Down and out on Christmas
Monday, December 24, 2012
So if you saw my recent status update, you know things have been a bit out of control. I was doing well with getting back into exercise, about to start week 2 of Zombies, Run! 5k training, and then blam... my ankle.
It's slow healing, so far, but it is getting better. It'll probably be at least the first of the year before I can consider walking for exercise.
That's not really what's frustrating me, though. Exercise injuries happen; it's not the first time I've had an injury, and it won't be the last. Heck, early this year I had a two week bout of severe vertigo!
What's frustrating is my total lack of self control over my eating.
I track, for the most part, though I've been inconsistent this week. I'm in that bad habit of "well, I blew it, might as well stop tracking" that I know is SO counterproductive.
I don't really indulge in holiday sweets and such; I don't have a sweet tooth, really, and buffet-style family get togethers are easy for me to handle, too. I've been using the government food plate as my guide! Half the plate is always fruits and veggies (even when those fruits and veggies aren't necessarily as healthy as they could be) and I'm taking it easy on the mac and cheese.
No, the problem's at home, with my usual snacking and overeating. I've been trying to at least keep it healthy, so it's stuff like cheese, broccoli, carrots, etc; mostly I succeed.
I'm still not gaining, so I'm controlling my intake, for the most part - but I'm not cutting calories.
I think part of is that I'm used to eating like I'm exercising; which is about at maintenance, for me. Without the extra calorie burn of exercise, it's basically ground my forward momentum to a halt.
I'm not really looking for advice, per se; I know the answers; I've given them out myself in the forums more times than I can count! The problem is just plain DOING it, and getting past this point to heal enough that I can get back moving. Mostly just whining and commiserating. I know what I need to do; now, I just have to motivate myself to do it.