Monday, July 29, 2013
Well, two of the four grandchildren are coming, anyway. They are so grown up, they are flying here together, with no adults! Julien (JuJu) has been flying alone since he was 4 or 5, but I think this is Jerina's (Rina) first trip without an adult. They are growing up so fast!
Of course, I'm ALWAYS hurt when JuJu comes for a visit, but at least I can get around pretty well, and even without much pain most of the time, so I'm looking forward to having a great time with them!
Speaking of pain, it looks like I may have been rushing the healing of my ankle a bit, because it's more painful now than it was when I began the switch from seated chair workouts to regular workouts. I've really been pushing myself, too, and I suppose that didn't really help a torn ligament mend :( I'm just so anxious to do EVERYTHING, but I am going to slow down again, sit my big behind on a chair, and work that butt right off while I sit on it...what a feat that will be! I know I can get a good workout, even cardio workout, while sitting. I'm just not sure how much my chair can take, but I'm going to just go back to taking things slower and really try to give my ankle a chance to heal more before I put it through any more set-backs.
Final note before those kids get here (their grandpa is picking them up, so I likely won't see them until tomorrow...we're 29 years divorced). All that "pushing myself" I was doing wasn't really amounting to much weight loss, although I really was starting to see and feel the difference. Aside from not seeing the pounds falling off, I was also feeling really tired, to the point of exhaustion much of the time. So I finally decided to get brave and reset my SP settings, changing them from sedentary to somewhat active (I think that's what it was...the middle setting). Now I have to be even more careful when I use that fitness tracker, to make sure I don't get credit for burning more calories than I should, because those calories burned are reflected in my nutrition goals. I have to say that I appreciate feeling as though I'm getting enough to eat, AND I lost 2 more pounds! I took today as a rest day and was pleased to see my caloric goal dropped to reflect the lack of exercise. This was something I missed from the time I switched from eDiets to SparkPeople, the ability to count my calories burned in my nutrition plan. Now I have everything!