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Realizations and minor bumps

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Was having a slight knee pain earlier last week and mentioned to my therapist. He told me to take it easy and let him know if the pain increases at my next visit. I wasn't able to describe the pain well last time so until my next visit I have been marking my knee with marker to show the areas of pain with a different color for each day. I have also been wearing a knee brace and started to ice. All of it seems to be of no help as my knee seems to hurt more now though I have been trying to rest. So until I get my knee stronger again my walks are out of question and I am forced to improvise inside.

Realization today, I stepped on the scale and it read 201.4! This was very exciting as I had told myself if I hit 200 by end of November my goal for end of year would be 195. Well no sooner had my day began I started eating crappy. I have had half a lemon with way too much salt, pumpkin pie(homemade) with whipped topping, a salisbury steak on a burger bun, a cheese crisp with half an avocado, a chocolate pudding cup, a glass of milk and 52 oz of water. I also just made a ham and cheese hot pocket to eat. I am not sure but think I am going to do a casserole for dinner with hamburger, onions, rice, cream of mushroom/chicken soups and serve with mixed veggies.
The best part is I realized why I am doing this and what I can do to avoid it(hopefully) in the future. First I am stressed and not speaking up. Second I normally have a small binge right before my monthly to compensate for the first few days where I don't want to eat anything. This all means I need to 1. drink more water, 2. eat regular meals and healthy snacks, 3. indulge in sweets with moderation being key, 4. look at the time and determine if I am eating for boredom, hunger or dehydration. I look back at today and realize within 4 hours I have had 3 meals and that is probably a day and a half of what my normal calorie intake should be at.

I am planning on attending 2 thanksgiving events but eating small portions and refusing seconds. I am also planning some meals that would include my cousin and her family to save them some costs and all of us time.

Side notes: I really dislike that they smoke in general, menthol ones even more dislike and such hate that they throw the butts on the ground like it's leaves. Did I mention they also smoke what seems to be a pack a day? So why not kick the habit and save up? emoticon Their little dog at least is kenneled at night for no accidents and goes outside a fair bit. emoticon emoticon This cat in our bathroom has no manners however and will keep me from going back to sleep at 5am. He thinks the door is his toy and enemy since it holds him trapped in the bathroom. He is unfixed so not many people want him and he's a Siamese.
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    emoticon emoticon on the weight loss hope you had a great holidays!
    1974 days ago
    Sorry about the pain and all the extra stress. But such great new from the scale. So don't give up you can do this. emoticon
    1984 days ago
    I hope your knee gets better! Congrats on the weight loss! Hope you have great thanksgiving!! emoticon emoticon
    1984 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your knee. ;-( My husband has a level 4 knee, waiting for knee replacement surgery. Since they only last so many years, he keeps putting it off. He
    s only 52. His doctor tells him 10 minutes ice, then 10 minutes heat. Just for a while later he uses a deep heat he gets from the doctor. I hope this helps emoticon
    1984 days ago
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