Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday ramblings...

...as the owner/operator of Magpie's Diner,almost every minute of my day it spent on the business...why oh why did I ever complain about my EASY work at home job.

You would think that working on my feet all day I would be able to loose weight or at least not gain any weight...but you would be wrong. After two years of hard work all I have to show is weight gain and really sore feet, willpower is not working for me so I'm thinking of starting PGX...thoughts?  

I went to the doctor about my foot, he thinks it's a weird form of planters fasciitis so he put me on prednisone, a strong anti-inflammatory steroid, worked wonders on my back, tennis elbow, and all sorts of pain and aches but my foot although not as sore, still hurts, so back I go on Tuesday.

I know that exercise is key but with my sore feet I can't get out walking, and if I do a 90 year old can walk faster...and exercise is key and must fit it into my daily schedule. There are only two types of exercise I can think of that will not hurt, swimming and biking. I'm not a good swimmer but I figure that if I jump into the deep end, dog paddle out a few meters, I'll work so hard at staying afloat that I should get as much exercise from not drowning as I would from swimming laps. After about 30 minutes of trying to stay afloat I can make my way to the stationary bike...just love the thought of biking to nowhere...

Of course my diet plays a huge part in all this...well lack of diet...I used to eat lots of veggies and fruit...now I survive on cold fries, tomato ends, bread crusts and broken eggs...yum!

So time for a change...as I write this I'm just finishing a donut and coffee with cream...in my old life I ate the occasional donut and drank my coffee black...so my first change, no donuts and back to black...

Then ... I will stock the fridge with lots of fruits and veggies, right now my cupboards and fridge are empty except for dog food, cat food and olives (for my martinis)...

Start exercising...I know I should start today but I work from 11am to 9pm...so I'll go to the gym tomorrow...after I buy new runners, a bathing suit and some new shorts, ugh!

Well one thing at a time...Happy Monday everyone!

3 comments:

Powell River Books said...

I have battled weight all my life. The one thing that actually worked for me was Weight Watchers. I think they have a new Internet version now. My problem is snacking rather than eating meals. I don't know anything about PGX other than they are doing quite a few ads on TV here in the States. Hope your foot gets better. All that standing probably doesn't help it heal. I am going in to a hand doctor this month. I've pinched a nerve in the right one and it goes to sleep on me all the time. Surgery is a worry having to lift Mom several times a day. I'll keep you posted. - Margy

The Hobbit said...

Oh Margaret Sounds like you've set out to make a lot of changes. I hope you're no too hard on yourself. I always try to make 1 change at a time and concentrate on it for at least 2 weeks. Then it pretty much becomes the norm. I also cook in my world ,but, for some reason smelling food makes my stomach feel like I have eaten By the time I finish cooking for the day I'm stuffed and can't possibly eat anything.I'm not complaining I could have worst problems. However for that reason I make sure I eat a good breakfast......it could be my last meal of the day. Good luck and let us know how it's going.

Mel said...

I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot - so painful. Good luck with you plans to get healthy.