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Every Day Can't and Won't Be Perfect

Monday, December 16, 2013

That's a hard thing to remember. All one can do is to do their best and that's what I'm trying to do.

I'm frustrated with myself. My knees hurt so long walks are out. I took the weekend off from walking and did upper body stuff but I know that every day that goes by without a walk makes it that much harder to start back up again. My legs really want to walk! My knees are saying no! I've been resting and icing. I was going to wrap them yesterday but DH and I forgot. I definitely can't make it to the doctor till after the holidays so hopefully there is nothing really wrong. The right knee actually feels better, but the left one kept me awake most of the night, even with pain meds. Tired AND frustrated.

The worst part is, every time I start trying to get healthy I get hurt somehow. Then I end up stopping for months until the day comes where I decide to try again.

I'm really determined not to let that happen this time (even though it's constantly on my mind). I may not be able to walk, but I can do some stretching and upper body work. I may not be able to walk but I can still eat healthy and track my food.

So no, every day is not going to be perfect. My fitness tracker won't move very much this week and I won't be meeting that goal, but it's not for lack of willpower. I may not lose much weight but I'm not going to be gaining any.

I can still do this! I may have to just adjust what "perfect" means this week!
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    you have the right attitude .... finding what you CAN do and doing that well. sorry you're hurt and I hope that your knees get better soon. icing is really important so try to do that every couple of hours over the next few days. also, pain meds are fine for pain but you probably need some sort of OTC anti*inflammatory ~ try asking a pharmacist at your local drugstore.

    hang in there ~ you're going to be successful even if it takes longer than you thought it would.

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    2620 days ago
    Remember, exercise is something like 20% of the equation. Until you are physically able, just work on the 80% nutrition part of the journey. Then one day when you are ready, add in some exercise. For me, the more I ate right and started feeling better, the fog was lifting, I started to lose weight, the more I wanted to exercise and the easier it became.

    You can do this!


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    2620 days ago
    I'm like you if theres a bump in the road I end up getting off track. so far sometimes that I cant even see the road. But I'm pretty fed up with not ever seeing the results I know I can produce. So no matter what come sickness or some injury I will venture on in areas that I can. If I am swaying I will think of you and how your still going even with some bummed knees.
    2624 days ago
    Don't get discouraged, my friend. You just stressed your knees - Rest and let them heal. Do some yoga, or if you can manage it, Pilates. Stick with the exercises that don't stress your knees until they're better. And when they are better, you might try knee braces when you walk until they heal completely. Remember, that weight came on a bite at a time - it's going to come off the some way......and one step at a time! You want to keep your exercise pleasurable, not painful! Hang in there! emoticon
    2627 days ago
    Thank you :)
    I did manage to go for a very slow 20 minute walk with DH today. Now I'm going to rest and ice, he can make dinner!
    2627 days ago
    At least you won't be gaining any, that's so true! Sometimes all we can do is all we can do. Thanks for sharing!
    2628 days ago
  • JAROL7
    True, true but measuring, calculating the calories, journaling in SP sure does help. I'm on Day #130 and I've gone over my budget of calories (not counting exercise) only 20 of the 130 days. SP really helps stick to the plan.
    2628 days ago
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