Friday, October 12, 2007

Getting back on the scale

I did it this morning in anticipation of removal of the pin from Frankentoe next Tuesday and the subsequent return to being able to exercise or at least MOVE...and it wasn't THAT bad. I'm not back to THN (The Horrible Number) from last year. In fact, I "only" gained about 9 pounds -- which for me, who can fluctuate 5 pounds in a DAY, isn't too bad (particularly since I'm just before my period) for two months of NO exercise. I am truly shocked since I have been not-so-great with food and drink and virtually completely sedentary for two months. I was literally getting on the scale this morning preparing myself for a MUCH higher number because my clothes feel so uncomfortable.

This makes me realize a few things:

- It's really not all about the scale. From my clothes I would have guessed I weighed a LOT more.
- I can get back to where I was (and keep going down) quickly as soon as I star moving again...I hope.
- I haven't made near the progress I wanted to in the past year vis-a-vis my weight because THN isn't very far from my weight this morning. And there's no real excuse.

Despite this relatively "good" news today, I still am feeling really horrible...ugly, fat, a lump. :-( I hope I feel better soon...getting rid of the pin and getting a pedicure and getting my brows done (I get that done the same place as I get pedicure and since I haven't been there in two months, I my brows are slightly, well, shaggy...even though I did half-heartedly pluck last weekend before a special dinner) might help. Everything about me (except my heart) feels ugly to me lately.

Other good news: we got our "new" bed set last night finally (we bought via Craigs List and had to wait for the sellers to get their new furniture). We didn't have our new mattress yet (that's coming tonight), so we slept up in our "treehouse" (second bedroom/loft)...very cozy...DB only hit his head one time when getting up in the night (the roof slopes). ;-)

This weekend, I'll be unpacking into the new furniture, continuing unpacking the house, having dinner with some friends (DB is leaving for Nearby Town tomorrow morning -- he's going to be gone most of the next two weeks -- a prospect that does not fill me with joy), etc.

I've been going to a seminar this week on natural vision improvement (using the Bates Method) and, while I don't think it's going to make my eyesight miraculously clear, it's been fascinating and fun. It's kind of like yoga for the eyes...and I feel SO much better when I'm doing at least SOME kind of yoga (it's being taught by a yoga teacher of mine, in fact).

So life goes on...at least I have lots of stuff to look forward to!! :-)

3 comments:

Vickie said...

Does the eye stuff involve looking through pin holes? I know someone that tried that - don't know if it worked or not.

I still have sympathy toe pain every once in a while. . .

Lori said...

I'm glad you weighed yourself and discovered that it wasn't as bad as you thought. Remember, you haven't been moving much for two WHOLE months. Goodness, gracious. Be good to yourself.

You'll feel better once the pin is out, pedicured and debrowed....

Helen said...

The eye stuff does involve very focused viewing of objects in addition to a lot of other things. It's just interesting to do all these things and see how perceptions change...which I think has more implications that just for eyesight. :-)