Calories burned in exercise: 2144
(Numbers, here are included in the above Fitbit numbers. They are listed, here, separately so I can track my post-surgery progress.)
Start Time: 04:50 PM
Total Minutes: 19.00
Left and right leg numbness is increasing and spreading. Walk was slow but invigorating.
Doctor said, today (Monday), not to worry about it, that it's natural after all the trauma to the nerves and muscles in my back. He also said that I should level off on the walking to the one mile that I'm currently at, and resume the recumbent bike.
Sleep is still an issue. I spend lots of time in bed or reclining in my lift/recliner but only about 3.5 hours of sleep, max, at any given time. Yesterday, I was unable to take any naps. The doctor also recommended that I limit my napping to one, one-hour nap per day. (Yesterday, and today, so far, I would have killed for an hour snooze. The body is willing but the mind is not.)
Today, I drove for the first time since my surgery. This will relieve Beth of at least one time-consuming duty.
Yesterday, I ate over 5500 calories which is more than twice as much as I have eaten on my maximum calorie input over the last 2.75 years. I'm within .7 pounds of rising to my goal weight, with another five pounds to gain after that, and then to reassess my new (?) goal weight. Today, I had a lox, (real bagel bakery) bagel, tomato, cream cheese and capers sandwich, today, for breakfast -- the first time I had any of these five ingredients in the last 2.75 years. I felt like hugging myself the way that dog, in the cartoon does, when he's given a bone. Yum! Shows you my new "commitment" to weight gain.
The doctor also recommended that I temporarily increase my intake of beef, most especially steak and brisket.
Woe is me, not (yet!)!