My knee is feeling particularly strong today. The swelling is all but gone, I can do "Butt-Kicks" without it feeling like it's going to burst from pressure. So, I think, since the weather is so dang nice out today, I will take a short walk when I get home. I'm charging my fitbit since I haven't used it in the last few weeks and I'm all set to go.
I am eating in today at work, which is not always the "norm" for me. I generally need to get an hour away but with all the medical bills from last month, I'm trying to behave and cut that way down for now. Not that I won't go out, just not every day. So, what am I eating? Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Chicken Margherita. It's only 7 points, and really, the cafe steamer's line is tasty -- compared to other frozen meals at least. So I don't mind. It's certainly easier that trying to pack a lunch from home. At least for me. I'm not that organized.
I went out to dinner with a friend last night. Not the norm for a Sunday night. I didn't behave tremendously well. I'm sure the dish was calorie laden, but I'll just chalk that up to my "extra weeklies" and call it good. I don't mind doing that and being accountable. So far, it seems to be working.
Meeting on Saturday was good. We talked about increasing activity. I get 1 point for every 10 minutes of activity I do. We're just supposed to gain one more point a day than we currently do. Since I'm on restricted activity, my goal total for each day is 3 points. And just about anything counts. I did laundry all day yesterday - literally. Up, down, bending, folding, putting it away. Saturday I organized my closet, sorting old clothes for donation and toss-out. Doesn't sound like much, but it took me 40 minutes and I actually worked up quite the sweat. I'm good calling that 3 points. Today it'll be walking. Just going at a normal pace, for 30 minutes if I can do it. I'll stop short if it hurst, but that's the goal. I think rehabbing will go even faster if I require my muscles to engage in normal activity. And I need to build up endurance for tri-training.
Speaking of -- getting pool time is quite the challenge in the winter. Our high school does not have a pool. So the kids all use the rec center pool for their training. It's a bummer. After work there's literally no lanes open on some nights. And so everyone and their brother tries to get in the water in the a.m. -- even at 5:00a which I'm willing to do. What I'm not willing to do is fight for my space at 5am. So, I'll have to figure that one out. It's the quickest way to build my breathing endurance when I can't start jogging for a while. so something's got to give.
That's about it for now. Things are good. I feel good, my knee feels good, eating is pretty good. Just chugging along for now.