Sunday, August 14, 2011

Small Gain

I have had a pretty normal week - that is a good thing...

I know I have mentioned this until I am blue in the face, but I am totally loving my new job.  I am so busy, that I do not know what to do with myself most days, I am learning a ton of stuff and I feel like I have actually contributed in a good way.  I actually feel happy about getting up in the morning and going to work.  I know this feeling will probably go away in a couple of weeks, but for now I am going to relish in it!

I have chosen Fridays as my official weigh in day.  This week, I had a small gain though of 1.4 lbs.  I am not going to get worked up about it, as I know what the reason behind it was...I only exercised three times this week and it was TOM.  The first part I have control over, the second part I do not.  There are some months where I actually gain between 5-7 lbs during my I am lucky to get off with 1.4 lbs.  Next week will be a better week!

My knees are giving me problems again.  They now make the usual crunching sound, but now they are making a popping noise whenever I walk.  Plus, there is pain behind my right knee now when I walk for long periods.  My workouts this week frustrated me because my knees just would not do their job.  I guess it is back to the doctor I go - I have been waiting to hear back about a referral to an orthopedic surgeon, so will ask when I go and see him.  I want this taken care of and the sooner I do it the better.  I am getting frustrated with my limitations - I watch everyone else jump, run and go the distance to get the most out of their workouts and I feel like I am behind - having to modify almost everything.   I used to be able to do hamstring curls on the exercise ball - and I cannot do them anymore as my knees just crumble and crack and it hurts.  I am looking at cortisone injections next - but if there is cartilage damage, which I think there might be - it will mean surgery.  Osteoarthritis is an unforgiving condition - it is not reversible and I know eventually...down the road...I will need knee replacements.  For now, I will have to do what I can to help keep them as pain free as possible.

As for my goals that I set for the week...I did not meet any of them.  I find with my new job, I do not even have time to drink water throughout the day.  This will stop - I have to make time.  It does not take long to take a sip of water!  And I do not know what I was thinking about cutting out carbs in the evening with TOM - that was kind of silly! lol...and I did not meet my exercise goal.  So...I think for this week I will set some smaller goals.  They are:

1.  Drink as much water as I can throughout the day.
2.  Stay as active as I can.
3.  No stressing about small stupid stuff.

Alright...they look like pretty achieveable goals to me! 

Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. i think i will follow those goals too!!!

  2. Great goals! You are doing great and have the right attitude!