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.
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