Monday, January 20, 2014

Looking Up

I am so happy to say I got an appointment with the new ortho PT this Friday! I cannot wait to see what they have to say. I am hoping they'll change up my exercises a bit, since the ones I am doing aren't helping at all.

Yesterday I tracked my food. I ended up with 1634 calories, 107 g protein, and 133 g carbs. This is more in line with my goals, but I still want to get the calories lower so my goal today is around 1400. I am still focused on eating plenty of produce; today I've had a big plate of spinach sauteed in olive oil with fresh garlic, some papaya (more on that later), and my homemade loaded fake potato soup. No fruit yet, but will have a serving this afternoon. 

I am very hopeful that this year will be as good as last year was bad. I think this is the year I will not only escape obesity permanently, but also will escape my chronic foot pain. I've been really successful so far with my goals of eating more produce, weighing on a regular basis, and getting started with tracking calories again. It might not seem like much, but it's a huge stride for me. Ever since October, I've been really struggling. All within one month last fall, I fell and injured my foot, ending up on crutches for 4 weeks, my best friend died, and my blood pressure shot up to 'hypertensive crisis' level, sending me to the ER. I've been having a very difficult time physically and emotionally since then. I am glad things are starting to finally turn around. I've lowered my old blood pressure med by more than half and am taking the new one now, and one very interesting change is that I feel like a dark curtain has lifted. Hard to explain, but I told a friend it was like I had a brick on my head and someone just took it off. I also slept six hours straight for two nights in a row! I have not slept more than 3-4 hours straight in many months. So I hope this keeps up. My foot pain is just as bad but I have hope about that as well. Things are finally looking up!


10 comments:

16 blessings'mom said...

I am so happy to see that you are filled with hope!

Della

SkinnyMomma2014 said...

I'm so happy to hear things are going better. I really hope you get some more help on Friday and you can finally be rid of the foot pain. Keep on keeping on girl, you can do this!

Primal Gwen said...

So glad things are looking up, and that you got that ortho appt. sooner rather than later!

Just Me! said...

I hope your doctors are able to help with some new exercises! I am so glad things are good better for you!

Lori said...

I am so glad that things are turning around for you.
Lori

Sheryl C. said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better on the inside. The inside come first, and the outside follows.

WGAJ said...

I'm so glad you have reason to hope! That in itself is a big motivator. I've struggled with plantar fasciitis in both feet in the past and it felt like it was never going to resolve. Finally, it did and life got a lot better. You've been through so much in the past months and I'm hoping you find relief from the pain soon.

Vickie said...

I think what you are saying is you now need consistency to make things happen for you this year.

Do you have some method of checking in with yourself at the beginning and ending of each and every day to see if you are on track?

Another blogger is doing something as simple as drawing a square in the morning on calendar and then writing in that square at the end of the day.

Lyn said...

Thanks all!

Vickie~

well, I am tracking calories, and I do write in a planner each day what activity I did, calories eaten, blood pressure, and pain level. Also note if I ate anything off plan. Keeps me grounded.

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