Friday, December 21, 2007

Warning: Food Porn Ahead

OK, so I gained 1.8 pounds this week. While I did overindulge yesterday at our firm potluck, this is WAY more than I should have gained since that was virtually my only really BAD cheat this week. :-( I'm in the "it's so unfair" mode about how other people can eat and not move and not gain weight. Grrr. So what am I doing now? I'm uncelebrating by eating a cookie I saved from yesterday for when I hadn't used up all my calories for the day -- it's some kind of chocolate bomb with brownie-ish stuff outside, fudge inside and covered in powdered sugar. It IS good, but only time will tell if it will be worth it.

I did some yoga last night -- tried out a Yoga for Weight Loss DVD and it was OK. I felt great though getting my body back into those shapes with which it is so familiar. But it was frustrating and took a lot of breathing to get through the fact that there are so many SIMPLE things that I just can't do anymore (at least not yet). Any bent-leg weight-bearing pose is really BAD on my bad knee...I'm hurting today from trying some warriors and side angle poses. Surprisingly, child's pose wasn't as hard as I thought it would be (I made sure to pad my knees -- as always -- with a blanket). Most of the poses -- even lunges -- felt good bending The Toe. This was a very "easy" practice compared with what I am used to, but it is probably good to start slowly.

I'm also giving myself a yoga gift for Christmas -- a former yoga teacher of mine who has become a friend is running a holiday special where she'll give three private pilates or yoga sessions for a reduced rate. I'm hoping she can help me figure out things I can work on without hurting my knee.

The thing about yoga is that I really LOVE to do it...when I do pilates I always watch the clock and can't wait for the 1/2 hour to be over. I never looked at the clock once during the 50-minute practice last night!! Of course, I'm used to yoga classes which last at least an hour and a half, but still the non-clock-watching was very telling to me...

If I'm not here again before Christmas (I will try to be), I wish all of you the happiest, most relaxing and most joyous Christmas you can imagine!!

2 comments:

Vickie said...

Thank you in advance for the yoga book.

Yoga North Place's Pilates - Wednesday class is a 1/2 hour and Saturday is an hour. The 1/2 hour is actually harder (mentally) than the hour - I feel like I haven't really started working and it is over - I can sort of sink into the hour one and actually watch the clock less.

Have a marvelous holiday if I don't talk to you before you get busy with all your plans!!!

Lori said...

Pilates is just 30 minutes? Mine was fifty minutes!

I am catching up. I'm not surprised that you'll have to be on IV antibiotics. I wouldn't want you to have a bone infection. Maybe they can put in a heparin lock (??) and you can just plug and go?

The weight gain could also simply be sodium levels too. So don't worry about that so much. It's good to be aware but not so aware that you worry and not enjoy yourself.

Thanks for the recommendations about the Ana pilates DVD. I'll give it a whirl later on.

Have a wonderful, joyous and Merry Christmas. I loved your email the other day.