This morning I went to the doctor again to assess the situation with my foot injury. It's been a little over two weeks since it happened and I've used crutches and an air cast during that time. The pain has subsided by about 80%, as long as I stay off it. Well, he said I have to stay in the cast for at least another 3 weeks (and then come back to check it again), and use the crutches "as needed" until I am able to walk on the cast without pain. It's pretty painful right now to take any steps in the cast, so I have a feeling this might take awhile. He also is sending me to physical therapy... sigh. I really get sick of being sent to PT for various things (first it was my knees, then the plantar fasciitis, now this). He put in the referral and now I just have to wait for the insurance company to respond and then I can set up appointments.
On the way home, feeling a bit deflated, I remembered a new bakery I'd heard about that was on the way home from the doctor. I have to drive about 20 minutes to get to the doctor so this bakery is not one I'd ever pass otherwise. I thought, "hey, I will stop and check it out. I want a treat to go with my coffee when I get home." Visions of me picking out a sugar free, gluten free treat danced in my head with the knowledge that them having such a thing on hand was almost nil, and in my current state I might very well pick out several different sugary, cakey things "for the kids" and then end up eating a few myself. Before I knew it, I had auto-piloted right past the bakery, realized it, had a fleeting thought of going back, and decided to just keep going. I also thought about other places on the way home that I could stop to pick up a scone or a pastry to go with my coffee, but in the end I knew it just isn't something I want to put in my body right now. No sense in eating something that will make me more sore, even if it *could* fit into my calories for today. I can have it another day if I want to. So I just came home and if I want something later I will make myself some low carb shortbread. I don't care about it right now, though. An orange sounds better.
So I am home, putting my feet up and getting ready to do my strength training and stretching routine.
What I ate yesterday:
quinoa with whole local milk and honey
a square of dark chocolate
leftover pork sirloin roast and steamed carrots with butter and dill
coffee with sugar free white chocolate syrup and half & half
Amy's chunky vegetable soup (from a can)
Gluten free Nut Thins crackers and sliced smoked cheese
2 Satsuma oranges
Justin's maple almond butter
a chocolate protein bar
frozen peaches blended with whole milk, vanilla, and stevia to make a smoothie
Totals: 1647 calories, 76 g protein (18%), 195 g carbs (45%), 72 g fat (37%)
I allowed myself to eat up to 2000 calories if I wanted to, but this menu was very satisfying and I didn't want or need anything more. It does not feel like restriction so far and I am enjoying what I eat, trying to nourish my body with good things. Aside from the foot, I feel good and am happy with this way of eating.
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