Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Happy Hanukkah to those that celebrate. Soon it will be Christmas and then Kwanzaa. This time of the year always makes me smile, but also brings some anxiety.
As a person in maintenance, this time of year can be a slippery slope. One dinner out, one party, on buffet at work can all lead to that gradual weight gain that we all fear. My weight has been up and down lately so I can relate to the anxiety.
I really don't know anyone that doesn't have that fear in the back of their minds. Even just a little. We've worked so hard to lose and harder to maintain and we know that it goes on much faster than it come off. I know I can gain 2 to 3 lbs overnight, but it takes several days to leave.
I wish you all a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa. I wish you all continued weight loss, maintenance and healthy eating. Keep moving!
Sunday, December 14, 2014
My daughters, a friend of mine and I participated in the Ugly Sweater 5k this morning. I was naughty and ran the entire "race," but it felt so nice! I had a little soreness in my left leg and later in my right hip, but it was worth it. I loved every minute of it.
Instead of t-shirts, we got stocking hats. It was too warm to wear them as it was in the 50's when we were running. It was misting out, but with sweaters on it was pretty warm. It's going to be much colder tomorrow, so I plan on wearing my new stocking hat! I love that they gave out something different than t-shirts.
Here is a picture of us.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Frustration! More of it. I've been watching and logging my calories daily. I've also taken to weighing myself every morning. The calories are doing well, but that darn scale is still creeping up!
I still walk everyday and usually take a second walk at night with the dog. After really thinking on this, I realize that when I lost my weight I was only walking 30 minutes a day. This reminds me that I lost the weight by really watching what I put in my mouth. Obviously, I'll need to crack down even further on my eating.
Between not being able to run or exercise as I like and perimenopause, I knew I'd have to reevaluate my calorie intake. I was hoping it would be later than sooner. I guess there's nothing like the present.
I'll give it a little more time and then decide if I have to lower my calorie range. I do well when we are at home, but it seems like there is so much "hidden" calories, sodium, fat, etc. when we eat out. It's a good thing we don't eat out often, but I'll figure have to figure it all out with the holidays here. Ten pounds is so easy to gain this time of the year.
Thanks for stopping by and happy moving. I hope that your scale ISN'T creeping like mine!
Monday, December 08, 2014
Back to the chiropractor today. I will be going three days a week for the next few weeks. He said it was good that I came in when I did and that most people aren't that proactive. Usually, they are hobbling in and that delays their recovery.
I'm getting a tad frustrated, though. I'm following his "orders," but I hate not being able to run. I can't do the elliptical, either. I'm only allowed to walk. I am walking 80 minutes a day, on average, but it's still not the same.
I have a 5k on Sunday and I'll just power walk it. I really want to run again and I want to be healed so that I can run again.
The chiropractor seems surprised that I do what I do, or did what I did, with the scoliosis that I have. I need to remain smart about my recovery so I can be ready for next season!!
Thanks all and happy moving.
Friday, December 05, 2014
I went back to the chiropractor yesterday for my second adjustment. I can touch my toes again and even the floor! I'm really still in the hamstrings and the back of my calves, but I can stretch out. Still no running or elliptical, but the crazy thing is I'm almost back to my center weight.
This has taught me that I need to be a little more diligent on not only what I eat, but when. I'm back to not eating after 8 PM and I've seen the numbers dropping. (That is a good thing.) I'm only a pound away from my center weight.
I go back to the chiropractor on Monday. Hopefully, things will still look good and I'll be able to start running again soon.
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