It happened so fast!
Sunday, February 05, 2017
What happened so fast? My weight gain of 5 lbs to my hips/thighs is what happened! That doesn't sound like much but I am 5' 2", that means that I can't get into some of my pants...ok, MOST of them. The last 3 days I have changed clothes up to three times to find something that 1. looked decent, 2. allowed for breathing. The funny thing is I have really watched what I was eating for 3 days and went up 1/2 lb. AND I have been doing the leg machines for 2 wks and 18 sets of arm exercises with bands as my PT ordered 6 days a wk.
Fracturing facial bones in August meant NO bending or straining of any kind for 2 mo. I heal slowly. Then I started PT for a torn rotator cuff that I'd ignored for over 2 yrs because it is my dominant arm and I kinda needed it. ;-) Walking the rescue Labs and lifting their beds to hang on a fence above my head kept it inflamed so bursitis and tendonitis "set in". AGAIN my activities were restricted. Add to that, I lost my dog who was my chief motivator for walking several times a day. Let's not forget the holidays and a DH who is Polish/Italian who has to bake dozens upon dozens of cookies. I gave them to anyone who looked at me and they were still everywhere in the house. Cookies are a "trigger" for me.
I am officially 1/2 lb heavier than I was the day I gave birth over 40yrs ago-130.5. Granted, I was underweight for a 9 mo pregnant 19 yr old girl. I'm discouraged, disgusted, and know I have to get my act together. I've already lived longer than my mom when she had her first heart attack /stroke and am at the age of my grandfather who died of his second heart attack and stroke. Heart disease runs rampant thru my family. This is February and heart awareness is the focus. I HAVE to do this.