Bagel day! I slept back in my own bed last night, which felt pretty good. I was very stiff and painful this morning, though. Mornings seem to be the hardest time for me pain-wise. After taking forever showering and such, we headed on out for breakfast at Panera. I was hoping to not have to use the crutches, but I needed them. I decided on a chocolate chip bagel.
Yum! Plus about 3 cups of coffee. I was babbling away at breakfast, I think it was the Vicodin talking or something. I think John finds it amusing…
Got to work, and luckily there was some to get started with. Sunday mornings usually are slow, so I was glad to see there was work available. I have been getting up every hour to walk around, and I was able to ambulate without the crutches by lunch, so either I loosened up, or the pain pills are really working better today.
It feels good to be doing more for myself now, and I made my lunch today. John went grocery shopping by himself while I was working (can’t imagine how long it would have taken me hobbling along with him in the store). He brought back some amazing looking strawberries – and they were delicious!
Tuna salad and brussels as well.
My appetite really does seemed to have adjusted to my lower activity. I was worried because on my regular rest days, I am usually a bottomless pit – so I thought it would be days and days like that with me being inactive. I still have the mind desire to snack, but not so bad that I can’t control it.
I have found there has been a little return of the fear of food, though, which bothers me. John wanted to take me out to eat last night, and I got thinking about where I could go that would be healthy enough and low calorie enough for me where I would actually enjoy it. I couldn’t think of anything, so we stayed home (plus it is just exhausting to move around so much). I don’t like thinking about food that way. Those are my old ways of thinking. It’s only temporary, I know, but it’s hard to draw that line between being sensible and being neurotic about it. I am also fighting a bit of the pity eating. You know how you want to pamper yourself with chocolate because you can’t do stuff?
However, I satisfied that with a sensible snack of a latte and an Attune bar!
I am glad the cheap person in me keeps me from scarfing these down
Dinner time was a veggie dinner. No meat thawed out, so I made do with what was on hand. 1/2 a sweet potato topped with laughing cow and sauteed broccoli and 1/4 cup of chickpeas in coconut oil.
Quite good. I don’t need to load up the protein right now like usual since I am not moving a lot. I did go for a very slow walk for about a block tonight with the crutches. I did not take anymore Vicodin today – I switched over to the diclofenac, because I don’t want to really like the narcotics, know what I mean? The pain is tolerable. Might use it for sleep, though.
I am hoping I’ll be biking again by next weekend! This is driving me nuts.
I have a fun idea for oats tomorrow and I hope it turns out good!
Anyone do anything fun and exciting this weekend?