Tuesday, May 22, 2012
My physical therapist sent me to my doctor today. Yesterday, she was concerned that my knee was infected, so she marked the red ring around the concrete-burn on my knee with a black permanent marker. When I came back today, the red ring had spread beyond the marks from yesterday and was streaky-looking. She said that if I couldn't see my primary care doc today to go to an urgent care center. I wasn't sure what the urgency was, but my knee was so sore, I was OK with seeing the doctor. Turns out I have a staff infection. I'm on a nasty antibiotic to kill it. The doc said no working out for a little while and I have to keep my leg elevated as much as possible. I start a weight training class a week from tomorrow, so I better be good to go by then. Good thing I wasn't planning to do the triathlon on June 10.
1 - Exercise - another unplanned rest day. Getting old is not for sissies!
2 - Calories - 1,390. This antibiotic is making me sick to my stomach.
3 - Sleep - 5 hours last night. Spark curfew - 10:30pm.
4 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 2 veggies.
May 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Swimming class is over, so I will concentrate on walking, biking, and the elliptical machine. I may throw in a swim every now and then, but the indoor pool is pretty crowded during open swim.
2 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of June.
3 - Sleep 6+ hours per night. Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. Curfew was very difficult to keep in April, but I need it. I'm combining the two goals, since they are inter-related.
4 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.