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October Recap

Sunday, October 30, 2016

I'm a day early, but it is what it is. In early October, I had a lot of success. I lost 7.2 pounds after 3 weeks but the success didn't last since I came back two weeks later and had magically gained 5.1 pounds. Not good. I'll spare everyone the drama that ensued after that, but let's just say I'll probably be dropping my nutritionist at the beginning of the new year. Unhelpful commentary doesn't make me want to work with someone.

I had a 5 day pity party after that, but decided to get over it - and myself - today and get back to trying. I weighed myself today, and I'm seriously considering not weighing myself again as a part of this process. It isn't exactly helpful, and it doesn't change anything outside of how I feel about myself based on the outcome. I'm in contemplation mode.

October was relatively successful in regards to movement. I logged 16 times doing activity this month, which 5 days up from my highest number of overall movement since I started tracking. I've found that moving consistently has created some issues that weren't there previously, such as shin splints and heel pain. My doctor agrees, there shouldn't be a reason a normal walking pace would cause that so I have been referred to a physical therapist. Good thing, since I was walking last week and sprained my ankle when it went halfway off the pavement and into the grass. Not fun, and super painful.

I have been advised to make some dietary changes by my medical doctor - more whole grains instead of refined grains, more lowfat dairy (greek yogurt) - among other things. I am doing my best to process all of these changes without taking an all-or-nothing approach like my ED wants me to. Learning to eat well with an ED is much harder than I anticipated, probably why I have avoided it for so long.

So overall, another month with no weight lost. I did, however, have some other hallmarks that I agreed to track so I could measure progress outside of the scale. They are:

1. I went down a size in dress pants (no other clothes, but I'll take what I can get)
2. I moved 2x-3x a week consistently.
3. I found myself wanting to do movement.

I'll take it.
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  • TRENTDREAMER
    :D That's good progress.

    Good to see you blogging :)

    Much success this November. emoticon emoticon
    619 days ago
  • PJH2028
    Thank you. Again.
    So many intersections with my experiences these days.
    "I'll take it" says it all.
    Have a good week.
    New Month. November!
    624 days ago
  • MT-MOONCHASER
    It's good to hear from you. It looks as if our Octobers were very similar, except for the shin splints and sprained ankle.

    I took a short break from exercise and better eating choices and it shows - I gained a couple of pounds.

    Why the wait to drop the nutritionist? If what you are getting is negativity and you aren't learning something useful, why not find someone else who is more helpful?

    WooHoo on the NSV's. Dropping a size anywhere is a great accomplishment.

    I'm gearing up to start another cardio streak with 21 minutes of WATP under my belt this a.m.

    Have a good week and check in occasionally. Inquiring minds want to know...

    emoticon

    625 days ago
  • CAROKNITS
    Hey, good to hear from you! Shin splints are the pits. I get them on my first long (mile) walk or two of the year, then thankfully they go away. I hope PT has a good solution for you.

    May your contemplation result in wise decisions. I'm cheering for you!
    625 days ago
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