Thursday, August 12, 2010
I think my food choices have allowed me to eat more but stay within my calorie target. One thing I noticed is that my potassium intake one day was over 5000! Most of that was from eating 2 cups of beet greens. Perhaps next time I should eat only 1 cup for a serving of those. I also am surprised how much potassium is in cucumbers. I usually can eat 2 a day of those but yesterday at lunch I lost my appetite for them and actually threw away half of a cucumber cause it just didn't "hit the spot" as usual. (I also noticed it was a bit too ripe with lots of big seeds in it. Guess I prefer the young ones.)
Anyhow, today will be a short day at work (only 5 hours) due to going to work late in order to swim in the therapy pool before work and leaving work early to go to physical therapy. Overall, my pain level is getting better, but I still need to work on strenthening the muscles around the knees. My gait is not very good yet and I feel off balance when I walk and I walk quite slowly due to discomfort and/or weakness. I guess I will need to talk to the therapist about these issues. Hope everybody has a great day. I went to bed early last night and so when it was time to get up it wasn't such a struggle. I think I got about 8 hours of good sleep. I will go to bed early tonight again and hope to have a repeat of that.