Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Scale, and Physical Therapy Update

I am excited to see what the scale says this weekend, but also feel a little trepidation. Why? Of course because I might see a gain. Or a stall. A stall, okay, I can live with. I am used to it. I can excuse it because I was sick, I was off plan, I was completely and utterly inactive for a week. If I see 219 again, okay. A maintain of 219 for two weeks is frustrating, but not mind blowing given my sickness and my history of being stuck at this weight. But I swear, if I see 220 or higher on that scale I might blow a brain gasket. I did not binge or even overeat while I was sick; I just drank a lot of orange juice and ate some stuff with gluten in it and my carbs were higher than they should have been. Yesterday and today have been 100% healthy low carb moderate eating. I would expect to see a loss by Sunday. A gain? I might lose my mind a little. Slow losing I can handle. Gaining? Not so much. So I am drinking lots of water, eating lean protein and Greek yogurt and tons of veggies, and hoping for the best.

I am still not back to the gym. I feel so exhausted most of the time. I did go back to physical therapy today and had a different therapist than usual. Talk about PAIN!! I usually have some mixture of massage, stretching, icing (the cold kind, not the frosting kind), Graston technique, ultrasound, and/or e-stim. The massage can hit some really sore spots but it's not that bad. An aside, in case you missed it: plantar fasciitis is *not* all about the feet. In my case, it is about tight calf and soleus muscles (which explains why all the foot stretching and orthotics over the past 7 months have not caused my feet to heal). So a lot of the PT is focused on my calves and soleus muscles. Anyway, this new therapist *really* got in there with the massage to a painful degree, and when I mentioned it she said it is what I needed to heal and she is helping me. Basically a nice way to tell me to suck it up. So I did, and then did some stretching and heat packs and e-stim. We'll see if it helps. I am doing various calf, soleus, and hamstring stretches daily at home as well.

This week I ordered some new, flavored coffee beans in an effort to knock off my old "fancy coffee drink" addiction and get back to black. I do always have black coffee in the morning, but then later in the day I start wishing for something tastier. I have gone from lattes to Americanos but still like to add half & half and sugar free syrup. Bad habit... something I don't want to do on a daily or even weekly basis. I think they are fine once in awhile, on road trips or something. But anyway, I ordered pumpkin pie coffee and a decaf butterscotch coffee and will be drinking those black as my "dessert" here and there. Herbal teas are good too; this time of year you can find my favorite, Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride, in a lot of grocery stores. It smells just like sugar cookies! So good.

Tonight I think I will make myself a cauliflower pizza. I haven't had one in a long time; I am going to use herbed cream cheese as the sauce and top it with chicken breast and fresh spinach and mushrooms.

That's all for now! Hope you are enjoying your day.

14 comments:

Lori said...

Lyn,
I can totally related to being OK with the slow losses but blowing a gasket with the gains. I'm hoping for the best for you.

With regard to the coffee, I think it is good to have a treat that your give yourself. It keeps you from feeling deprived and having something worse.

65MD and I have been eating cauliflower pizza a good bit lately. I gave you a shout out on my blog but forgot to tell you.
Lori
http://deepdarkweightloss.blogspot.com/2012/11/65md-eats-pizza.html

Lyn said...

Thanks Lori! Glad you both liked it!

CatherineMarie said...

Lyn, just an fyi, the tea may contain gluten. Most of the Celestial Seasonings Holiday teas have gluten. You can also just add a teaspoon of cinnamon or vanilla to the coffee when brewing, and you have flavor...

Maybe you should buy a new scale? I had a conversation with a coworker today where she said people had said that I got skinny... I'm the same weight, just increased muscle tone (I initially lost ten pounds after my promotion).

timothy said...

yeah the old dial scales can be inconsistent so catherine marie may be right i have a very unforgiving digital that reads decimal points too! lolol i also will probably have a gain this week after a bout of food poisioning and three days of pounding gatorade and eating bread/crackers to settle the tummy so i understand your trepidation. just hang in there girl you're NEVER alone we've got your back!!!

Steelers6 said...

Oh wow, that coffee sounds fab! Be sure to let us know how it is. And dinner! Yum! I want to eat at your place!

I am so glad you mentioned which seasonal tea you like so much again. I have seen them in the store & want to buy/ try your recommendation, but didn't remember iwhich one you like. Certainly wasn't going to try to find it in old posts.

Ouchie therapy!
Chrissy

Lyn said...

CatherineMarie~

thanks! You are right, the sugar cookie and gingerbread teas have gluten from the roasted barley in them. I am not sure if it would bother me in that small of an amount, but for now I will stick with Candy Cane Lane (no gluten).

Chrissy~

the candy cane lane is sooo good too. Let me know if you like them!

Lyn said...

Thanks Timothy! I will break out another scale and double check... I already have three :)

Feel better soon friend!

Karen said...

The holiday teas with gluten set me off. Once you've been away from gluten, are gluten intolerant , know that you are gluten tolerant, well it's imperative that you stay gluten free.

To get at the root of the problem, address the thinking that cause you to choose gluten. Remove that barrier.

Google what to drink and eat paleo or celiac when you are sick. There will be ideas and threads.

I think that if you are ill, then the scale may be a toss up. It could be a couple of weeks to fully recover from the gluten. Don't blow a gasket. That will keep you stuck.

Go calmly and put a plan in writing for what do do when you are sick. Think bone broth for the freezer, think recipes someone can make you that are gluten free. Onward.

CatherineMarie said...

I found out about the teas the hard way. I am intolerant to the smallest amount of gluten...

For being sick I actually like coconut water instead of gatorade...

Lyn said...

CatherineMarie~

what a good idea about the coconut water. Do you have a brand suggestion? Some of them taste kind of icky.

Anonymous said...


You can buy sugar free Toroni syrups for your coffee online. They use them at Starbucks...can buy these and Stabucks own syrups on ebay.

Anonymous said...


Camomile tea drink it warm or room temp..relieves nausea. learned this when I lived in Italy...

Julia

katie said...


I just checked on ebay. You can buy all of the Starbucks brand coffee syrups there...reg or sugar free. Yum.

Lyn said...

You can also buy Starbucks syrups at most Starbucks!

I prefer flavored coffees because they are not *sweet* but have a nice taste for drinking black.