The week that was
Sunday, August 05, 2012
I've done a lot better this last week than I had been doing. Got to the gym several times, and while I haven't precisely eaten well, I have kept it down to a dull roar.
Went to the podiatrist last week (I blogged about that), and he said I needed better shoes (read: expensive) and recommended a specific local shop that sells European made shoes. Went in there, and I have to admit the ones I bought feel better than any I have had for years, even though I spent $500 on them. I was spending so much already that I left two pairs that I had considered there, but think I am going to go back and get them. I feel so Imelda Marcos, but it is worth it to have my feet not hurt. These shoes are so well made, I think they may all well last me the rest of my life.
I've conceded that I am not losing weight, and my clothes are worn out, so I spent some time shopping at real stores this weekend as well, since it was tax-free weekend in Missouri. Didn't find a single thing I would spend that much money on. None of it fit that well (either too small or too large, with nothing in between) and all of it where I was looking (admittedly "low end" shops) well made. Guess I'll hit GoodWill and the Sally Army again this next week.
Saw a sports specialist about my shoulder injury of last fall, and he gave me some exercises to do. He also gave me a prescription for physical therapy if they don't work. I am trying to find time to fit those into my already crowded schedule. The shoulder doesn't bother me most of the time, but cramps up at times, and is definitely weaker than it should be, which stops me or limits me in doing a good many strength training moves.
My SIL's grandfather is still with us, although he got up in the middle of the night Thursday and fell. DD, SIL and GD get back from their cruise today. Had a message from DD that they were in Atlanta waiting for their connecting flight, so they should be almost back by now.
Got thinking about what I know of nutrition, and started myself on Vitamin B6 and fish oil a couple weeks ago. Think my energy is improving some, although I still got so tired shopping that I couldn't do it all in one day. So annoying. No more than I like shopping, having to go back again is just not pleasant.
Tomorrow, I have an appointment with Benefits at work to discuss the ins and outs of retirement (want to be sure I am understanding the process and what I can expect to have as income in retirement) and then have an appointment to have an "age spot" removed from my breast. It has been there for years, but the doctor says it is beginning to change in a worrisome way, so going to go get that taken care of.
Haven't exercised the last two days. Friday, I was too pooped from shopping, yesterday I was just plain lazy, and today I was pooped from shopping again. I have promised myself that I am going to go for at least a short walk this evening, even though it is still hotter than the hubs of Hades here. (How many H's can one put in one sentence?)
Finally went back and tracked today, yesterday, and Friday. Today is excellent so far, and yesterday was pretty good until I let the munchies get the best of me after dinner last night. Friday--let's face it, I lied to myself about how much I was eating, and it was not pretty. Over 2200 calories for that one day. Jeez Louise. On the other hand, I took myself out for breakfast and got a low cal vegie omelet, then had lunch at a vegetarian restaurant, and am well within my range so far today. Think since I have been doing vegetarian all day by accident, I'll continue the trend and do vegie for dinner as well. Meatless Sunday instead of meatless Monday. It works.
Anyway, if I am going to go for a walk, I have to eat first, so I had better get to it. Have a baked sweet potato with Greek yogurt and some green vegies planned for the meal, followed by a nectarine or some grapes.
See all of you tomorrow.