Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Weigh in: June 30 - Summer 15 Challenge

I pretty much knew that this week would result in a gain.  Mostly because of all the salty, sweet, sugary, way unhealthy food I've been packing in. Some because of fact that my ankle and leg are still swollen.  I'm not one to blame "water weight" too much but in this case, I'm hoping that when the leg swelling does go away, it will float away a bit of weight that shouldn't be there.  That's what's happened in the past with my foot. 

To make a way long complicated story short: The bones in my ankle are all gobbeldy gook, the Dr.'s really can't explain it or give me a diagnosis.  I have very little movement in the ankle at all. Over the last year or so I've been babying it, big time. Pain went away, movement increased so I decided it was time to get back on the treadmill and see what it could do.  Bad idea. I screwed it up again, then with being on my feet non stop over the weekend cooking and partying, it is all completely swelled up and I'm back to square one with the pain.  I won't whine any more about it, but the treadmill is out. At least the running part, I can maybe do some slow walks in time, but no runner I will be. Now I know.  Moral of the story, I'm still dealing with it and it's all swelled up, it will go away and hopefully a pound or two will go away too.

So I came in today with a gain of 5.2 lbs.  Yuck.

So the stats for the Summer 15 challenge is a total of +4.4 out of -15.  Which means I have to lose 19.4 lbs. to complete the challenge.  Time to get my butt in gear I say!!

Same crud happened today that I've been doing all week. My meals are fine. I'm tracking 1300 - 1400 calories but then I throw something extra in there for no apparent reason and I don't make up for it.  Today, a friend came by with a huge piece of cake. I ate it all.  I didn't even think about it, I just ate.  Then I knew that I should have one fajita for dinner rather than 2 but I didn't.  They were delicious and I ate 2.  So I ate like 500 or so calories that just didn't need to be there. Then I grabbed a handful of M&M's out the door tonight.  Why do I keep doing this!!   Grrr.

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  1. Debbi, I have found that a slow walk is just as good for me as a fast one. It gets me out there, putting one foot in front of the other, and does so much for my state of mind. Last week when I was sidelined with sciatica, I did not walk for a couple of days. Then I decided to try to walk it out. It was slow, but after a couple of days, I was better. My point is, some slow movement is better than no movement.

    Stop it with those damn M&M's, girl! And I won't even acknowledge the cake thing!

  2. i am a huge advocate of PILATES! seriously whoops your butt with little or no pressure on your joints.. some funky movements that you might need *some* flexibility with, but overall, you can be a beginner in flexibility and still benefit! my mom just started because she broke a bone in her foot a couple of weeks ago and cant really walk on it..
    seriously!!! plus, its cheap you need a towel (or just do it on the carpet) and a DVD is only 10 bucks at Walmart.. i know walking is free, but if its causing pain you dont wanna push it, especially where its causing swelling!!!

  3. oh yea, btw, isnt it weird how alike our problems are?? i know i get overly anxious and down easily, i just dont know if my problem is depression or it can be "blamed" on something else.. i just dont know!!!

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