Back on track and losing pounds
Saturday, August 15, 2015
I'm happy to say I'm 3 weeks in and 8 pounds down just by making healthy choices and drinking my water. I feel better.
Summer is hard to lose weight with family/friend gatherings, holiday weekends, weddings and celebrations at work. Constant food roller coaster.
If you look at my food tracker you will see calorie overages on a few days and yes, I had a slice of pizza last night which was planned. There was cake and ice cream at work yesterday for someone's birthday, which I said no thank you to because there was a slice of pizza in my future.
I aim to make good, healthy choices 95% of the time. How do I stay on track? I plan, plan, plan in my trusty weekly planner and stick to the grocery list. This morning I have time to plan and will then put it in the SP tracker today or tomorrow. The tracker gives me my calorie, fat, carb, calcium, fiber and other info I need to be balanced. I tweak it to meet the requirements most of the time. The weekends are mostly outlined but for events, like today's reunion potluck. I plan to have whatever protein without a bun, a small scoop of two salads, lots of veggies and fruit salad if it's there and a slice of my crescent fruit pizza. I forgot cheese and maybe a few crackers.
Now for exercise. I have not been exercising for one reason. I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot for most of the summer. It became inflamed when we started cross-training at work this spring. I originally packed orders and was cross-trained to pull order which involves more walking while pushing a cart. I have self diagnosed as I had it a few years back there is nothing a doctor can do but tell me to rest, ice and support my foot. I rested on my vacation 4 weeks ago, wear a brace to bed, ice after work and try to relax. It is getting better as the pain isn't constant. I will also be purchasing some orthopedic shoes just for work in the next week or so.
Plantar fasciitis (say "PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus") is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk. (Definition taken from webMD)
Sooo, I would like to take a Yoga and Strength Training class that the city rec dept offers which starts in about a month. If the heal pain is still there, I will not be running or jumping in ST class as there are spurts of cardio in it. The instructor is very good at giving other options. I would like to take my dogs for regular walks and should do them in the morning as the foot pain is less. After work I'm ready to sit.
I'm just happy with my progress. Then I ask myself "why did I give up before?" Last fall I did too much after changing jobs and got burned out taking too many workout classes. Then I was idle, not making healthy choices, eating an extra serving and the weight was creeping back on. My feet can't take the extra weight.
My goal for today is to enjoy the reunion, drink my water, be mind-full of what I eat, not obsessed.