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I'm Not Perfect, and That's Okay

Friday, May 01, 2015

Because I had only lost 1 pound in my first 2 weeks on SP, I kept careful watch of what I ate this past week. I wanted to make sure I wasn't miscalculating my calorie intake and also wanted to identify any areas that I could improve. My eating this week was good, but I did have the occasional 'slip-up.' I ate popcorn one evening and had some fudge on another. But in general, I ate according to my meal plans, making sure to get 5 servings of fruit/vegetables a day (had pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, asparagus, green beans, and salads w/low-cal dressing). Also had fish (salmon, tilapia and tuna) and several days of chicken breasts.

I wasn't able to exercise as much. I was doing mostly walking, but now I'm experiencing pain in my knees and left leg. I fear that when I was walking, that I didn't warm up properly and may have torn something in my left leg. I have a doctor's appointment but not until May 18, so for now, I'm just doing seated exercises and the most minimal of walking.

It would be so easy to quit and use the excuse that my knees hurt. But there are too many exercises that can be done that don't cause knee pain. And eating wisely every day has nothing to do with my knees at all. So there, no excuses. I'm sticking to my plan and though I may have the occasional unplanned 'goodie' I'll make sure not to go overboard. I have conceded to my imperfections, but I will keep them in check.

Happy Weekend to all



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  • GRALAN
    Hey, I'm sorry about how poorly your knee is treating you. Mine does that, and I want to put it in the corner for a time out for misbehaving. Unfortunately my lower back, my other joints, my thighs, calves and surprise headaches are also in that category but I cannot do it. Why? Because I live in a round room.

    hahaha

    Oh well, not that well-rounded apparently. Anyway, I'm hoping to start doing some pool exercises since the weather is getting a little better. I'll have to find some body of water to do that, since the apartment pool hasnt been open for 5+ years. Hey! At least it sits around getting gummy with fallen leaves and such.

    I am still recovering from my broken left foot, which gives me gruff if I do not walk slowly and with a cane. We've been together since New Years Eve, so our relationship is a little rocky. I hope to eventually leave broken left foot, but for the moment I'm stuck with her.

    Smile! It is infectious you know.
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  • DEFYAGE
    Keep going!
    Keep going!
    Keep going!
    You may not be there today, but you are closer than you were yesterday.
    Small steps forward... Are steps forward!
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  • WHYTEBROWN
    WOW!!! What an AMAZING attitude!! You truly have the spirit of a winner!! emoticon emoticon on greeting the challenge with your fitness with determination rather than giving up!! emoticon also on not being demotivated by the scale but instead choosing to step back and make sure that your tracking was on point!! I'm really sorry to hear about your leg! I hope it isn't anything serious but the way you have overcome this challenge is truly inspirational!! emoticon emoticon
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  • NATALIZALE
    KEEP IT GOING!!
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  • GEORGE815
    Its the journey not the destination.
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    I hope your knees and leg feel better soon!
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