Thursday, October 14, 2010


So, I have once again injured myself.  This time it was from (accidentally) kicking a shopping cart wheel.  I cut my pinkie toe and removed about 1/3 of the nail.  It was mostly numb when it happened, but it did start throbbing later.  It doesn't hurt for the most part, but I am not looking forward to putting on tennis shoes.  But I am going to try it and try to work out today! 

So, this brings my current injury count to 3: tailbone (still sore and healing); shin stress (still resting from high-impact activities); and pinkie toe.  I almost feel like a "wounded warrior" ... but not so much the warrior part.  ;-)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Where to begin?

It seems it has been a while since I blogged on here.  You might think that means I have been very unproductive.  Or you might think that I have been so productive that I haven't had time to blog about it.  But the truth is somewhere in between.

I have been exercising, but not as much as I would like still.  I haven't been doing much cardio either.  It seems that every time I think my leg is better I re-injure it.  It has been going on for about 3 weeks (or more) so I am going to the doctor next Tuesday to get it checked out.  After talking to lots of people (including my Bible study group and my trainer), I decided it was better to be safe than sorry.  So, I am still doing weights and strength training but would really like to be doing more cardio, too.

As for the food aspect, I have good days and bad days.  I am having trouble cutting soda out of my diet again.  I can't remember now why I started it up again, but I think it was when I was sick and the soda burn just felt so good in my throat.  Then it was a matter of convenience some days (when I was running lots of errands and would eat out).  I have been making some progress in better food choices in the last week or so, but the soda craving is still there.  I am also craving greasy hamburgers, chili, and french fries.  What's up with that?!?  I am not pregnant, so that's not it.  I have fought that craving so far, but it is still there.

So, I guess I am back in the middle of day-to-day struggles.  I am not feeling super-good about how I am doing, but I am not feeling super-beat down either.  I would appreciate prayers for my leg and that I can get on a cardio program that will work.