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Day 44 Getting results

Thursday, July 18, 2019

My scale had happy news this morning;slow and gentle turnaround habits are paying off. No additional stress needed; I'm taking it easy and doing small sustainable things.

This week I went to the workplace gym for a couple of short sessions. Yesterday was the first time I've used the elliptical since I became ill in December. The holdup has been ankle tendon damage from a bad news fluoroquinolone drug prescribed for pneumonia. Should I ever have it again, God forbid, I will request an alternative. I am lucky not to have had ruptured tendons, but improvement has been long and very slow. My left ankle is still not right, but good enough that 5 min going slowly seemed worth a try. I'm OK today, so I'll start adding time and effort. I've missed my favorite piece of gym equipment.

I ate a good breakfast, packed my homemade breakfast bar for mid-morning snack, and made my lunch. My department orders out at the end of the week, but I have a couple of food occasions over the weekend so eating my own light healthy lunch is by way of damage control and looking ahead.

I've already made a couple of laps around the atrium, and it's nearly time to do it again. The Wellness team provided a log for marking hourly stand/stretch/walk breaks; it reminds me not to sit too long.

Small good habits add up over time. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Attributed to Confucius
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