Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Update

Wow, I have been soooo busy, still. And loving it. I so appreciate being able to step up and help friends who need me, and also being able to help myself. I've put in a lot of hours of physical work lately, and am enjoying it a lot. I also just got home from a 3-day trip with my daughter in which we visited some places of her choice, including a zoo, museums, and other attractions which involved walking miles and miles each day. After both working and playing on my feet for hours, I've had a couple of scares where I get to the end of a long active day and my feet are just aching and I think, "oh, no... this is it. I've done it. I've ruined my feet again and I am going to be limping and hurting and unable to walk and needing shots again..." but then by morning the pain is gone and I am hitting the road again.

Well, it's been about 6 weeks since I got those shots in my feet, and I have really had lots of fun getting my life back. It was a new lease on life, just being able to walk and not hurt! But now I think I need to refocus a little harder on the weight loss, because I have been avoiding the scale and trying to just live and let the plan work for itself. But I think I need to work a little harder and pay a bit more attention to the weight thing, without getting completely wrapped up in that mindset. I hate being sucked into a diet vortex. But I want results that *show* and really so far, I am not seeing much in the way of visible difference in the size of my body or how my clothes fit. Guess I ought to get on the scale and see what's up, and then decide if I want to change things up again or not. I am kind of waiting until school starts again to put more of my brainpower and emotion towards real *working* on weight loss. Right now I am just doing the plan and not thinking much about it... spending my time focused on having a great summer with the kids. But in one month... look out fat. I am attacking you with a new vengeance!

1 comment:

Lori said...

I am so happy for you that your feet are still mostly pain free. I think the end of the day pain you describe is what anyone would feel after a long day of walking, particularly on concrete paths.

Good luck getting on the scale. I hope you get good news. Mostly, I hope that no matter what the number it doesn't derail your mindset. You seem to be in a great place mentally now and that is half the battle.
Lori