Thursday, December 19, 2013
A difficult day where I managed to stay on plan.
Yesterday was the kind of day where I might be likely to feel so sorry for myself, I "deserved" to overeat. Now what kind of thinking is that?
It was very busy--a class, a guitar lesson, and a shift in my volunteer work. But the "icing on the cake" (oh, that is a good metaphor) is that I had two posts inserted in two of the three implants in my mouth and then teeth placed on them. Now, I should and can really feel blessed that the technology exists to replace lost teeth, and that I have the resources to pay for it. But, it is very brutal work, you can relate it to orthopedic surgery, because that is what it is, metal and tools and tiny little socket wrenches--all aimed at the bone of your jaw. And, if your gums get in the way, full speed ahead and don't spare the torpedoes. Seriously, it hurt so badly I cried, and I have never cried in a dental chair before. It also took two hours. I think sometimes dentists kind of forget that there is a person attached to the mouth they are working on.
So, armed with painkiller, I could have really eaten junk. What I did eat is a tea biscuit, which I love, and I incorporated it into plan and stayed in my fitbit calorie range.
Why on plan? Well, definitely being accountable to you, my sparkfriends, and also developing an attitude of gratefulness for my life. My volunteer shift yesterday was in the Emergency Room triage area for a local hospital. What I see and hear about, I feel doubly blessed.
By the way, there are approximately ten places to stop and buy junk between my home and the school where I take my guitar lessons. Gas stations with convenience stores, fast food, and so on. It's only about 3 kilometers or so. Why so many? Interesting comment on our culture.
Today, so far so good. Weight is down.