Well, after feeling more than a little frustrated last week, I am feeling better as I write this post. I can’t put my finger on why I’m feeling better. I think it might be a combination of several things. A supportive friend, some advice from someone I didn’t even know, nicer weather, some decent results on the scale, and having a new book on the way.
Also, after talking with Heather, my supportive friend, I made the decision that in order to get past some of my struggles, I just need to do it. I was telling her that since I live in a cold weather climate (North Dakota), I sometimes struggle to get my fruits, vegetables, and water intake to where they need to be. Let me be honest with you. When it’s cold out, I don’t want cold food. Heather was great and suggested some alternatives, but in the end I decided that was a big ol’ excuse for not doing what I should be doing. Instead of making more work for myself, I’m just going to do it. My goal for this week is 3 bottles of water every day (96 oz) and 5+ fruits and vegetables every day. Hopefully since we’ve been experiencing some nicer weather I’ll get off to a good start in this area and the week after won’t be too bad even if it’s colder.
My foot is still bugging me. My knee is still bugging me. While I’m tempted to keep on exercising with the foot thing just to get it dealt with, I think a better plan will be to do something that is less impact (the Pilates), let my foot and knee heal up and start again at a slower pace when that happens. Until then, hopefully the bike and Pilates will become two of my great friends.
Thanks for the support and comments! Every one means a lot to me.
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot
Previous weeks’ weight loss: 5 lbs
This week: .8 lbs
Total: 5.8 lbs