Monday, September 24, 2012

Hanging in

This had to be the shortest weekend I've ever experienced and now beginning another Monday.  AARG.  Thankfully my work has been good and not as annoying and frustrating as it often is, so I take comfort in that, while I knock on wood and throw salt over my shoulder in fervent hope that I didn't just jinx my work life.  It always cycles back and forth between ridiculous and decent, so it's inevitable that at some point I'll be again lamenting "the idiots" here.  Right now they're mostly good co-workers and even a few friends.

Talk about digressing!  Mainly I just want to note that I completed my food journal through yesterday with the exception of derailing a little on Saturday to the tune of not tracking after lunch.  My eating hasn't been perfect, but it's been incredibly better and I'm making choices on a daily basis of what to eat based on my daily calorie allotment.  I may go in and fine tune some of the breakdowns of carbs, protein, fats, etc, because MFP  recommendations would have me eating over 212 grams of carbs daily and just 59 grams of protein.  Definitely not how I roll - I've dabbled with low carbing so much over the years that I tend to lower carb intake and much higher protein - UNLESS I'm in crazy binge mode and then all bets are off.

Yesterday morning I got on the scale and was surprised/delighted/motivated by seeing that I'd lost 4 pounds!  Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou.....!  I really wasn't sure what to expect because I'm not noticing much difference in my clothes, except hooking bras on the next row in is comfortable, and it wasn't about a month ago.  It's a little thing, but in the comfort realm, a BIG thing.

Over the weekend I had a right calf strain that is beginning to feel better.  I didn't do anything different than usual and don't recall a twist or a torque.  I did do a pretty hilly power walk on Thursday afternoon that was about 3.5 miles and used my right leg/hip/side to try to move an occupied wheelchair I didn't realize was locked, so that was likely the source, so Saturday I didn't exercise at all, but did do my baseline 45 minute walk and was fine.  Have an after work walk planned for today as well - hopefully longer.

That's all.  I'm trying to stay accountable here for now - for myself.  I'm really loving  MFP  and feel guardedly optimistic that I can sustain the tracking.  My goal is every single day, but I can only do it one entry at a time.
Here's to a good week for us all.  I'm looking forward to reading about FitBloggin that happened this weekend!


  1. Good to see you posting more frequently, Leslie. Glad things are going good for you. I hear you about the short weekend. I was stunned to awaken to find it Monday already :-)

    Have a great week.

  2. When I was at my black belt cycle class Saturday morning, the Kyoshi (who is a 55 year old woman) was complaining about a tweak in her hamstring that started when she was out strolling with a grandchild on Friday. I started laughing and said, "Old age sucks. Tweaks for no apparent reason!" So dumb how that happens. Glad you're feeling optimistic and hanging in there with MFP.

  3. Hey taking it one meal entry at time is PERFECT. There is nothing wrong with that. The entries add up to days and the days add up to weeks by you doing nothing but one entry at a time.
    Congrats on the loss, my old boss was always fond of saying you can't fix what you don't monitor so the monitoring is definitely having a positive effect on your intake - keep going girl!!

  4. When I strained my calf last November I wasn't doing anything different. Just my same old elliptical workout. My big mistake, in hindsight, was not getting off when I felt the first tightness. Sigh. Hope you heal fast.

  5. Hope the calf feels 100% soon.
    The habit of logging can be annoying, but it helps me stay more focused :) Keep up the good work. It's not about being perfect. Congrats on the 4 lbs btw!

  6. Hooray for hanging in - and 4 pounds? Amazeballs. I am hoping that my mileage challenge will bring the numbers on the scale down too! Hugs!

  7. Congrats on the 4 pounds - Paco is jealous! ;)

    I remember tweaking MFP to up my protein - it was really easy to do, which was nice.

    Hope your calf heals quickly...dontcha hate those random injuries?!

  8. Take care of that calf sprain - take care of you :)

  9. Happy Healing to you Leslie. That hurts! I find that I make better food choices when I am tracking my food and MFP works really well for me too. Keep up the good work.

  10. hoooray for hanging in and ON.
    thats what we're doing here, too.


  11. Leslie - I do not use a reader myself. Never have. I simply use bookmark system and go directly to the blogs. I just check in without knowing if they have updated their blog. I do not have that many blogs I read, so it is not a big deal.

    My own bad asthma time is the end of July (don't know why). And middle usually has trouble in January, but she is in college now, so the air/circumstances will be different.

    Very glad you are are to reading. Thanks for leaving me a note, I appreciate them very much.