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Sucking Wind

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
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    Exercise: yes, you can, just take it easy on the knee!
    Diet: Yes, you can. If you stray, don't beat yourself up. I would do that and use it as an excuse to binge-eat. unless someone ties you to a chair and force feeds you, you are accountable for everything that goes in your mouth!
    Smoking: If you have to, forget the other two points and PLEASE quit smoking. My wife quit about 8 years ago (I'm guessing). She felt better and had more energy, exercised more, ate better and saved all that money. It still killed her. Quit Now. Please. She used Chantix. Talk to your doctor about it.
    1659 days ago
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    1670 days ago
    i agree.
    you've been through worse. you'll get through this.
    and i loved the blog, too.

    meanwhile, just remember as much as it sucks to lost those 10lbs, at least you've caught it when it is ONLY ten pounds!

    1670 days ago
    JO~~ great Blog~~great insight~

    A Spark friend of mine who goes to WW's told me that someone in her group once said that North Americans use way too much salad dressings! ( like you~I am one of those! )
    But this lady said...try breaking up your lettuce or whatever green you use...then spray it liberally with a virgin oil spray...tossing it around till all of it is coated. Then shake ( to your liking ) garlic powder on this and toss again.

    After that...add whatever it is you like on your salads....and keep tossing to coat the new added ingredients. ( if you add things like cucumber and tomatoes...you get some more moisture)

    I hardly ever use other salad dressings now other than if I want a change of flavour every so often!
    1670 days ago
    You are such a strong individual Jo, I know you will succeed!!!
    Don't worry, I'll be here to offer you some cheese. :)
    1670 days ago
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