Monday, December 05, 2011
I consumed 932 cals today.
I was low on cals today because I didn't eat a fruit with breakfast - in a rush, forgot to grab a clementine on my way out the door to work - and I didn't have a night time snack - out late with friends.
Today didn't start out real well. I went to my foot doctor, expecting him to trim the dissolving pin pressing on the bottom of my foot (sorry if this is too graphic - it is gross) and telling me I can walk on my treadmill and start running soon.
What I got was a soft cast because my toe is moving to the left on top of the next toe due to scar tissue. I have to wear it for at least a week a long with a boot. :(
I can drive, thank God. I had donated my shower boot to someone who doesn't have insurance a couple weeks ago when I got my stitches out, so now I have nothing to cover it with so it won't get wet! I left limping with the boot, feeling like I was back to square one. I have to go back in 3 weeks to see how it is going. He said it is 85% healed. And, he wasn't happy that the physical therapist had me peddling an exercise bike.
I worked til 3 PM then went home and took a 2 hour nap with Roxy. I had to get a grip on my current situation and stop feeling sorry for myself. My foot isn't hurting and it has only been 6 1/2 weeks since my foot surgery so I decided I had to get over it. I have lost 19 pounds since the surgery and decided to again just focus on losing weight through Christmas. It is definitely a positive in this long recovery process!! I also thought about a young girl I saw in PT last week who had obviously suffered from a stroke. She was working on her leg and foot so she could walk better. She couldn't move her arm at all. She was working really hard and excited at her small milestones that day. Her hurdle is so much higher than mine I thought. It put my small problem in perspective as I thought about it today.
My husband and I went out to dinner with friends we haven't seen in at least 15 years. They were in our wedding - in fact, the male friend was my husband's best man. Life separated us for a long time. We found them on facebook. We spend 4 hours talking away in the restaurant. I had broccoli and shrimp and salad. (my staple food when I go out to eat!) It was really great catching up with them.
And, the feelers I sent out last week to replace one of my managers has already resulted in a potential replacement. I am going to meet with her outside the office to see how she could fit in with the team. That is helping me to feel better - I need to change it up and feel like a plan is falling into place.
So, that was my day. I feel like so many things are happening each day -- can't wait til Christmas week when I have four days off in a row!!
Hope you are having a great week!
Sunday, December 04, 2011
I ate 1135 cals today.
I got a lot of cleaning done at my house and my older son's new house. My younger son (still living at home) is hanging all the Christmas lights outside. When he is done, he is going to help me bring the exercise bike up two flights of stairs. He is going to carry the heavy end and we are going to see if we can do it without bothering my husband. My husband is still helping my other son at his new house tonight.
My friend Christina is still taping a commercial so I am not sure that I will get to see her tonight. I don't like to drive in the dark, especially when I am not familar with an area.
Someone remarked on my earlier blog that they would be starving if they ate 1200 cals a day. I have not been hungry. I think it is because of what I am eating and how many times a day I am eating. Plus I drink A LOT of water. and I track EVERYTHING I eat on SparkPeople. Most of the time, I track before I eat.
Here is a typical day:
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup blueberries
Nutrisystem Turkey Dog
1 slice whole wheat bread
1 1/2 cups tossed salad (carrots, radishes, lettuce, cabbage)
1 tblspn Kraft Free Ranch Dressing
4 ozs Breakstone 2% cottage cheese
Yoplait Light Yogurt
Nutrisystem Thick Crust Pizza
1 cup broccoli
1 cup pink grapefruit
Nutrisystem is helpful because it gives the correct portion size, which is a lot smaller than what I was eating. It also trains you on which foods to eat at different times of the day. I think that's why I got "stuck" after I lost 13 pounds earlier in the year. I add a fruit to every breakfast and dinner. Sometimes I also have a fruit instead of dairy for afternoon snack. When I am done the last Nutrisystem order, I will keep eating this way, and just sub homemade entree's where the Nutrisystem food used to be. I do this now when I go out to restaurants - which is pretty frequent and I continue to lose weight.
So, basically, I feel like I am eating all day. I do pack my lunch and afternoon snack EVERY DAY during the work week and on the weekends if I am running errands. Hope this helps!
Have a great night!
Sunday, December 04, 2011
consumed 1200 cals yesterday - lost another pound!
Yesterday was such a busy day. We moved my son into his new townhouse. He had a lot of stuff - filled a u-haul and 3 pick-up trucks and we had already been taking things over throughout the week. I came home around 3 PM, took a quick nap and was showered and out the door at 5 PM to go to dinner and see Bob Seger with friends. Looking back I am glad I had somewhere to go afterwards. As I told my son I am very proud of him and know it is time for hime to go, but I am going to miss him. He is my first child to REALLY leave. (after college, etc.)
I packed my lunch and snack yesterday - it saved me a lot of calories. The men and my son went out to a sandwich shop when we were done - my husband said the sandwiches were huge. I had a really good grilled chicken salad for dinner and a couple glasses of red wine during the night. (that is where the extra cals came from). I did dance pretty much the whole concert so I think I may have balanced it out!
So today I vacuumed my study. We gave my son the sleeper sofa that was in it, so now we are bringing the exercise bike out of the basement to put next to my treadmill! My foot doctor has cleared me to use the bike, and it will be nice to get some good cardio in everyday until I can run miles again!
Later this afternoon I think I am meeting my friend Christina in Baltimore - if she gets out of work early. I haven't seen her in a long time because she lives in Texas. She lost 140 pounds using Medifast and is now a spokeperson for them. Evidentally, she is in a lot of commercials too. She has been taping all weekend. I hadn't heard of Medifast, but apparently it is coming to the Northeast. She always struggled with her weight (I have known her for 20 years). After she lost it, she took a job at Medifast so she wouldn't gain it back. She is now a sales manager. I did mention SparkPeople.com to her. She is going to let her boss know about it and said they will probably advertise.
So, I am going to get back to cleaning now. I hope you are having a great weekend. I should be able to spend more time on here and cheer you on by tomorrow!
Friday, December 02, 2011
Consumed 1000 calories today, lost another pound today!
I started physical therapy today because I can't move my big toe. I never knew it was possible to go to pt for a toe! I saw people way worse than I am - working so hard just to be able to use their right leg or arm after suffering a stroke, or after getting injured in a car accident. I am not going to feel sorry for myself anymore for not being able to run.
The first thing I was told to do was ride the stationary bike for 10 minutes. It was so nice to do cardio!! I peddled so fast and hard I worked up a good sweat. It felt so good - I loved it. I am going to go back to the gym now and use the bike and stationary machines. I also had to pick up marbles with my toes, and did a lot of other exercises.
I then went to work for 3 hours and then went over to my son's new house and cleaned his kitchen and lined all the drawers. My husband brought Roxy over after work - she was running around like crazy! She was by herself too much this week. After tomorrow, it should be "back to normal" for her. I took her home as my son and husband were deep cleaning the carpets.
Now I am home and tired out. Tomorrow we are moving all of my son's big stuff, so I am hoping to get a good night sleep. I am going to a Bob Seger concert tomorrow night and want to be ready to sing and dance!
Thursday, December 01, 2011
807 cals consumed today. Lost 1 pound - that makes a total of 30 since my start. I am now in the "healthy weight" bmi range. Yayyy!
Another busy day! I left at 7 AM for NYC to attend a meeting in Manhattan, and just got home at 11:00 PM!! We got a lot done at the meeting. We had a "working lunch". I was happy to see veggie wraps and ate 1/2 of one with grapes. We went to dinner at the Outback Steakhouse - I had grilled shrimp and steamed broccoli. Along with breakfast before I left, I only had 807 calories. I felt a little nauseous driving home, so I am not feeling like an evening snack. I chatted with one colleague that runs 1/2 marathons. She gave me tips when preparing for the Disney 1/2 marathon next fall. Just talking about it got me excited! Can't wait til I can run again.
Tomorrow morning I have physical therapy for my foot then work then back to my son's townhouse to finish cleaning. Whewwww!! What a week!
Hope you are having a great one!
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