Thursday, November 18, 2010
So I'm up and moving post-knee-surgery, and back at work a few hours a day. I'm reminded once again that this body turns 50 this year, and heals differently than it did at 25! It feels SO good to be doing and moving, but it is also difficult and painful, more than I expected. The great thing is that I don't take it for granted now, and being older helps me appreciate it much more than I might have in years past.
My last blog goals were numerous, but not insurmountable, and I'm so glad I set them out. They really helped me focus on achieving them.
~Pack my workout bag for the time I'm given the okay to work out again.
~Plan several days of meals, shop for them and even cooked a few things for the freezer.
~Up my water consumption and am doing better, though still an uphill battle some days.
~Get out my exercise ball, video and elastic band, and did the upper body work out one day. (I need a bigger room for that one!)
~I've done some planning for my trip, both eating wise and partnering with my husband on making it easier.
Now I need to:
~Start walking more each day as pain and doc permits
~Try to be more focused on daily meal planning - before the day I'm eating it!
~Work on more vegetable dishes that I really like, not just that I can 'get down.'
~Create a list of 'emergency lunches' for days I don't have time to pack them.
~Go to the gym at least once before my trip, to see how much I can do without stressing my newly repaired knee.
~Plan a success reward for surviving my trip on-plan, and another one for my next weight loss milestone.
~BE SURE to figure out ways to stay connected to the support on Slimgenics Sparkpeople during the trip!
Reading everyone's posts about how they're doing, how they struggle and how they success has been incredibly helpful, not just in terms of tips and ideas, but for not feeling so alone in this. When you're REALLY overweight, you don't want to tell everyone you know you're working on a new plan, because they've seen you do them before with little success. But that also means there's not many people to tell when you loose two pounds and want to shout it from the rooftops. I get to do that here though! ...and you all get it.