It has been a busy couple of days.
I did not do great this weekend. Saturday I was kind of haphazard on my eating because I was out and about a lot of the day, and Sunday I did fine until late afternoon, and then lost it. I ended up having to work a couple of hours Sunday, and then I got stressed out about something and that is what set me off. I don’t know what my deal is. I used to handle stress better than this. I think it just built up on me too much.
Yesterday I did good (I know that is bad grammar) until after dinner. But I was still hungry and I ate too many crackers with peanut butter.
As far as exercise, I walked some over the weekend, but we had a lot of soaking rain, so not as much as I would have. Yesterday, I probably walked a total of 1-1/2 hours, so that was pretty good. I am on track for that again today if I do not have to work late. Tomorrow I need to start wearing my armband again and see how many steps I am putting in every day. It is certainly much better than before I moved.
Sometimes when I am walking (not all the time), it feels like my legs are working against me. It’s like I have to work twice as hard to make them move. I know it is the nerve issue from my back. I wonder if I burn more calories, because what would be the same amount of exertion makes me out of breath and sweating a lot more than usual. It is not exactly pleasant and it is certainly not easy. And now I feel wiped out, like after a really hard workout.
So far so good on eating today. I need to eat more vegetables and that is my plan tonight to keep from getting as hungry. For one thing, I bought a big bag of fresh broccoli from Costco, and need to be eating regularly so it won’t go bad. I have a recipe for roasting it with garlic, and I think I will try that. I am not sure what the main dish will be. I have some things to cook, I just didn’t thaw anything out yet. I could make a stir-fry with the broccoli, and may do that.
I really have to get going in earnest on my weight loss so I can get to feeling better. I did not sleep well night before last, so last night I was falling asleep on the couch before bedtime. I lay down on my side for a few minutes, and I don’t know if that is what did it, but when I got up to go to bed, I could barely walk. I felt better this morning, but I really do not want to deal with this level of pain indefinitely. And I am dealing with this even while taking narcotics for pain relief. If the weight loss does not help, I guess I will have to have surgery. But I have to get the weight down to see if it does. I sincerely hope so. I DO NOT want to have back surgery. All I know is, I have to stop fooling around.
That’s all for today. Sorry I’m such a Susie Sunshine.