My big victory last week was that I did my best to log accurately every day, even though I really didn't want to see the numbers in my tracker. I also managed to get in one really solid workout.
The week wasn't so good other than that. I had just started physical therapy for my foot, and hadn't figured out how to fit in exercise before or after my appointments. I was cranky about not being able to go out to run, even though the weather wasn't great running weather. I went to a lot of events where I had lots of tempting food available and not a lot of healthy choices, so I gave myself permission to eat junk.
Lots of things. This morning I had a three-pound gain from last week, though I think some amount of that might be because I had sushi (with soy sauce) and edamame (with salt) for dinner last night.
I told my physical therapist that I wanted to know if I could run again and he told me to walk fast first. I did and I noticed some pain in my foot, so I can't rush this. I have an appointment with the podiatrist tomorrow and more physical therapy for a while. I think I'm going to have to figure out other activities for a while. I have been wanting to do more Spinning, swimming, and weight training, so I guess this is my chance. There is no rush to get back to running, though I miss its simplicity -- put on some shoes and go. I also associate running with weight loss, so of course I'm feeling a little threatened, especially after the higher number on the scale today.
I have to be patient and accepting and keep working on food, exercise, and most importantly, try to cultivate a positive mental attiude and a general feeling of trust in myself. It's a pretty big to-do list.
If you're facing a similar to-do list, you might want to check out the latest Two Fit Chicks podcast. I listened to it today as I took my trial walk in the park, and it's all about getting started, or restarted, on a fitness and healthy eating plan.