Monday, September 23, 2013
Since August, it feels like my eating plan has been on vacation. Sure, I put on 5lbs during the month, but I was ok with that, because I was working on melting it off in September. Then 2 weekends ago, just as I was gearing up to lose those 5lbs, I hurt my knee badly enough that Doc told me no heavy workouts for at least 2 weeks. A little later today, I see my family Doc to get her to look at it and follow up with her.
But I'm on Naproxen in the meantime, and that makes me retain a LOT of water. Not to mention it makes me feel hungrier. Add that to the lack of food discipline, and now I'm up 10lbs. I'm quite P.O.'ed, but I only have myself to be P.O.'ed at.
I finally reached out and asked for help so I can get back on track. I haven't tracked any food or fitness in over 6 weeks, and that can't continue.
So to stop sucking wind, and not being angry with myself, I have decided on a plan to make my way back to "normal healthy" again. My biggest weakness is still food, so that's where I have to start. I'm not afraid of tracking, but it is tedious. This time, though, I have a trusty little android phone that has SparkPeople bookmarked. My plan is to track the foods that are the same every day -- breakfast & lunch & day snacks M-F. I've had more salad dressing than I need most days, so I need to go back to measuring that. I know my evening snacks are heavier in calories than I would rather admit. I know I'm not getting enough protein in the run of a day (which makes me hungrier). And I'm still smoking.
I'll get there, once again. And if you see me whining on my SP status, feel free to offer up cheeze, because this isn't what it's all about for me.
This Buttercup is Sucking It Up, instead of Sucking Wind. :-D