I am a chicken and I was waiting to see which would blink first - me or the street day for Intuition Magazine - funny how time doesn't move. The magazine is on the street today and I am already getting feedback. All positive, but most stunned. No one can quite believe how honest I was or how far I have fallen. I have spent a month mentally preparing and I still don't think it was enough. But I will survive and thrive by being completely honest.
Now that the magazine is out there (I will have a list of locations for you later in the week), it's time to be honest every day. Or at least as often as I can find 15-20 minutes to share my journey.
The last month has been spent on vacation at Disney World the most magical and calorie-laden place on earth; dealing with multiple snow storms (that's a real time suck in radio) and facing down a new injury to my knee. It has all added up to not a micron of weight lost or a workout done.
Yet, today I sit here typing one week cookie free. I have added vegetables and fruit back into my diet. I am paying attention to fiber and water again. I have set-up my workout area at home. I am ready again.
Tonight will be my first modified workout ever. I have done my therapy exercises, walked some and lifted a few hands weights since my surgery, but now I am again injured.
Trying to keep up with my family's swift walking at Disney at done something to my knee again - yes, same knee - and it makes me sick. By day three of our trip I was riding one of those motorized scooters, it was humiliating. In my head I heard people saying, "Here is this morbidly obese woman riding a scooter, must be too lazy to walk." In reality, yes a few people started, but nobody verbalized their thoughts.
Anyway, I think this injury is a stretched ACL. My knee is moving side to side and something catches. I have yet to go to the doctor, I keep thinking rest will make a difference and it does to some extent. That's why I will be doing a modified workout regime.
I will be doing hand weights while sitting down and work my core on my back. I will give it another couple of weeks and if my knee isn't better, so I can walk or stationary bike, I will go to a doc.
Well, that's a lot to share in one post, hope I didn't overwhelm you. :)
Yours in health,