Watching the Pot...
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Isn't it funny how sometimes the more successful you are at something, the more impatient you become? Or maybe it's just me. I have been so diligent with my diet- tracking every single food and staying well within my target calorie range. Over the last couple of months my weight has come down nicely. And now that the challenge has started, it feels excruciatingly slow. It really probably isn't any slower than it has been, but now because I am very focused on it (and I have the time to be very focused on it) and am watching the proverbial pot, it just seems like it is taking forever. Now, mind you, I have lost 2.5 pounds in the first 2 weeks of the challenge which is absolutely fine. I'm on target. And I'm inpatient. I think I am getting confused- I think the amount of time spent obsessing about it should be directly proportional to the amount of weight lost each week, right? Not unreasonable, right? Wrong. Wayyyyy wrong. Anyone else here (besides me) think I need to go back to work? Clearly.
Which brings me to the second area of my life that is moving slower than a teenager getting ready for school in the morning- my post-surgical foot. The incision has still not fully closed therefore physical therapy has been delayed for 3 weeks (seriously, who's foot is this, anyway? Did it not get the message that I am an overachiever?). Ugh. I took the dressing down today hoping to see the miracle of healing and, although it is a little better than 4 days ago when the dressing was placed, it is still not fully healed. I'm pretty sure when I go back in this week the groundhog will again not see his shadow and thus will have to wait to start physical therapy. Again. Yay, I get to stay on crutches even longer! Said no one ever. Patience is not one of my virtues. I was blessed with a warped sense of humor and quick wit however these don't seem to be able to accelerate weight loss or healing. Time to reconsider returning to work.... too much time on my hands.