Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekly weigh-in May 20: Another bad week, another bad weigh-in

I am discouraged, to say the least, that I am back up so much on the scale, even though I know that some of the gain is temporary water gain and will be gone in the next few days. I was in the high 170s all last week, and we went out with college friends on Saturday and went to a cookout yesterday.  Still, it's no fun to see the weight I worked hard to lose return on the scale. Or in my DietBet, which now has me at no weight lost.

I have been feeling very down about the injury. Scaling back on my activity always makes me feel worse, even though it might seem like a rest. I don't feel like myself when I haven't gotten a good sweat. And I'm in some pain, which is no fun.  I am taking Aleve (naproxen sodium) twice a day, and I wonder if that might have some impact on my weight as well.

But I know now, after Friday's appointment, what I'm dealing with. Even though I'm not supposed to run, there are a lot of other things I can do.  I'm going to go to a Spin class today. That will help a lot.

This week will be a busy one.  I have a conference paper to finish for my conference that I leave for in 20 days. My goal is to have it posted before I leave for another trip with my husband on May 31.  I don't want to bring this paper into June.  Sooner, rather than later.  Time for me to take the good advice I have been giving my capstone students all semester about not procrastinating and doing a little every day.

I have been wanting to plant some flowers and a few tomato plants, but I'm not buying anything until I get some serious work done on that paper.

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