Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekly Wondering

I have to say, while the formula is a simple one -- calories in vs. calories out -- there is obviously a bit more to this weight business than math. For simplicity's sake, I'll start with the check in.

Current Weight: 239
Weight Last Week: 240
Weight loss since last week: 1 pound loss
Total weight loss this year: 3.8 pounds
(Starting weight, 242.8)

My food choices: 5 of 10 I was rushed, often, and unprepared. Really did not get in the veggies.
Exercise: 7 out of 10 - I only got in 3 hours of exercise
Motivation: 10 of 10 I am feeling strong and healthy.

I had an exercise issue this week; last Sunday night I went to the emergency room with a foot so painful, I could barely stand on it. It hurt even when I was off it! Turns out it wasn't' the stress fracture I'd feared, but something else altogether: Planter Faciitis. It was good news, actually, in that an exercise and ice packs cured me in four days. A bit late to get all that exercise in, however.

I think there is more going on here that meets the eye because, for the first week in many, I did no food logging whatsover. I also ate a few things I rarely eat, like a sandwich and saltines in my soup. I was not expecting to post a loss. All things considered, I've set a date with the doctor. I don't expect any new news, I know I am pre-diabetic; however, when I was told this last year, I had no idea what that meant. Since then I've done tons of research; but I am hoping for a few ideas on how to have a metabolic break-through. We will see.

For my tip of the week, I read an interesting piece on brain food. Research has unlocked some food links to brain health. I think it is important and relevant to know what keeps the old noggin greased when I am counting calories; it won't do me much good to be trim and fit if I'm also a nit-wit!

Given the Planter Faciitis, I've decided to give up step counting. I don't think that works for me. Instead, I've decided to track how much time each day I am on my bottom and to decrease it each week.

This week, I'm adding core fitness workouts to my regimen. I'll let you know how it goes!


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