Ok, I had to share this personal irony with everyone because really it is just proof that the folks upstairs have a sense of humor.
On Friday I wrote a very excited happy post about my WL journey and how it is making me feel about myself. I made note of how good I felt to be pushing my body and working out. I was really just terribly proud of the work I am doing.
On Saturday I re-tore the cartilage in my left knee by *drumroll please* working out. I know that I have re-torn it because this is an injury I have had before from fencing and I recognize how it feels. I also know that there's nothing I can do for it except ice it and stay the ____ off of it.
Then, on Monday we had our fire alarms go off and as I was making my way the our apartment complex's office I slipped on ice and fell hard on my back. Since then I've had a great deal of sciatic pain that I have again been told I can't do much for apart from ice/heat and anti inflammatory stuff.
So now I am injured and unable to work out. I am actually barely able to work (I'm a writer) at all because I hurt too much to focus, but I am still trying.
Here's the thing. I'm ok. I mean, I'm really disappointed and I'm frustrated that once again it seems as though my body is rebelling against me doing things to help it. BUT...I'm ok. I wanted to post again because despite this clear setback and the pain, both physical and mental, that it is causing...my attitude hasn't changed. I have been eating OP since it happened, there haven't been sad tears (only ow ow ow tears :P ), and I don't feel helpless. I feel like...I got hurt and it sucks, but I'll get better and then I will resume my hard work, although perhaps differently to avoid the same injury.
I am still active, I have gone for gentle walks every day this week and today I cleaned my house, so I am proud b/c I haven't used this stupid setback as an excuse to binge or be lethargic.
I guess what I'm excited about is exactly that...this hasn't been an excuse. For anything. Maybe I really am getting somewhere.
Back on the wagon after almost 2 years of getting lost in depression and just trying to keep my head above water. Switching up my approach and going Low-Carb. Loving it so far!
Weight as of 1/1/14: 179.4
First mini-goal: 174.4, 5lbs down
Second mini-goal:169.4, 10 lbs down
Third mini-goal: 165 (Doctor's target weight for me)
Will re-evaluate from there!