Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mamavation Monday

I almost didn't write this post this week - I had a rough week and hate to sound like I am full of excuses. But, it was a ROUGH week. As I mentioned last week, my week was full of business meetings. This lead to breakfast, lunch and dinner being somewhat out of my control. Sure, I did my best to fill my breakfast with zero PointsPlus value fruit and some yogurt and things that felt like they were healthy. I did my best to fill my plate with salad and vegetables before adding the main course. I also joined co-workers for a morning walk - we did over 5 miles the one morning. But, this effort only served to minimize the GAIN this past week. Why? Because there were mid-morning snack breaks and mid-afternoon snack breaks, dessert options at lunch and dinner, cocktails and appetizers every evening.

And, then, there was my weekend. We were supposed to have spent Saturday with my brother's family celebrating my niece's birthday - instead, we were busy saving our basement from the flooding caused by a failed sump pump (more to come on this). This led to me trying to prepare quick lunches and dinners - frozen pizza and chicken fingers. I had a can of soda at each meal (I drink a can about once a month or every other month - not regularly by any means and certainly not twice in the same day). Then, as we started to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and help arrived) - we decided to entertain some friends - which meant wine and snacks (and good company!). The wine and snacks were like the perfect cap to a challenging week.

On a positive note, I have returned to regular eating. This is helping. I feel better and am losing the temporary weight gain from last week.

Of course, I am not exercising. At some point last week, I did something to my foot. Based on my Internet search, I think it likely is Peroneal Tendinitis - the recommendation is rest and stretching. I'll give it a few days and if it isn't better I will seek the advice of my doctor - but in the meantime, I am trying to take it easy and allow it to heal so I don't make it worse.

Here's to a better week!

This post shared at Mamavation Monday.


Rachel Holloway said...

So sorry about your flooding! We've had that before here--3 times. And it was TERRIBLE! I do not envy you!
It is especially hard to eat right during times like that! So I am glad you're getting back on track and feeling like it's more regular as far as eating goes!

April said...

Life really does knock us off track sometimes. I know what you mean about not wanting to post. I feel like I'm always posting about the crappy week I had. I think posting helps keep me in the right frame of mind.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Life sure can get in the way sometimes. It's always good to have healthy stuff in your purse or on-hand to help thwart what's around us. Carrots, almonds, Kashi crackers, granola bars.

I'm sorry to hear about your injury - can you weight lift and do yoga in the interim, perhaps? So this way you're still getting body movement into your days?

Hugs and hopes for a better week this week!

Anonymous said...

Oh geez, you HAVE had it rough.
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. The best part is that you're ALREADY picking up and getting back on track. Hang. In. There.