Good afternoon! I meant to post yesterday, but I had a few things to do, and my son was off school for a teacher work day. We spent the day together: out for lunch, a bit of driving practice for him, and binge watching our show together. Before school and on days off, my youngest son and I watch different series together. So far, we’ve watched Dr. Who (The WHOLE thing!), Enterpise, Sherlock, the first 5 seasons of 24, (that’s all we could handle) and, our current series, Supernatural.
You may be wondering about my ankle… (Or maybe not…) Anyway, here’s an update…I spent the day in bed on Friday of last week, completely off my ankle. When I did get up, I used an old pair of crutches we had lying around. We discussed going to the doctor, but decided against it, after doing some research. We found that it is possible to sprain an ankle without having swelling or discoloration. The advice online was to wait 2-4 days. If the pain persists, then see a doctor.
By the end of the day Friday, it was feeling pretty good. So I took a chance and walked around my bedroom for a few minutes, which went well. Each day since, it’s gotten better, unless I’m walking or too active, then it begins to bother me. I did walk on it over the weekend, but took it easy for the most part.
As far as exercise goes, my family made me promise to take it easy. So, I searched the internet and found some videos on youtube specifically designed for people with injured feet/ankles. I’ve posted them below, if you’re interested:
15 minute chair yoga workout
We had a bit of fun food wise this weekend, which reflected on the scale – I gained 1.5 pounds over the weekend. Lack of exercise and more food than usual, had its effect. But, I’m back on track with my diet, my food log and my exercise…I’ll weigh on Friday, hopefully I’ll lose what I gained, and then some. My normal weight loss goal is 2.5 pounds. However, I’m going to aim for 3 pounds. My weekend weight gain put me a bit behind my 3 month goal. I’d like to make up for that over the next couple of weeks. It’s a bit of a stretch, but we’ll see how things go.
Now that I’m done with my detox, I’ve decided to experiment with my macro levels. The detox I was on was very low calorie, AND very low carb. While I lost 11.5 pounds during the detox, the majority of that was during the 7 day fast (8 pounds). After that I lost 3.5 pounds in 14 days, not too impressive. (1.5 pounds shy of the weekly goal of 2.5 pounds/week)
I’ve tried low carb/high fat diets before, without much success. Based on body type, my body just doesn’t like low carb. I’ve also tried high protein/low fat/moderate carbs in the past, without much success. SOOOO, I’m going to go against the current low carb trend over the next week and eat a high carb diet. My macros will be high carb/low fat/moderate protein. (60% carbs/20% fat/20% protein) I’ll be aiming for 1400 calories/day, approximately 300 calories MORE than on my detox. This will be for the next 7 days, I’ll see what the results bring.
I’ll be focusing on complex, whole food sources of carbohydrates, such as black/brown/red rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, etc. I’ll have to watch my sinuses closely, as grains tend to give me sinus headaches. This week is an experiment…should be interesting. After this, I’ll be implementing my very own weight loss plan, which I developed in school.
That’s it for now….
Until next time…
Namaste my friends.
3 responses to “April 17, 2018 – Ankle update & how I’m exercising…(Plus some diet changes)”
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Great to know there are videos out there made to order for your current situation. I’m glad you didn’t have to give up all exercise when you are working so hard to make positive changes.
Yep, they really work you hard too! My muscles were sore the next day! 🤣 Yep, I’m determined to make it work this time. 👍