Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Unplanned Low Day

Good morning! I just finished up my breakfast of scrambled eggs, sweet potato, a pear, and coffee. I'm feeling pretty good and my foot seems to be improving, pain-wise.

Yesterday was unexpectedly spent at the hospital from 9 to 2:30 (no details this time, sorry) so my eating was thrown way off. My calories were WAY low yesterday, not on purpose but I guess a low day once in a great while won't hurt anything. I am back to eating towards 1800-2000 today. Stuff I ate yesterday:

black coffee
a Medifast ready to drink shake, grabbed on the way out the door
walnuts and almonds I had stashed in my purse
decaf coffee with half & half and sugar free caramel
when I got home: pumpkin pudding, a hard boiled egg, maple almond butter
dinner: mug of homemade cabbage soup
half a banana and one square of dark chocolate

Totals: 825 calories, 39 g protein, 65 g carbs, 43 g fat (19/33/48%)

Not so great on the macros, but today I will have plenty more time to eat better. At least I didn't cave and grab a muffin from the hospital food stash! I wasn't hungry yesterday and felt fine and am ok today although tired. I think I will skip the workout video this morning.


6 comments:

Deb Willbefree said...

Praying all is well.

karen said...

I wanted to share my experience with my first PT appointment for my foot issues. My PT was a "foot specialist".

Been suffering for 3 years off and on with PF and lately have had more pain on the sides and back of my heels.

What I found out is that the tendon that runs down the leg between the shin and the calf is inflamed. There is a swollen spot on the inside of my arches that I though was just fat. Additionally, my big toe joints were frozen. This causes a poor gait which can contribute to PF.

First treatment included ultrasound on the inflamed bulges on my arch and un-freezing the toes with two types of stretches. The PT also showed me how to stretch that tendon - currently my range of motion is not where it should be.

I am excited to keep on with the stretching/targeted exercises. And it makes sense that when I felt better I was doing water aerobics which helped me stretch.

Hope you can get something useful out of my experience.

Lyn said...

Thanks for the prayers, Deb.

karen~

that is interesting. They are doing ultrasound and waiting on the stretches because the tear needs to heal first. Three years is a LONG time to suffer from PF. I hope your new exercises are helping you. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Steelers6 said...

Oh dear. Sorry to hear about your day yesterday. :(
I hope things with that situation have improved, & continue to improve daily. Well done on muffin avoidance. xo

Betty Taylor said...

It must be difficult with an injury to maintain your weight. I hope you are able to get your injury healed and get back on track soon.

Lori said...

I hope all is well.

I'm sure the low calorie day won't hurt you. Especially if you don't use it as an excuse to indulge today. I would do something like that.
Lori