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 period...so 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!