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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Weigh-in time (first official one this year)
Since November I've had a major surgery, had a reinjury to my back/numbness in my leg and foot from it, and been hospitalized for my mental illness. I've been on hydrocortisone pills for a few months (which is notorious for weight gain). I've also experienced some polar vortex fun with incredibly low temperatures and large amounts of snow and ice. I also restarted birth control which might be making me retain a bit of water. I'm not trying to make excuses, this is just what happened. Naturally, I lost some of my progress. Not a ton, but enough to be disheartening.

Despite this, I've also made progress in the last 2 weeks that I can be proud of. So the bad news first....

Weight: +11.2 lb
Muscle: -3.8 lb
fat %: +2.2%

and now the good news:
In the past two weeks, my resting heart rate has fallen by 9 beats per minute. Last week I had more steps than I've had since October. I did my strength training personal training today for the first time in a LONG time. My average sleep last week was 7 hours 10 minutes, and the week before that was 7 hours 54 min - both of these are higher than they've been since December, and the 7 hours 54 is higher than it's been since AUGUST. My average blood sugar is the best it's been in YEARS, and most of the time it's in the goal range. So yay! I'm resting more. I'm recovering. I'm meeting my goals when it comes to fitness. I cooked a bunch of healthy food lately. And I WILL recover my progress.

My husband and I decided Wed and Sat are the days we will be going to the gym (Wed for full body strength training, Sat for swimming). I'll be doing personal training on Sun. And on my off days, I'll be doing walking and possibly eventually jogging intervals when I'm in good enough shape to add that in. I've been sneaking in steps here and there taking the scenic route through the stores, making excuses to go out and do things that I didn't used to really do. I should qualify for the covid vaccine this Thursday (yayyyy!), so soon I won't have much trepidation about being in the stores and the gym.

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