Bagel day and improvements.

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 :mrgreen:

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?

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21 thoughts on “Bagel day and improvements.

  1. roxie

    So glad to read that you are feeling better. My fun and exciting thing was to go watch a local “mudrun”. I spent nearly four hours on my bicycle. I know I will feel it in the morning.

    Continue to take good care of yourself – don’t rush yourself.
    .-= roxie´s last blog ..Master of My Domain =-.

  2. Danielle

    Mmmmmmm chocolate chip bagel…. I almost got one when I was at Panera on Wednesday, but got my planned whole grain bagel with raspberry cream cheese instead.

    Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. I’m sure Pixie misses being able to sleep with you though. 🙂
    .-= Danielle´s last blog ..weird food mood =-.

  3. Jen, a priorfatgirl

    whoa – that picture of you eating the bagel… you look so much like my mom, a blond version of her. I even just brought my computer to Carlos and he agrees. YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL!
    .-= Jen, a priorfatgirl´s last blog ..Holy Land =-.

  4. Kimberley

    Love all the pics as usual. Jen is right, you do look like her mom.

    Yesterday my BF and I went to a cool class called “Creating the Life You Desire” and it was great. We had a nice lunch out and in the evening we went out with my parents for dinner.

    We were supposed to go see a band but my BF decided to have a quick nap which lasted until morning. Oh well!

    Today I did the laundry, had a nap on my new sheets and now my son is over for a visit. Nice weekend!

    Hope you continue to improve and sorry to hear you are wrestling with food demons. Soon you will back to exercising and food will be less of a worry. Don’t be hard on yourself if you gain a bit while you are unable to exercise. Hugs!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..My Week Challenge Update #4 and Week #15 Goals =-.

  5. debby

    I’m glad you’re doing better. I tried the zucchini oats tonight–are you planning the carrot cake oats tomorrow??

    As for your fears about the restaurant food, I don’t think they are unfounded. Most restaurant food is just higher in calories and lower in nutrition than its worth. And then you want to eat more of it… But I know what you mean about the fear of food, and we don’t want to go too far in that direction either.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Happy Saturday =-.

  6. Fran

    Don’t think you want to hear about my weekend 🙂 Nothing much only workout on Saturday in the gym and ran 10K yesterday.

    Good to hear you’re feeling a bit better everyday.

  7. Joanne

    You’ve made some great progress. So glad you’re getting better.

    On my day’s off, I usually cut the carbs and increase the protein because I’m not burning as much energy.
    As for eating out, you’re so right. I really like controlling what goes into my entree when I feel I need to watch the 3 friends (protein, carbs, fats) due to less activity.
    Keep improving Lori and hope to hear that you’re back in the gym soon.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..It was a first =-.

  8. Amy

    Lori, I have to tell you I really admire the way you are navigating the food minefield! You are being so sensible about everything – you are a great example for the rest of us. I hope you continue to feel better!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Gastronomic Paris… =-.

  9. paula

    oh my, I haven’t read in a week or so and I cannot believe you’re on crutches. Will need to catch up. I’m glad you’re feeling better and wow, strawberries look good. You’re very lucky your husband does a decent job of grocery shopping. No way, no how can I let my hubby grocery shop by himself. We’d have no fruit or veggies… just meat.

    Hope you’re able to rest and take it easy.
    .-= paula´s last blog ..Undressing in the ladies room =-.

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