Monday, March 6, 2017

All Sorts of Things...

So... what can't I do? I can not workout with weights or bands for a week a half thanks to the cyst I had taken off my back this morning (more coming up on that in a moment).

But what can I do? I can walk... I can walk as much as I want so as as of tomorrow, I am absolutely back to 10,000 (or more) steps a day. I never should have stopped but I did when I got sick (and then the challenge ended).

Was there a reason to stop just because the challenge was over? No, of course not but for some reason I did and I honestly don't know why but I am back to it tomorrow. Just because there's no challenge, there's no reason why I need to stop taking the steps!

But... back to the cyst. This thing turned out a lot bigger than the doctor expected. It was about 2 1/2 inches around and at least an inch deep. They numbed all around it but once they started cutting they had to numb an additional two places because of how far out it went and I could feel the cutting. Also, the sound of the scissors just cutting away at my skin will stay with me for a while :/

It still doesn't hurt, but the muscle going down the side of my back on the right side does when I move or laugh... weird. Tomorrow I can shower and then I can start working out "normally" once the stitches come out next Thursday. In the meantime it'll be all about walking!

I'm also going to use this "spare" time to work on the dog commissions which have been lagging for a variety of reasons. I have several hours set aside tomorrow specifically for the Rottweiler I started last week and unless I'm dealing with a migraine, I WILL be working on him tomorrow!!

I'm also back on track with food. I ended up with two (controlled) cheat days which sucked but that's still three total out of 39 days so it's still progress. I'm trying to look at the positives here. I could beat myself up for my poor choices or I can move forward so I'm going with "forward."

And even if I don't lose weight this week, I know I will next week and I want to not cheat for a long time to come. Right now I'm back to craving carbs and simple sugars but I know I'll feel better in just a few days. In the meantime I'm on low calorie/low, low carb days to make up for the cheating and even the playing field. We'll see what happens on weigh-in day but either way, it's back to strict low carb from here on out!

Let's make the rest of this week count!!

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