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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.

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    1907 days ago
    I really feel you here. I suffer in the progress department when I cannot exercise to couterbalance the calorie intake. I too KNOW what to do about it....Motivationg can be a little different. But I have been saying ti for the last couple of weeks. Right now I am happy if I can just get past New Years without Holiday gain.
    1907 days ago
    Ready for your BUTT KICKING? LOL I know you know what your problems are and how best to correct them. But like all of us, you're just human. We bend and break at the worst times and then have to put up with our small minds to bail us out. I'm just lucky I reached my goal early before I had to take on so many projects in getting ready for my daughter's wedding. Right now I'm on my 3rd week with this pulled muscle in my back and I just may not do ANY ST before the wedding on Jan.12. But I will do my best to eat right and to do cardio at least 3 times per week until the last few day before the wedding when everyone shows up and the house becomes a hotel.

    SO heal up soon and get back on that horse. You can do it.
    1908 days ago
  • -CORAL-
    I can relate
    1908 days ago
    Your ankle needs that good nutrition to get better, so go for high quality stuff. There are also some seated workouts here on sparkpeople.
    1908 days ago
    I hope your ankle injury heals quickly!
    1910 days ago
    emoticon Try to have a good xmas anyway!
    1910 days ago
  • AJB121299
    Feel better and happy holidays
    1910 days ago
    I can relate. The weather is not being cooperative where we are for Christmas. I haven't been able to do the walking I had planned.

    too many munchies available.
    1910 days ago
    As I said on your status update, focus on small efforts to start then add to them. It's usually far easier to make a small change/adjustment/effort than to make a bigger change.
    1910 days ago
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  • AJB121299
    Feel better and happy holidays
    1910 days ago
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