I'm still here
Monday, May 19, 2014
Well, it's been awhile but I've been busy! We got the boat down to the lake. That is also known as the trip from hell or Black Thursday!! Very convoluted story--it's funny in retrospect (well, my husband still won't laugh). 4-5 hour trip took us 11 hours (yes, with the dog!) Long story short, bad tires on the trailer (at different times on the trip). Not good. I spent about 3 hours at a Walmart in Orange County.
Never been so happy to unhook a trailer/boat in my life. The rest of the trip was wonderful. Beautiful weather, the dog was good, and we had a great time.
I did my monthly weigh and measure a couple weeks ago. I think I lost 2 pounds. I never like to claim it because my weight fluctuates a lot. I was happy with that. But, I gained an inch on my hips and thighs. What's up with that? Food is good; fairly good portion control but the exercise has been erratic (as usual). We have 2 weeks til we leave for England so I had planned on a lot of walking these last 2 weeks to get ready for the trip. However, I've been having some recurring pain on the top of my left foot--right where I had a stress fracture in 2010. I got in to podiatrist today and he thinks it may be precursor to another stress fracture. Are you kidding me???? When we're going to England???? AARRGGG! He put me back in the boot until the day we leave. He's hoping we caught it early enough that 2 weeks of rest should take care of it. Hope so! It wasn't constant pain and it wasn't severe pain so I'm optimistic.
Of course, I'm pretty sure the reason for this is my weight gain. The original stress was from using stretchy band during exercise. I asked dr. if weight could be the cause and he would not give me a straight answer. So, again I'm thinking more about my weight and losing some of it. I had seen some pictures of me with grandkids and my reaction was "whoa, momma!". I'm more than chubby, I've moved into heavy (but she has such a pretty face!). Gotta do something and now my exercise is so limited for the next 2 weeks.
I emailed my PCP today. We belong to Kaiser and I may have access to nutritional services. I also looked online for nutritionists but not many listed and many of those are pushing special diets, supplements, or acupuncture. Not opposed to any of those but very skeptical of all but acupuncture and I'm not sure that works for weight loss. Any one have any info? What I'm looking for is more of a counselor. I NEED a live person who I am accountable to. Someone to be my cheerleader and keep me pumped and on track. I love SP and it's great but none of you can see me. I don't have to look any of you in the eye. You are all so encouraging and supportive and, sometimes, I think that allows me to excuse myself and my actions or lack thereof. Having a counselor to see may be one of the reasons Jenny Craig worked for me. That, and you eat all of their food. Just not in a position to afford that anymore. Has anyone used a counselor/nutritionist? I don't know--the cost of that may be prohibitive, too.
I'm not feeling down (except for this foot and possible impact on England) but I think I'd feel better if I could just lose even 5 pounds.