Monday, January 17, 2011

Weekend review

This was a lovely MLK day for me.  I didn't participate in any community service projects, but I did have an opportunity to be of service to a couple of different aa friends who were struggling and that always helps me more than the other person. 

Mostly it was a day of rest and relaxation.  I read the first 60 pages of The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo and am just really getting into it.  I've been wanting to read it for a long time (and the other three), but kept not having the down time to start it.  Also did minimal cleaning (about 1/100 of what needs to be done around here), and laundry.  I just got back from seeing The King's Speech, which was outstanding.  Highly recommended.  I saw it with a friend today, and hubby and I are "double dating" with good friends to see it Friday nigh which is great. 

I'm tracking my points again since yesterday.  I did take a point vacation on Saturday with not 2, but 3 meals eaten out.  I know I could estimate, but I consciously decided to take Saturday after the weekly weigh in as a loose and relaxed day.  It wasn't hard to get right back on the tracking train yesterday.

One thing that I've discovered is that whenever I'm not keeping track of my food, my water intake essentially drops to zilch.  Well, maybe a glass or two a day, but not the 10 8-oz glass minimum I have on my focused days.  I need to work on that.  Actually, I probably need to work more on not taking days off from tracking.  Playing with fire and all that.

I've managed 2 falls in the ice and snow that remain all over the sidewalks and streets around here in the last week - one while I was shovelling the driveway, and one when I tried to step over a big pile of snow onto the street after dark, and the place I stepped had a sliver of black ice my heel managed to step on!  Neither fall was a big deal, but the second one landed me squarely on my knees, and for the last 2 days they've been stiff and achy again.  Siiigh.  My post op knees had been feeling absolutely normal for quite awhile - maybe several months.  Hopefully I didn't do any damage.  I think they're just sore from the moisture and upcoming storm we have coming tonight.  The achy knees didn't get int he way of a brisk 4 mile walk today - but the sure have been hurting since.  So I'm upping my stock in Advil again for awhile.

That's it from me.  Back to work tomorrow and I'm ready.  Time for this gal to get back to the structured day to day routine, which I think indicates a successful 3 day weekend.


  1. Cannot wait to see The King's Speech, as I absolutely love Colin Firth! And his understated GG speech was just icing on the cake. I do hope hope your knees are ok, since they are essential for just about everything-ok except reading... ;-)

    Polar's Mom

  2. Glad to hear the King's Speech was so good - I really want to see it. Ouchies on your falls - hope your knees are ok!

  3. Be careful! Falls are scary. Glad to hear you didn't hurt yourself too much. The King's Speech can hold up to multiple viewings, I think. I'm wanting to see it again to pick up on stuff I may have missed the first time around.

    I didn't do any sort of service today - as a matter of fact, I forgot about viewing MLK within that framework. I shall try to do better next time.

    Here's to routine!

  4. I skimmed the beginning of that book. Read the rest though. I'm slowly working through a book right now and just find it hard to concentrate.

  5. Yikes - watch those knees. Interesting observation about not tracking and taking in less water. Play with fire is probably a good term to use. I really liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was kind of slow at first, but the story gets better and better. Hope you enjoy it. Help me, what's MLK? I've seen it around on a few blogs.

  6. I love how you 'served' as I find thats so frequently how I end up ...volunteering :)these days.


  7. Ow, sorry to hear about you falling on those knees! Hope they feel better fast, with no damage.

    Weird, I do the same thing with water. When I don't track other things, my water goes down too!

    Sounds like you are working out the details, and are back on track. Yay!


  8. GOOD FOR YOU IN BEING ABLE to get right back to it and not get side tracked after Saturday. The Saturdays of the world (our lives) are not the problem. It is the days AFTER which bite in the butt. Real progress for you in these recent posts. I can SEE a huge difference. And I totally agree about water. Mine goes to hell in a handbasket if I am not focused too. It is just not automatic. It is not that I drink the wrong things - I just don't drink anything if I am not in tune with my foreward vision.

  9. I agree with you about "The King's Speech." We drove 70 miles to see it in December, and we weren't disappointed. Sorry about your spills on the ice and snow. That's one of the reasons that I have more difficulty tolerating winter each year, and this year is particularly treacherous. Take care of yourelf.