Sunday, October 11, 2009

Not going the way I'd hoped.

Not going so good for me. My diet hasn't been so great. I made a half batch of cookies and that was what did me in at the beginning of the week.

My throat was sore last night and on our way home from Idaho Falls we got stuck behind a bad accident (a bus rolled over with marching band kids--from American Fork) and by the time we got out of that my throat felt worse so when we stopped at the gas station I bought a bag of Rollos to suck on to keep my throat moist--water just didn't seem to cut it. Of course, I could have bought a bag of vitamin c drops or something, but I didn't even look for that--just went straight for the chocolate because when I get stressed, chocolate is my comfort food! And I was stressed from waiting in the accident (and worrying about the people in the accident), it being so late, and we'd had a hard day of working out in my brother's yard, and wanting to get home, well--etc etc . . .

I exercised a lot this past week--the result? A swollen knee. I biked every day and went to taekwondo twice and then on Friday, even though I didn't bike, I went after school and did some 'martial arts' stuff with a couple of other teachers. So I exercised EVERY DAY and my knee did NOT appreciate it.

Luckily the swelling is gone now--this next week I'm going to take it slower--I'll try biking 2, maybe 3 times this week, and my normal taekwondo stuff. Hopefully that will help and in a couple of weeks I'll try to go back to biking every day. Maybe I just need to take it slower and build up to the exercise.

But the net result of all of this? A gain of two pounds. Sigh. Last time I dieted like this I lost 1-2 pounds a week and now I'm struggling to lose anything. I guess I need to accept the fact that things are going to be much harder this time and that at least I'm trying to improve my overall health by exercising.

Not feeling exactly comforted!


Kellie said...

I'm sorry, Shanna. I agree that building up to the exercise is a good idea, especially if your knee is prone to injury. I hope this coming week is better for you!

Josi said...

My daughter is in marching band and we read about the accident this morning--must have been terrifying to see it. Best of luck this week.

Sandra said...

My kids do marching band as well. our director chose not to do this competition this year, however' my niece's band did and was right in front of AF's buses.

We all know people in the band or instructors of the band and parents etc. and this past 24 hours has been horrible and stress filled. and we are all so thankful for the gospel and thankful for people like Heather Christensen who would selflessly give her life for her students.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Many of those affected by that accident are in my mom's stake - it has truly been a hard time.

Shanna, hang in there - you sound a little discouraged but you can do it!