Friday, September 10, 2010
So, a week later and I will confess that although the immediate health crises for my beloved lab has passed, I've been preoccupied with prepping for job interviews. I've kept up with tracking food for the most part, and I've not strayed seriously from my diet. I have not been to the gym. Part laziness, partly because I injured my knee and thought I'd broken my toe last Friday (getting out of the shower to rescue dog; I'd thought he'd fallen again, but he'd just knocked something over. He was having seizures).
Foot is better, knee is a little better but still sore. Using my recumbent bike at home is safe; going to the gym may not be. I tend to push myself to do ALL the equipment because I enjoy it once I'm there. It is the show off in me - that bit of competitor I did not realize I had until I got to the gym regularly. Even if I'm just competing against my last workout!
I am proud that I've not seriously strayed from my food plan. Even when I went out to dinner with a friend I ate 1/3 of the meal and pkged the rest to take home. It was all I really wanted anyway. I was full! It is remarkable what 2 yrs of reduced portions can do to one's appetite. I literally cannot eat as much as I used to! To think that 2 yrs ago I was seriously thinking about gastric bypass/lap band surgery.
Still have those last 12 lbs to go... I will forgive myself for not getting to the gym. I have reasons. HOWEVER, I am promising that today, after my job interview skills test, that I will use my exercise bike as a reward. I feel so proud of myself when I work out! Rather than see it as a chore, I'm looking forward to how great it makes me feel afterward. More energy, more self-respect...
I will also make another healthy meal for dinner tonight!