Monday, September 22, 2014

AM: 9/22/14

Well folks, I survived my first weekend on crutches. If you read last week's post, then you know that I'm out of commission for at least six weeks. I am very much looking forward to my ortho appointment this afternoon so we can get a better picture of what the next few weeks will look like. Make sure you're following me on facebook; I'll recap the visit there as soon as it's over.

This weekend was rough but I am so grateful for the outpouring of love and support I received from all of you and my insanely awesome friends and family. Between the tweets, texts, emails, phone calls, and comments, I never felt like I was going through this alone. Thank you, so, so, so much.

I also owe a big thank you to Matthew- I'm pretty much dependent on him for a lot as my mobility is pretty restricted. He makes me coffee every morning, helps me move around, and has picked up doing all the stuff around the house I usually do- and he's dealing pretty well with my bouts of sadness/frustration at my situation. He's a keeper for sure :-)

One of my biggest concerns about this injury is the fact that I won't be able to do much for activity over the next few weeks. I don't know if I'll be able to swim or bike or really do anything cardiovascular and that makes me really nervous. I've come so far in my weight loss journey; I don't want this to set me back. I'm scared that with all the time I'll be spending on the couch all I'll want to do is eat and feel sorry for myself- I can't let that happen.

After today's appointment, I'll know more of what I can do for activity. Based on that information, I'll develop a workout plan so that I won't lose ALL the fitness gains I've earned over the last few years. I also know that I'll really need to watch what I'm eating. Without any physical activity, my body needs less food than what I normally give it- this will be tough for me. Food has always been my source of comfort but I can't let it be this time. I've got to be able to keep up all the healthy habits I've been building. This is why this "Accountability Monday" post will be more important than ever- to keep myself on the path I want to be on.

Monday- Rest day
Tuesday- 3.68 miles- my last run :-(
Wednesday- Rest day
Thursday- Rest day
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- Rest day
Sunday- 25 minute circuit- some abs, pilates, leg lifts, clamshells, and push-ups- all with no weight on my foot.

Total: 3.68 miles

Since I got the diagnosis on Thursday, I have really reigned in my eating. I stuck to my points target everyday except Saturday when I used some of my weekly reserves when Matthew, me, my dad, and his girlfriend went out to eat. It is so different not having any Activity Points to use.

On Wednesday night after my Weight Watchers meeting, I went to Panera to try their seasonal Turkey Cranberry Flatbread and Autumn Squash Soup. At 14 PPV, it's not a low option but it was super tasty. I really, really liked the squash soup. It was like a less sweet version of pumpkin pie :-)

Guiness Crab Dip (YUM), Panera goodness, Steak and Calamari salad, Wendy's Asian Chicken Salad (8PPV with dressing)

153.8 as of 9/17/14 weigh-in.
-1.4 since last week.
-36.6 since January 2013.
-48.2 since heaviest; 202 in 2005.

I made Matthew take a picture of me on Tuesday night before our run and I'm glad I did for a couple of reasons. First, to have my last run with a broken foot documented. Secondly, I was able to put this picture side-by-side with one from just before I started back with Weight Watchers and look at the differences. I am so proud of how far I've come and I have a feeling I'll be using this picture as motivation to stay focused on my long-term goals while I recover from this injury.

This must be my signature pose :-)

QOTD: Have you tried any fall seasonal foods/drinks yet?


  1. Your food looks so tasty for the week. Even though it wasn't the healthiest of options there are so many worse foods out that. As long as you stay accountable like you said you should have no trouble staying on track. Goodluck!

    1. Thanks! I just have to really be choosy about what I want to "splurge" on because I won't be able to run any of it off! :-)

  2. Wow--you can definitely see the difference in those pictures! You have come so far and should be proud. I think you can definitely stay on the bandwagon without the activity points. You have the motivation already, and I'm sure if you keep going to your meetings you'll stay motivated. I bet the six weeks will fly by before you know it. Good luck!

    1. I am definitely still going to my meetings! I have a ride arranged for this week and I'm hoping I'll continue to be able to have someone take me. Unfortunately my meeting is about 20 miles from my house but I think I can bribe some friends into giving me a lift once a week!

  3. Great job on the weight loss. I am so sorry that you are injured and having to take it easy.

    1. Thanks, Abby! I'm hoping this time will fly by and I'll be back to running stronger than I ever was!