Friday, April 12, 2013
I'm losing my fire to continue this journey! My bad knee is the major reason I'm feeling this way. I can't workout like I want to so my weight loss is not where it should be. I would usually lose at least two pounds a week if not more, but now, since this knee of mine have decided to snap, crackle, & pop... UGH!!! I've attended every 5K training clinic so far & even won a free 30 min massage at last Thursday's training. I can't wait to get my massage! I really need it. My hubby said he's willing to give me a massage whenever but we all know what that leads to.
So we train for the 5K on Mondays & Thursdays. I usually look forward to attending. Not anymore. We started out with a 6 min run & 2 min walk yesterday. I maybe ran 3 mins before my knee started acting up. So I started my "runway model" walk at a fast pace. I was determined to continue to do something. By the end of the training, my knee was swollen. It hurt to even bend it. It was tingling & my toes were numb. I knew I should've stopped but I didn't want to. I didn't stay for cool down & stretching. I was so upset. I want to quit because I know I won't be able to run the 5K on this knee. I've already registered for it, paid for the pasta party & ordered our team shirt.
Despite my knee injury, my weight loss hasn't been too bad. I weigh myself everyday just to see if I need to change anything with my journey. I'm maintaining. No loss & no gain. That's probably because of this food challenge I'm part of. If you eat it, you have to take a picture of it & post it. Here's what I had yesterday:
Taking a picture of what I'm about to eat really makes me aware of my choices! I almost had some Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream but decided not to because I can't eat only one serving. I will get a spoon or two of it once my son opens it though.
I got a battery for my pedometer & wore it yesterday. It said I had 15,255 steps! I couldn't believe it, but I did do a lot of walking. I walked on my lunch break, to my doctor's appointment, and then I walked at the 5K training clinic.
Update on my insulin pump - I didn't get it started last Friday. I guess my PCP didn't approve the training so that's at a stand still for the moment. That hasn't stopped Minimed from sending me a invoice for payment. I started to send them a note saying I would pay once I started using it.
Well, that's about it for now. I hope everyone has a safe & fit weekend! Make great choices!