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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.
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  • 52BINCE
    We all have those moments, It's part of the roller coaster ride of life with ups and downs twists and turns, however the wild ride always produces good results if we will always see ourselves as success going somewhere to happen!
    1943 days ago
  • BATGURL250
    Hang in there!
    1943 days ago
  • 2020ISTHEYEAR
    I can relate. I am not a patient person at all!!! Lol. Something we both need to work on. How's that meditative coloring coming??? Just remember that this too will pass. And take this time to plan all the things you will do when you are healthy again. I hope you heal up well & fast. Keep that chin up! And you are doing a great job on your weight loss, in spite of your injury. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1944 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12953398
    Nice blog! You definitely will need to keep your head up for a while. Stay optimistic. Your blogs are so honest and refreshing. Just keep hanging in there and I am sure that all of your struggles will soon be a part of your past! You page background has me wishing for Spring to come on!
    1944 days ago
  • RIRA218
    At least you can use crutches! I tried when I had foot surgery, but was really not into self mutilation, so had to resort to a wheelchair. I was not allowed to put any of my extreme weight on that foot. But, it did get well and yours will too.
    1944 days ago
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