Monday, January 11, 2010

A messy week

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.



  2. I loved the New Fit Chicks podcast. I like that they always include to take time for yourself in the acronyms.

    Dealing with an injury is so hard. Just the fact that you want to keep exercising is a good sign! Keep working with the PT! Hopefully your foot will be better soon :)

  3. Oh, yeah—a sushi meal (especially with miso soup) can put 2-3 pounds of water weight on me overnight. And while the weight shows up overnight, it usually takes a couple of days to go away!

    The worst, for me, is Greek food—I once gained five pounds overnight after a gyro plus an appetizer of feta and olives.

    And logging everything when you can clearly see that it's bad news? I think that's a huge victory, and I applaud your self-honesty.

  4. Sorry about your foot. And isn't it interesting that crankiness often equates to eating junk? It does in my book anyway.

  5. You're doing the right things as you deal with the frustration of your injured foot which limits your exercise of choice. Isn't it amazing to really see how much you love it and have integrated it into your regular routines? It will come back with patience and time.

    That next to last paragraph is the core of it, and I know you can get through this. Let us know how we can best support you as you move forward.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07