Friday, June 28, 2013
Day for didn't go as well for me. I didn't plan well, so was spending too much time figuring out what to eat and how to prepare it...and waiting until I was hungry to do any of it. BAD choice! In addition, I watched TV, which never leads to good things, but this time in particular because I was watching the latest episodes of "Master Chef" - while I was hungry. My planning takes a little extra time because my calorie range is lower than that of the challenge meal plan due to my age and post-menopausal status. So I just have to change the portions...guess that's really not a valid excuse for not planning ahead though. Nope, can't find a single valid excuse, I just didn't do it. I *was* really tired, maybe that's why? Anyway, without going into all the sordid details, by the time the day had ended I consumed about 500 calories above my 1200 - 1300 range. I've done much worse, and survived, so likely I'll survive this as well.
I have "officially" decided that I am not going to attempt any more exercise moves that put stress on my ankle until it is completely healed. At this rate it will NEVER get healed, so I guess it's back to relying on seated chair workouts for the majority of my cardio. They do work well, as long as the chair holds out, but I get impatient with not being able to get back into the routine I had developed prior to spraining my ankle. It just doesn't feel right to be sitting down for this stuff. I *am* able to walk much better and much more, as long as I stick to level surfaces and straight forward steps...so things are coming along. I just can't do most of the standing cardio, or even many of the mat / floor exercises without putting strain on that ankle. There are a lot of things I CAN do, though, so I still count my blessings; perhaps even more than before as I get this tiny taste of what it must be like to have to do things with a permanent disability.
On to Day 5 - it's already HERE! I finally slept (with the help of a pill) and am ready to face the challenge, so here I go...