Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Hope everyone had a fabulous fourth of July weekend!

Mine was rough... work has been very busy and I am tired. I was supposed to have today off, but I worked today, too. It's just been exhausting. Plus, morale has been low. I am looking forward to the weekend, so that I can relax a little.

The hip is slowly on the mend... I have been trying to be good with my prescribed rest and scheduled ibuprofen. It's hard to rest a hip, especially when your job entails walking 3-4 miles a day (I wear a pedometer; that's how I know). Most of the time I'm pain free, but every now and again I feel it...

My nutrition has been okay. I have been good about making healthy choices. I have avoided my common pitfalls like ordering-in or indulging in the goodies that nurses bring in. I have packed my meals each day, including healthy snacks. The problem is I find it hard to hit my calorie target -- one day I was over, but the majority of days I have been under. Writing down my food makes me honest, and my "all-or-nothing" mentality makes me choose better foods.

I know I need to fix this way of thinking... it is the trap I have fallen into many, many times. It's great in the beginning -- my motivation is high and there is a definite honeymoon phase. The scale rewards me with positive results and I keep going. BUT EVENTUALLY, it all falls apart... I plateau, start taking shortcuts, and then the downward spiral. You would think that if I can identify the pattern I should be able to fix it, right? Easier said than done, but I'm working on it.

Speaking of honeymoon periods and positive reinforcement... by my scale (I didn't register on theirs) I have lost 12 lbs since starting the BodyBack program! That's pretty cool. I think I'm going to enjoy my success while it lasts...

Happy Tuesday!

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