Yep, March didn't go so well diet wise, no big shocker there. I had some weeks where I was totally on plan (low carb, high protein, off sugar and grains, small portions) and then I had a couple of rough patches too. It got hectic around here a couple of weeks ago and I stopped writing anything down whatsoever. I have this little book where I take notes on my diet, calories, exercise, pain level, activity level, and anything else about my health that I feel is relevant. The whole last 2 weeks is a blank. I know this, even though I don't know where the book is (and haven't looked for it) because I was absorbed in other things. I am still absorbed in other things, which is why I didn't blog earlier.
On March 1 I weighed 228 pounds. The lowest number I saw in March was 226. And today I weigh 229... a one pound GAIN. Not pleased with that as it ruins my goal of losing weight every month in 2014, BUT... it is also a push to get me working harder on this. Or at least giving it *some* of my attention.
My activity level *feels* like a lot more. Heck, it IS a lot more because I spent months sitting with my feet elevated and/or in night splints for the majority of my days. Now I am not sitting nearly as much, and thankfully my pain level is a lot lower than it used to be. I think the PT and medication really did work. I was scared when PT ended and my pain level inched back up, but after a few days with continued stretching and splinting and a new orthotic, the pain level went back down again. I feel I am now completely recovered from my October injury, and I am also better (meaning less pain and more ability to function) than I have been over most of the past 2 years, except for when I had cortisone shots. So I am happy about that. I think my pain is more along the lines of your standard, run of the mill plantar fasciitis now: sharp pain when I first get up or for the first few steps, and then it eases up and I can walk. I can walk to the park and I can shop. I still do get more sore and painful by the end of the day and if I overdo it. I can't walk miles yet, but I am on my way. No biking, no gyms or anything, but I do work in the yard, walk the dogs, and stay very busy all day.
It is probably going to be this way for awhile. I am doing okay and I think April will be better on the eating front, as I work to not use food as a coping mechanism and cut back on my calories by staying grain free and sugar free and subbing protein shakes for breakfast and sometimes lunch. Hoping for a lower weight soon.
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