Just a short post today! I've been busy doing dog sports and boy, THAT is such a workout. In fact, I had cut back on my walking quite a bit for a few days because of the pain in my feet, and it had mostly gone away. But one hour of agility and I am limping again! At least now I know what's causing it. Time for some different shoes I think. Biking is still going very well and doesn't aggravate the pain, so I am focusing on that rather than walking (although the pup still gets a short walk everyday).
I really loved all the comments on the last post about money and weight loss. It was great to hear about your experiences and thoughts. For me, the most important point of my post was the list. If you make the list, and realise that it doesn't necessarily take money to fix most of your reasons/excuses, that empowers you to take control and fix those things NOW instead of waiting for some lucky windfall of cash that will likely never happen.
My eating has been sporadic lately; a hard boiled egg here, some almonds and dried coconut there. Just bits and pieces instead of any one big meal. I am trying to listen to my hunger (real, stomach hunger) while still keeping portions small. It is rainy today, though, so maybe a nice pot of chili is in order. Cornbread for the kids.
I am adding some upper body work to my lower body physical therapy sessions. It only takes five more minutes to do some biceps curls, triceps kickbacks, and shoulder exercises so I am doing those with lighter weights for now. I had planned to go to the physical therapist for guidance in upper body work, but don't want to put it off until I can get in, so I figured a few basic strengthening exercises ought to be okay. I won't overdo it and aggravate my shoulder issues, though.
I haven't been on the scale this week but my pants do feel looser. I have been craving peanut butter Easter eggs, but didn't buy any even for the kids this year. Sometimes I am tempted to buy some sugar-free candies in the grocery store, like the ones hanging in little bags at the end of the aisle. But wow, the calories on those things are just as bad as regular candy! And while sugar causes me physical pain, the artificial sweeteners somehow feel even worse to me (in my head) which is why I have been weaning myself off them: first the diet sodas, then the Crystal Light, then the Splenda in my coffee. It's all gone now. But I wonder how harmless or harmful those chemicals really are. Maltitol, aspartame, xylitol... so many choices. Guess I will stick to fresh strawberries and bananas for now, but I sure with there was a fruit that tasted like a peanut butter egg!
Off to bike.
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