Wow! My hip yesterday? Ow! Serious ow! It was okay to stand on but every time I swung my leg to take a step it was bad. Walking around my house was not really walking. I was tottering. I could have used a walking stick. lol Getting up and down my stairs? Ha! Have an hour to spare? lol I took a couple of Advil PM last night when I went to bed and had a solid night's sleep and I am feeling much better, this morning. I am getting around a lot easier and I don't have the pain I did, yesterday. I am resting my hips today and if I feel okay enough, I will hit the road, tomorrow. I want to go today but I know better.
Calories yesterday were 1130. I am surprised the number was that low. I honestly thought I took in more than that. Not that I am complaining. I was at 1230 the day before yesterday. I am beginning to suspect that I am getting back into the groove where I belong. It feels good to be getting my bod on track and my mind back into focus. I don't deny that I have spent the last five months seriously screwing up. I have only lost about... Fifteen pounds or so since the first of the year. Not impressive. Not where I want to be, by any means. I have been in a self induced stall for weeks and weeks, hanging steady at the same weight. Not moving down. Not moving up, either.
Maybe I am learning that I can maintain a weight? Ha! Way to find the silver lining? :P
I am sorry if you are sick of my babbling about this shit over and over, lately. I know I am. But I need this space in which to hash this shit out. I can't talk about it to anyone in real life. William can only take so much and frankly, he has no useful input for me. So I just babble on and on and on here. It is either that or have long, rambling conversations with myself. And that kind of behaviour tends to make people look at me funny so... Blog nattering it is. I feel safe here, I know that I will get some tough love but I won't get mocked, denigrated or made to feel as if I am not worthy and I know that you support me as much as I support you and that makes all the difference for me.
Food is going down well today. I had my usual coffee and oatmeal and my water is following. *slosh*
Oh, a note about my pedometer. It is not perfectly accurate. It gives a good solid ballpark on distance but as it measures distance by stride length, the readings can vary. For example, on my walk yesterday the distance out on my pedometer was 2.4 miles. I slogged it uphill most of that distance, so naturally, my pace was a little slower (tho I pushed to move as fast as I could) and my stride length was shortened. On the way back, the reading was only 1.9-ish. It is almost all downhill so my pace was a lot faster and my stride length was much longer.
I had William drive the route I walked in his truck and clock it with his trip odometer and the distance is exactly 2.3 miles from the point where our frontage road joins Willow Creek road to the intersection of Willow Creek and Gail Gardener Road. I like my pedometer for counting the steps I walk and it is wonderfully motivating. And, it is close enough that I get a good solid idea of how far I go. So, it is a useful little tool that I will continue to use. I am looking forward to using it to clock the lake trails.
We are having some freakishly cool, windy, partly cloudy weather. It is supposed to be in the sixties, even fifties for the week. Lots of wind and even thunderstorms. Goofy. It is usually much warmer, clear and sunny, this time of year. I'll take the cool and enjoy it while it lasts because I know that Summer will come blasting in on us soon enough. And I will be bitching my head off the whole while. Bet you can't wait. ^^
Okay I suppose I should get off my ass and get to a few things around here. I need to do some housework and I have a comparison request to photograph and post over on my Nail Parlour and I have to pee like a racehorse so... I'll return later to read everyone's updates and I will see you all later.
Hugs for everyone who wants or needs one. :D