A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Holding Steady

Ok, so I'm not supposed to get on the scale mid-week, right?   I've been a little freaked out about eating too much at dinner on Sunday....stuff that had too much sodium in it, and I had it blown up in my mind that I'd gained at least 10 lbs. 

So I jumped on it this morning and it said the exact same thing it said last Friday....249.6 lbs.  Ahhh...a sigh of relief.  Sure, I wish it was down at least a lb. by now, but I'm always going to be happy as long as it doesn't go back up.  I really hope I never see the 250's again. 

As far as exercise goes....sprains take WAY too long to heal.  I think it's been 3 weeks now since I slipped and fell in Wal-mart, practically crushing my ankle inbetween my fat ass and the hard floor when I plopped down on it.  I went to the gym this past Saturday morning, fully intending on getting back into the exercise swing.  I walked 2 miles on the treadmill, with the first mile carrying 5 lb. weights in my hands.  I felt fine at the time I was doing it, but it's been clear since Saturday afternoon on that things still aren't completely healed.  The bone on the outside of my leg, just above my ankle throbs now and again, and if I turn my foot the wrong way, there's a weakness there that causes my leg to give.  If I'm not careful I'll find myself on the ground again.  So I'm still unable to get back into the exercise full force and that is frustrating beyond belief.  But...I need my feet and ankles and legs to work, so I'm not going to push it too hard just to end up injuring it worse.  Then I WILL be cussing.

Staying off the scale again til Friday morning...and relieved to know that I'm at least holding steady this week.  :)


  1. Yay for holding steady.

    Staying off the ankle is a good reason to do some upper body weight workouts. Hope your ankle feels better soon.

  2. Healing can't be rushed. It's frustrating when you want to get back to your regular activities as soon as possible. It sounds like you took quite a fall in Wal-Mart! Holding steady is still an accomplishment!

  3. Great...now I am totally depressed...My ankle/foot will likely never heal...:) But you are so right in taking it easy on the treadmill...you don't want to cause further injury to your ankle...or yourself...no one wants to hear that tirade...:)

    Great job on the scale...obviously everything else is working in your favor...(I am not adverse to scale hopping--I feel the need to do it every day so that I can adjust, if needed). So, you will hear no complaints from me, though I am sure that there will likely be many who disagree with my method...:)

    Have a great day...

  4. Change up the exercise and let you ankle heal, so you don't do any further damage thereby pushing back when you can "rock and roll" that treadmill. Work now on your upper body or you waist. Good luck on Friday. I have this feeling mmmmmmmmmmm.

  5. I did the same thing this morning. Luckily it was a loss! Hang in there!

  6. That's awesome!

    Hope your ankle gets back to it's old self again soon!

  7. Good job. Sometimes you just have to check out the old bastard scale. Sprains are such a pain (no pun intended!), and do take long to heal. Much trickier than a break because no clear guidelines. Thanks for checking up on my sorry fat ass!

  8. Tammy, Can you check the state of your ankle with a doctor? If not, maybe you should talk to a pharmacist about using a tensor band (just a couple of bucks at the pharmacy) to stabilize your ankle, at least when you're walking long distances.

    I agree with others that this is perhaps the time to do some upper body exercise...sitting down!

  9. So sorry to hear about your ankle Tammy. I wish you a speedy recovery. Awesome job on your progress with the scale and your walking. You Go Girl!!!

    ps~ I'm making those Cajun style po'boys for supper..i will post a pick!!