Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - May Day Blog Series - Day 24
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Day 24...and I am quite sad to say that after 24 days of mostly good work on my goals, especially my dietary ones, I have hardly lost any weight. This is so, so frustrating. I really don't know what to do at this point. I have been tracking my food and eating well and there is simply not a reason in the world that I should have stepped on the scale at my pre-surgical screening yesterday and actually GAINED two pounds since the beginning of May. Now, I know that this was not a scale I'd ever been on, but I have found that my home scale is pretty accurate to most "professional" scales that I've been on (doctor's, weight watchers, etc). I did okay at the screening, and I do have to go see my primary care doctor, so I will talk to her about it, but I just think the lack of ability to really move is impacting me in a way that I can't even describe.
Sadly, my response yesterday was to eat a whole lot more than I have been, and making some pretty lousy choices too. I didn't track anything, but I know a bad day when I see one. So today I am back on track, and I am hoping to not throw in the towel.
So here goes:
1. commit to eating my planned meals and snacks, and no more - not so good, but definitely feel back on track today, and not that old "once you break the good eating, it's all downhill from here" feeling.
2. do one seated workout of the several I have found on SP daily - I had loads going on, didn't get anything done
3. set aside 15 minutes in the middle of every day, just after lunch - no
4. Blog- not since Monday, but here I am today
Despite not being able to point to any measure of success, I do know that eating well and taking care of myself ultimately is good for me, so I am not throwing in the towel. It would, however, be of some comfort to see some progress. Not being able to exercise is hard enough, I really rely on those endorphins to help keep me on a good path, but to work pretty hard and not see any success, that's stinking more than I care to say right now.