Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Two steps forward two steps.....

This weight thing for me seems to be two steps forward then two steps back.     For the month of march I stayed pretty close to 238.4 for my official weigh ins.  I would show progress during the week but then on my official weigh in I would go right back to the 238.4....I referred to this as my boomerang weight  I was frustrated but still pushed forward. Then for my official weigh in on April 5th I had a break through and I was down to 237!   Woohoo!   But on April 12th I was back up and even higher...I was up to 239!    Let me tell you, utterly frustrating!!!!   

I made a vow last week to make some changes.   I have been trying to and I even did good at the beach this past weekend.  I was happy to see the numbers on scale on Monday ( 236.4) and Tuesday.  (236).    I was thinking great things for today's weigh in.  

I woke up thirsty and knew it wasn't going to be all that great even though my eating was pretty good yesterday.    I was right.   237.0 

Soooo.....take we will take this weigh in however the mood strikes ...but here are the options...

*** Up a pound from yesterday
*** Down two pounds from last week 
*** Maintain from two weeks ago

I ran yesterday morning.  And it went well.  It still isn't fabulous but I'm enjoying it a whole lot more than a few weeks ago.   It's amazing what a little soul searching does!!!!

I'm having problems with pain on the  top of my foot.  A doctor once told me it was a nerve issue.   It has come and gone for a few years.   Late last week it came.    I meant to tape my foot (KT tape has helped some in the past....) on Saturday because I knew we would be out and walking all day. (We ended up putting more than 11 miles on our feet that day!). But I forgot.  And I paid the price.  By the end of the day the pain was really kicking!!!   Believe me, I remembered to tape it on Sunday!!!  The foot still twinges on Sunday but it was a whole lot more bearable!!! (And we didn't walk quite as much since we had to factor in the 4 hour drive home.).    I forgot to tape it on my run on Tuesday...and it bothered me.    Gotta get more tape....gotta keep it taped for a few days....because I want this pain GONE!  It can come back another day never!!!

Just as a side note...I have hit my 10k steps goal 9 out of the last 10 days!    I'm making some great progress toward my mileage goal.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Awesome job on your steps! I'm still trying to reach 6,000 consistently.

With all the info about your up and downs, I think the weigh in was a success. I'm doing the same thing and need to remember to look at the big picture.

I'm dealing with shin splints. I read that wrapping my legs might help. Maybe I'll try it.

Finding Lori said...

Great job on your steps! I hardly ever hit 10K! Hang in there with the scale! I feel ya!

SANRDJ said...

Great job on your steps and a non gain is always a win on the scale. I was seeing that the scale was just not budging or doing the boomerang as you put it, so I decided to cut out a few things from my diet. I eat much less grain now and cut out most of my sugar and dairy. So far seeing much better results. Good luck! and Keep on with it!!

Kalyn at Goal of Losing said...

When I get too hung up on the scale, I make my husband hide it for a week (haha). I think I'm almost to that point again. Struggling with the scale over here, too. Hang in there!

Lynn said...

Ugh, I hate random pains. You're exercising a lot though. You never seem to let things keep you down; you have a great attitude.

Seaside Dreams said...

Glad the foot is better and it is frustrating when that happens with your weight loss.

Karla said...

That is like my fear of fears .... pains and injury ... I am so so so cautious when I work out at 57 I can't afford to hurt myself! Be well (((((hugs))))