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legcramps - Tuesday Oct 27, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 26 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; under the weather - REST.


 FOOD JOURNAL:

October 29 - oatmeal, cinammon, blueberries, coffee, protein shake; sweet mongolian chicken and noodles, veggies; banana, salted almonds; rice, veggies and chicken breast; freezie. 1,684 calories.


Feeling under the weather today. PMS, headachy, and tummy troubles might force me back home and in bed. I was feeling rough already last night, and didn't eat as much as I wanted to. I was supposed to get another birth control shot last month but kept putting it off; now i'm feeling a little angry with myself for not getting it done sooner. Appointment set for Friday!

grannyannie on 10/27/2020:
Hope you feel better!

The chicken dish sounds yummy.


bearcountrygg on 10/27/2020:
Hope you feel better by Friday!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/27/2020:
i hope you feel better...i didn't know there was a birth control shot?

get your rest, i'm sure you'll be back to it all soon <3

you have been eating very well lately.


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legcramps - Monday Oct 26, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 23 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; day off work so did some housework today and caught up on laundry; bike ride outside with a friend. Burned 459 calories.

October 24 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; went to city with BF, so it was a total REST DAY today aside from some walking we did.

October 25 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; drove home from city; gym workout completed. Burned 356 calories.


FOOD RECAP: 

October 23 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, cinammon, blueberries; beef burritos with sour cream; banana, salted almonds; chicken breast, veggies, jasmine rice; freezie. 1,821 calories.

October 24 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, cinammon, blueberries; mcdonald's burger no cheese, coke zero; fries, one slice all dressed pizza, tossed salad with ranch dressing. 1,846 calories.

October 25 - coffee, almond milk, bacon, hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, one breakfast sausage; coke zero; sweet mongolian chicken with udon noodles; freezie. 1,668 calories.


I've been on a coke zero bender lately. Saturday was supposed to be a day where I could eat what I wanted. I still watched to a point, but also indulged in what BF and his family were eating, which was pizza that night.

I am lactose intolerant, so the pizza bothered me quite a bit. The last time I went for a colonoscopy to see if there were other issues behind my chronic upset stomach, the specialist suggested I might have IBS and provided some information to me about it. I didn't really look into it too much, because he didn't actually diagnose it, but i'm thinking now that I probably should because there are a lot of foods that are bothering me lately, not just dairy or lactose-rich foods. The good thing i've noticed though is that I can handle a little spicier foods these days, which I love.

Before working out yesterday I weighed myself and have lost four pounds since beginning to track my food.

 

grannyannie on 10/26/2020:
Well done on the loss! Hope you figure out what is causing the stomach issues. Does gluten bother you? Or only lactose?

legcramps on 10/26/2020:
That's what I am thinking, that perhaps it is more than just an intolerance to dairy, maybe gluten as well. But I can't pinpoint it right now, I would have to go through some trial period where I eliminate and then re-introduce. So far, it's just been the pizza that I haven't had in awhile that set me off. Could be the cheese on it, but could also be the dough! I have been limiting my bread intake more than usual these last couple of weeks.

legcramps on 10/26/2020:
My head is sort of all over the place about this, so i'm just not sure where to start :)


Jacky82020 on 10/26/2020:
How do you count calories burned?

legcramps on 10/26/2020:
I have a heart rate monitor that I use when I workout :)


Maria7 on 10/26/2020:
Congratulations to you! Happy for you.

legcramps on 10/26/2020:
Thank you Maria :)


Jacky82020 on 10/26/2020:
You mean like a Fitbit or Garmin? I’ve found Fitbits are only accurate for walking/running

legcramps on 10/27/2020:
It's a monitor that straps around my chest. I know Garmin sells them that way as well, not sure if Fitbit does. The one I have I got from the gym I work for, it's called MyZone and has a number of pretty cool features for techy people.

It's accuracy makes no difference to me; as long as it calculates calories burned the same way each time I use it (and it does), I can benefit from the stats it gives me.

I have a Fitbit as well, and don't believe the stats for a second. I go for a two hour bike ride and it tracks 30 minutes. Ridiculous and unreliable.


bearcountrygg on 10/26/2020:
I deal with lactose and IBS too.....and what a pain it is.....For me....bananas help...yogurt can also help and hard cheeses are easier to tolerate. The IBS is set off by other things too....Keeping a food diary will help locate the culprits...((HUGS))...

legcramps on 10/27/2020:
Thank you for this input :)

Since I have started tracking my food I could start to keep track of the days where i'm not feeling well from what I think i've eaten. Then I might be able to pinpoint something. Thanks for the great idea!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2020:
four lbs is a LOT...like 1-2 months worth of weightloss!!! congrats to you!

also, i see you are enjoying your little freezies! good! i like my treats too :)

legcramps on 10/27/2020:
I gained some weight while I was off with my broken ankle, so I believe it is partly that weight that comes off a little easier in the beginning. I'm sure it will slow down soon :)


Donkey on 10/27/2020:
4 pounds!!! Wow!!! Keeping track does work!

My husband suffers from IBS as part of his AS. I know it's not easy nor fun.

The Whole 30 program is supposed to help reset one's diet. It's for 30 days. It starts out with limited foods. Then, you add certain foods back, to see if they cause problems. That plan - or a similar approach - might help you to pinpoint what's triggering episodes.

legcramps on 10/27/2020:
Yes, I was going to follow the FODMAP program for eliminating then reintroducing, it's just that the whole idea of it is so overwhelming. I tried to start it awhile ago and it didn't last long for me. It will take me some time to get my head in the game.

I am no longer a fan of dieting, so this goes against my grain in a big way and I have to work that out for myself. I'm scared it will take me back to the days where I obsessed over food and was miserable most of the time!


Jacky82020 on 10/27/2020:
Oh, I think that heart strap monitor is the same thing we bought for the spinner bike. Only tried it a few times.


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legcramps - Friday Oct 23, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 22 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Went to the gym and joined a training session and got my bum kicked. Burned 544 calories.

FOOD JOURNAL:

October 22 - oat milk, oatmeal, cinnamon, blueberries, coffee; chicken balls and cooked veggies; salted almonds, banana; wok box ginger beef with rice; freezie. 1,949 calories eaten.


I had a pretty good day yesterday. I decided to take an earned day off today to watch the CrossFit Games and catch up on some housework and stuff, since I won't be home this weekend to do it. I managed to almost get caught up at work yesterday, so I didn't think it would push me back too far if I took today off. I glued my nose to my desk and just plowed through a lot of things. I was exhausted afterwards, but I feel it was worth putting in the extra %%.

It's cold here today but a friend wants to go for a bike ride tonight instead of going to the gym, so we will see what we end up doing. I might have to wear my ski pants!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2020:
those are some REALLY good eats you've got going on! sounds delicious. love how you are getting some Asian flair in your cooking. In the future, i'm going to broaden my range of cooking...like i've been saying for years...cook more veggies in thai style, etc.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2020:
i have had many troubles in concentrating for long periods at work, always needing to take a break....so good for you on "gluing your nose to your desk!"


bearcountrygg on 10/23/2020:
I LOVE the quote.......it's exactly how I believe life should be lived!!!


grannyannie on 10/23/2020:
Nice meals and workout. Great quote.

My husband rides his bike every morning no matter what the weather which is often drizzle or rain. If it's high winds he won't go but that's the only time. Not me!


Maria7 on 10/23/2020:
Nice cals number...good foods!


Donkey on 10/24/2020:
Oh reading this made me realize how much I need a day off. I think I'll write more about this in my own entry. But I'm glad that YOU took some time for yourself :-)


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legcramps - Thursday Oct 22, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 21 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. 50 minute bike ride in the snow. Burned 539 calories.


FOOD JOURNAL:

October 21 - oat milk, coffee, oatmeal, cinammon, blueberries; chicken fajita bowl; banana, salted almonds; beef taco leftovers with mozzarella and kale salad, two slices flax bread toasted; chicken balls, cooked mixed veggies, coke zero and a freezie. 2,087 calories.


I had to eat an extra meal after my bike ride yesterday - the chicken balls and veggies - but looking back I see that I hadn't eaten enough calories leading up to the ride and that's probably why I was feeling extra hungry later on.

Burned a lot more calories on this ride than some of the other ones i've been on outside. I think because there was some snow on the ground in spots which might have made it slightly more challenging. I know I said I was going to try and do physio instead of a bike ride, but the weather was just too nice to ignore!

Got home and iced my ankle - it was SUPER swollen from the work day and then I added a challenging bike ride on top of that. Feels ok today so far. I might consider bringing some ice packs to work for the afternoons and close my office door for 15 minutes and ice my ankle. I don't take coffee breaks at work anyways, so I could use that time to ice my ankle instead.

Heading to the gym tonight for a workout session and then to re-orientate myself to the job. I'll be returning in November to once a week evening shifts on Thursdays.

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Yes, ride your bike any time the weather is nice. Still haven't had the nerve to get back on mine. I'd better do it soon.

Take good care of that ankle!

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
I will! I've been babying it a bit on the bike, so my strong leg is feeling the worse for wear. But it's worth it to be able to be outside for a little bit before winter forces me inside!


Maria7 on 10/22/2020:
Riding your bike outside sounded wonderful! Been a good while since I last rode my bike. We got loose dogs on our road who like to come right up at you barking.


bearcountrygg on 10/22/2020:
Lucky that even though you are getting soft tissue swelling that at least it isn't too painful....good idea to ice it at work too.


Donkey on 10/23/2020:
I like the idea of ice breaks at work. Kind of served 2 purposes, one physical and one mental. It's inoperable to take time to care for yourself. (Something I need to work on, too!)


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legcramps - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAPS:

October 19 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; went for a bike ride with a friend down a new trail - very nice! Burned 351 calories.

October 20 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; spin bike 50 minutes! Burned 366 calories.


Adding my physio exercises together isn't helping to motivate me to do them 

I can't motivate myself at home as well versus at the gym. I guess i'm lazier when i'm at home, and not as focused. Since I plan to stay off the bike today, I will try really hard to get some physio in. My ankle has been doing really well, and i've stopped using the brace unless i'm working out. I still feel a little niggle on the top of the foot, but continue to work through it since it isn't "painful", just bothers me that it's not perfectly healed.

Gosh, is it only Wednesday! This week is passing by at a turtle's pace!

We are heading into the city this weekend; BF goes for another tattoo on Saturday, and we want to visit his oldest son. They don't come home often enough when they're so far away (he lives over two hours from BF, and hardly ever gets home anymore).


FOOD JOURNAL:

October 19 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, blueberries, cinammon; tomato and pepperoni sandwich on double flax with mustard and mozzarella; banana; clif protein bar; beef tacos in soft Protein Up tortillas with kale salad and mozzarella; 15 ritz crackers; coke zero. 2,235 calories.

October 20 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, blueberries, cinammon; beef tacos in soft Protein Up tortillas with kale salad and mozarella; banana; coke zero, 2 purdy's chocolate pieces. 2,001 calories.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I really do miss my gym but I'm not going near it. Wish I had a spin bike like the one in the gym. Mine is okay and I do get an intense workout.

Glad your ankle is nearly 100%. Good job on the workouts!

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
As long as you get the workout you're looking for outside of the gym, you don't need to stress yourself out about being somewhere you don't want to be!


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
I think the daily vitamins have really given me a new sort of energy...how about you...do you think they are helping....you seem to be doing really well getting back to your exercise!

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
I feel like I get a nice burst of energy within about a week of taking them, and then it evens out a bit. But I definitely feel more energy with them than without them!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
have you ever taken gummy vitamins?

i was taking gummies for a long time since Covid and before...and now i'm having trouble going back to "normal vitamins" where i find them unappetizing and i just want my gummies again! LOL...

i like reading your food...you are really trying to get some good protein and fiber in.

some days, i just need regular bread (right now it's mini bagels)...i used to be healthier, but now i find it very satisfying to just eat what i want (with some moderation standards in place)

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
Yes I have taken gummies! Right now, i'm just taking what I have available at home and not buying anything new until I run out. Those just happen to be the pills and not the gummies. Not sure how my stomach would react to them now though - maybe it wouldn't be a good idea to get them again.

I think moderation is key! Unfortunately, there are some foods that I just can't eat in moderation and I always indulge too much if they are in the house - so the bread goes in the freezer now so that I only take out a couple slices at a time! I've treated chocolate the same way before as well, and I really don't like eating frozen chocolate so it works really well for me.

Now if only I could find a way to have my favorite potato chips (Lay's Plain salted) in moderation! That is the quest of the century! LOL


Donkey on 10/22/2020:
This week is going by incredibly slow for me too. It's been quite painful.

You're almost healed! Keep doing your physio!

I'm so torn about the gym lately. I'll write about this in my own diary, but wanted to say, I think I'm feeling the reverse, right now.

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
I know! Physio is becoming so difficult to complete! Why?!!!


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legcramps - Monday Oct 19, 2020

Weight: 0.0

PHYSIO JOURNAL: (I have some catching up to do)

October 12 -  supplements, vitamins, protein done; physio Level I and II done; bike outside 40 minutes, walk on treadmill 20 minutes.  595 calories burned.

October 13 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; physio Level I done; bike outside 40 minutes. 371 calories burned.

October 14 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; physio Level I and II done; walk on treadmill 20 minutes. Forgot to wear my heart rate monitor.

October 15 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; physio Level I done.

October 16 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; bike outside 45 minutes; DID NOT DO PHYSIO TODAY. 321 calories burned.

October 17 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; physio Level I and II done; bike outside 45 minutes, walk on treadmill 20 minutes. 650 calories burned.

October 18 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; REST DAY; DID NOT DO PHYSIO TODAY.


Whew!

Well, since I missed two days of physio exercises, i'm going to incorporate both levels that i've been doing into one because it's become quite a thing to complete and I think that's why I skipped it a couple times. So i'll choose maybe ten exercises for physio, and the rest will be considered a workout from now on.

I think it's also important to note that yesterday was the first rest day i've taken since getting my cast taken off. Almost five weeks! And the only reason is because we ate something for breakfast that made me sick for almost five hours afterwards. It was horrible!

Another change to my journalling starting today is the addition of food eaten.

Today, the only thing i'm going to attempt to do with my nutrition is be aware of the foods that I put in my mouth, and consider healthier alternatives prior to making any meals, if possible. I'll track my calories and see how I do at the end of the day. That's it.

Woke up feeling sleepy this morning, and i've been struggling ever since. I have some slight congestion as well, so that's not helping to keep me awake and focused. Will try to stay awake at least through the work day 

bearcountrygg on 10/19/2020:
Looks good....looking forward to seeing your foods list...Hope you feel better quickly.

legcramps on 10/19/2020:
Thanks bcgg!


Jacky82020 on 10/19/2020:
How do you get your protein ? I mostly eat tuna and drink the hi protein shakes. The multigrain English muffins have 5 grams, so that’s usually another 10 for me.

legcramps on 10/19/2020:
I get some protein in through nutrition... nuts, high-protein vegetables, and lean cuts of red meat, chicken, and turkey.

The biggest is probably in my protein supplement though. I always have a scoop of protein powder in the morning when I take my other vitamins and supplements for the day. I haven't been tracking it well, but eventually will start tracking it better and then will likely have to up that intake to two scoops a day.

legcramps on 10/19/2020:
I should add that I also eat fish, just not regularly!


Jacky82020 on 10/19/2020:
I am reading most Americans consume more protein than they need & 50 grams a day is enough for the average woman. Does that sound right to you?

legcramps on 10/20/2020:
That would be understating protein needs by a huge chunk, according to the peer reviewed studies and my nutrition course information.

Of course, I will add that it is an individual thing to a certain extent...for example, I feel better when I have more carbs in my diet than when i'm trying to restrict carbs. Same could be said for protein...though I would still recommend a higher intake than 50g per day.

legcramps on 10/20/2020:
I just looked on the Precision Nutrition website, and it states that the basic recommendation for protein intake TO PREVENT NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY is 0.8 grams per kilogram (or around 0.36 g per pound) of body mass in untrained, generally healthy adults. For instance, a 150 lb (68 kg) person would consume around 54 grams a day. But this is not the optimal amount for further healthy function of the immune system, metabolism, weight management...


Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2020:
i hope you feel better by this evening! also, 5 weeks until a rest day for the first time? amazing.

keep going. try not to overdo...and with eating, i can sympathize and say i'm right there with you - struggling to eat for much health these days.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2020:
i'm fully sick of veggies at the moment. i know i'll want them soon, though.


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
Is love to see some of those peer reviewed studies claiming 50 grams Of protein is inadequate for the average woman!

legcramps on 10/21/2020:
I get it, and understand completely about wanting to see the science behind it...as I go through this nutrition course, i've been doing a lot of "whaaaaaaat?" and researching studies done. Keep in mind, my opinion is still that it is an individual thing. And THAT is only my opinion :) I hope these links work!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872778/

https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-017-0177-8

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/fo/c5fo01530h#!divAbstract


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Thanks for the links. I will cut and paste all.


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Well, dang blast it! Lost my post!!! Found the articles, Legs, will respond later. Thanks again. I found all to be credible.


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legcramps - Monday Oct 12, 2020

Weight: 0.0

PHYSIO JOURNAL:

October 7 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Walked at home without the ankle brace, completed Physio Level I and 30 minutes on the spin bike. Also cleaned all day.

October 8 - vitamins and protein done. Walked at home without the ankle brace, completed Physio Level I. Forgot to take glutamine at the end of the day. Went for COVID-19 swab.

October 9 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Walked at home without the ankle brace, completed Physio Levels I and II, and 30 minutes on the spin bike. Also cleaned all day.

October 10 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Walked at home without the ankle brace, completed Physio Level I and 30 minutes on the spin bike. Test results received online - NEGATIVE.

October 11 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Walked at home without the ankle brace, completed Physio Level I and did yardwork for 2.5 hours.


Results of the swab were as expected. So I spent my week cleaning my house from top to bottom! It's spotless now. I was angry-cleaning, and I always do a great job when I angry-clean.

I'm thankful I got the results back in time to still be able to see BF and also a few of his kids this weekend for Thanksgiving. We had meatballs, sausage and peroxide's for our thanksgiving meal tonight LOL, and now we're having popcorn and watching Game Night.

Also cleaned up the yard and winterized as much as we could today. Feels good to be on top of things again.

grannyannie on 10/12/2020:
You've made good progress. Glad you don't have Covid!

Peroxide?

legcramps on 10/12/2020:
Oh my, that was supposed to say perogies! I got autocorrected!


bearcountrygg on 10/12/2020:
Yeah...for the results...don't blame you for being irritated....you eat peroxides????? Angry cleaning is a thing...and it also works...LOL

legcramps on 10/12/2020:
Oh my, that was supposed to say perogies! I got autocorrected!


Donkey on 10/12/2020:
Was Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend?

Glad you were able to get tested and tested negative. Your healing seems to be coming along so well, too!

How long will you do Physio II exercises?

legcramps on 10/12/2020:
I’m not sure to be honest, I guess until I feel like I’m doing more extensive workouts than just physiotherapy exercises. I’ve got some goals for the second level of physio that I think might take some time to reach.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2020:
sorry about the lost week's pay / sick days! at least you were with BF :)

legcramps on 10/12/2020:
Yes, at least there is that :)


bearcountrygg on 10/12/2020:
I'm glad you aren't drinking peroxide..>LOL


Donkey on 10/12/2020:
Eating perogies is much better than drinking peroxide, I would think.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2020:
hahaha....peroxide! haha...Trump would support that ;) JK

enjoy those perogies...you have me craving them! maybe next supermarket trip....when i'm actually running low on food again (not yet!)


happy-1 on 10/15/2020:
Hugs. Good job making the best of things. What does the glutamine do?



legcramps - Wednesday Oct 07, 2020

Weight: 0.0

PHYSIO JOURNAL:

October 6 - supplements, vitamins and protein done. Walked at home all day with no ankle supports, and completed Level I physio. No pain meds.


Super, SUPER annoyed. I wrote out a big post about why, but then deleted it. The gist is, I'm being sent for COVID-19 testing tomorrow and have been self-isolating since Tuesday. And it's likely all because of allergy season.

A small excerpt from my course studies, if you care to ingest:

A large part of nutrition coaching is about taking a biopsychosocial perspective; this includes being mindful of physical features or health, mindset, and relationships or environment. Everyone has a different identity, and a unique "why" behind their values, priorities, and goals.

The next time I make a choice I end up not being happy about, I'm going to try to "break the chain". I'm going to think about what's happening around me. What am I doing, thinking, feeling; what made the unwanted choice easier to make? And how could I make it easier for me to make a better choice next time?

Horn_of_plenty on 10/07/2020:
Absolutely good addition to your post from your course. Truth is, lately i'm not eating well nutritionally and i am just about ready to face the reasons - i'm not focused enough on having enough healthful produce at home and i'm starting to rely on junk too much since being home...and i'm about raedy to stop always making these rather unwanted decisions for junk (because it doesn't have me feeling on that great and it hasn't been tasting very good either!)....

sorry about the covid testing stuff....near me the cases have been rising and my nearby gym that i used to go to will close for two weeks now...which is understandable to stop a spread of a disease so less people do not have to be sick (in my opinion!)

i'm glad you aren't needing the pain meds.

legcramps on 10/08/2020:
Yes, we’ve been a little too slack here lately I think.


bearcountrygg on 10/07/2020:
It sounds like you ankle is doing really well....sorry about tomorrows test......Hoping for you to pass it with flying colors!

legcramps on 10/08/2020:
It is doing well, thank you! I hope to pass it also lol


Donkey on 10/08/2020:
Allergies have flared up here too. I usually check in with my boss, because we seem to suffer them at the same time. I've had this cough and tightness in the chest... sounds bad, with COVID, right? But I know it's allergies.

I wish I had the luxury of being able to self-isolate or stay home.

legcramps on 10/08/2020:
I wish it was a luxury, however it is not. I will lose four days of sick pay and was mandated to stay home, otherwise I would not be.


Maria7 on 10/09/2020:
Hope you are having a good day.


Maria7 on 10/11/2020:
Hope you are having a good day.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/11/2020:
how did your test go?



legcramps - Monday Oct 05, 2020

Weight: 0.0

PHYSIO JOURNAL:

October 4 - supplements, vitamins and protein done. Walked with ankle brace all day, with brief amounts of time on the couch to rest. At the gym for Level I physio and a 30 minute hard bike ride. No pain meds.

October 5 - supplements, vitamins and protein done. Worked all day with ankle brace (some swelling and discomfort), went home for lunch and rested, then again after work for about an hour and a half. Level I physio and 30 minutes on the spin bike! No pain meds (yet) but definitely some discomfort after a full day of work today. 
 


I'm making ground turkey and roasted Brussels sprouts for dinner, and for leftovers too. Earlier today I had a slice of toast with pb for breakfast, a banana, a leftover burger for lunch, a protein bar, and leftover piece of quesadilla. I believe I am eating a lot better than I was, but still can make a lot of improvements. It's good timing that I decided to take this nutrition course, it will benefit me as well as those around me.

 

grannyannie on 10/06/2020:
30 mins on the spin bike is great. Hope the pain eases quickly. Sounds like you are doing well.


bearcountrygg on 10/06/2020:
Sounds good......A nutrition course sounds so interesting.


Donkey on 10/06/2020:
Careful on the swelling but otherwise sounds like every day brings healing and improvement!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/06/2020:
I am not used to standing all day in a work situation and believe it or not i get swelling / uncomfortable from standing for prolonged periods of time....but yours is due to injury, i know!

your food sounds GREAT!

keep resting when you need it. do you ice the inflamation?

legcramps on 10/07/2020:
If it gets particularly bad I will for sure


Maria7 on 10/06/2020:
Ground turkey and brussel sprouts sound very delicious.

legcramps on 10/07/2020:
It was!



legcramps - Sunday Oct 04, 2020

Weight: 0.0

PHYSIO JOURNAL:

September 29 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Spent over 9 hours at work today only walking with the walking boot, did my physio (which I am now calling Level I) and some walking at home without the boot. Took one pain med.

September 30 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. 5.5 hours at work with the boot, did Level I physio, some walking at home without the boot, and 20 minutes of biking. One pain med.

October 1 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Spent 6 hours at work with the boot, did Level I physio, some walking at home without the boot, and 30 minutes of biking. No pain meds!

October 2 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Spent 6 hours at work - 2 with the boot, and 4 with a pair of runners on! Did Level I physio and a little gym workout (box squats, TRX lunges, some single leg stands with TRX). Two pain meds because I thought I was getting my period. Ended up not coming.

October 3 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Walking around with ankle brace, Level I physio, 30 minutes hard biking, and Level II physio (inclusion of proprioception exercises and some progressions from Level I). No pain meds, but a tiny breakdown at the gym when I couldn't do a single leg stand without supports. It was probably not because of the one or two exercises that I couldn't do, but rather a build up of frustration because I just want this to be over with already. An emotional ball of fragile webbing these days.


So that's what I've been doing. I also started taking a nutrition course so that I can be certified in coaching nutrition, so I've been keeping myself  busy with that. I'm at BFs this weekend, but planning on heading home today so that I can do a little housework now that I can walk without the requirement of the boot. 

Must remember that there has been progress every single day that I've been out of the cast, rather than feeling like I'm not where I want to be! Mind games!

bearcountrygg on 10/04/2020:
Putting so much effort into everything is inspiring Legs.......GREAT JOB!!

legcramps on 10/04/2020:
Thank you :)


Donkey on 10/04/2020:
I am surprised to hear that you were not in agony after 9 hours at work.

It's never fun to breakdown at the gym. I'm sorry that happened. Just a vulnerable moment.

Actually, considering that you are able to put in so many hours of work with 1 or no pain pills is a huge accomplishment!

How long is the nutritional coach course? That sounds like something that would be very beneficial to you, career wise, and maybe for yourself too, although you seem to do quite well with eating well.

legcramps on 10/04/2020:
I was definitely feeling some pain after the 9 hour workday, but was honestly just too exhausted to take any more pain meds. A good sleep had me back on track.

The course itself has no timeline, but I expect to finish it in about six months.


thinkpositive on 10/05/2020:
Your are determined and disciplined !


Coffee&Calories on 10/05/2020:
Good job Legs!


Maria7 on 10/05/2020:
Hope you are having a good day.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2020:
oh my, great idea to get a course done so you can coach in nutrition. what a smart idea...



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