I was slow moving today. I just had a hard time waking up and getting going. I still had a lot of interrupted sleep (my dog and some pain).
My knees were bothering me quite a bit this morning. I waited a bit before I walked Cas, and didn’t try to expand my route any. I thought I would try to add steps to my usual route at lunch, if they felt okay. I took my medication and an anti-inflammatory, but they still felt very tender. Hopefully Tuesday’s injections will help. When I was walking home for lunch, not only were my knees still bothering me, but my hips were hurting enough to notice too. I decided not to push it with a long walk today. I actually just went home and enjoyed a lunch hour without doing much. The plan was that if they were feeling better this evening and I did not have to work too late, I would try to get in a longer walk then. I did get off in time (yay!), but I still was not feeling great. And I was feeling kind of weak because I was hungry. So I got dinner in the oven and took Cas for a short walk. Even if I can’t take him for a long walk, he still has to be taken out.
Sometimes I wish I didn’t have a dog because I just want a lazy day without going anywhere, and with him, I have to get out and walk him, etc. But I guess that’s really a good thing, huh?
Dinner was baked tilapia and roasted Brussels sprouts and onions. I used one of my fat allowances to make a little tartar sauce. It was delicious!
Eating was fine yesterday. Instead of my evening MF shake, I ate a couple of slices of pineapple. Not exactly on plan, but fine calorie-wise. I wasn’t as hungry last night and that held me fine.
There are times when something gets my attention (food) and I will start to think, “that really sounds good.” But I know if I start entertaining that thought, it could lead to me going off plan, so I quickly turn my thoughts away from that. I’m telling you, things that I normally would not even be interested in sound good to me sometimes these days. Like a deli sandwich at the convenience store. Those usually look a lot better than they are, but I walked through CVS yesterday and saw one out of the corner of my eye, and that looked so good to me at that moment. It’s my deprived taste buds talking.
I ordered my next two weeks of food Wednesday. I realized today I am getting pretty low on stuff, so I hoped it came today. Last time it came two days after I ordered, so there was a good chance it would come today, and it did. Otherwise this weekend would have been a lot of shakes. J I got foods I knew I liked, but I did try two new ones: the s’mores crunch bars and the chocolate chip soft bake (cookie). I tried it tonight and it was okay, better than the brownies.
My part came in on my recumbent bike, so hopefully it will be fixed soon. I talked to my son about rearranging some things in the living/dining area so we can put a twin mattress in an area with a room divider in front of it. That way he has more privacy and I can ride my recumbent bike in the morning without having to go to the fitness center if I don’t want to, and without disturbing him so much. I did pretty well with riding the recumbent bike every morning before for quite a while. I can watch the shows on my DVR if I want to, and I have access to it any time. I am sure my son will be glad not to sleep on the couch.
Tomorrow is my splurge meal and this is the first time I have given it much thought. Usually I want to go out, but I can’t think of what I would like to do tomorrow. I think I am going to go to the Italian place on the corner – leaning toward pizza. But I may just get it take-out, especially if I eat alone. If I get pizza, I will have to give my son the leftovers. Or freeze them. One thing is sure, I want to eat later on Saturday.
I need to work a couple of hours sometime this weekend. I need some time in the office without interruptions so I can do some organizing.
Other than that, the plan is much the same as last weekend. Walking, biking and cleaning. And resting.