Thursday, October 21, 2010

Three things Thursday

1. I took a fall this week

I scraped and bruised my knees and hurt my hand. It was the stupidest thing. I was walking along with the kids and stepped off the edge of the sidewalk, turning my ankle. I fell flat down. My ankle is, funny enough, totally fine. My hand and wrist have been bothering me since then, causing me problems with anything I have to grip or lift.

The good news is, today, it just feels sore, rather then painful. I think it's almost at the point where it will stop interfering with daily activities. It hasn't stopped me from running or swimming, but it has kept me from biking, since I can't hold onto the handlebars or brake.

2. I gained 2.8 pounds this week

Sneaky of me to put it in with my three things Thursday, but I've been avoiding posting it, and I need to get it out there. I'm not going to whine or complain about it. I made a series of choices that gave me that gain. It doesn't put me back into the obese category - quite. I'm skirting the edge though, with a BMI of 29.9. Not a place I want to be, and not a place I intend to stay for long.

Already today, I'm starting to feel less sugar crazy. It's what I've experienced every time I cut out sugar. The first day is really really tough. The first week is hard. Then I start to feel more normal, balanced and in control. I'm past the worst of it though.

3. My son informed me yesterday that I am a good runner, as is he.

His sister, father and grandparents, on the other hand, are "not very good runners". I'm glad I fit into the elite category with him. I guess everyone else should step it up a notch... ;)


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your fall :( but it is such a good thing you didn't hurt your ankle... that would have taken longer to heal.

    Yay for not slipping back above the 30 BMI. I am still just over 30 and can't wait to get under that. I'm with you on the sugar crazy thing. I really have to stay away from it and the first few days are the hardest.

    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Oh no! Falls are not good - so happy you didn't hurt your ankle though! I hope your hand feels better soon.

    Sorry about the loss too, but it sounds like you've got it under control and are moving things in the right direction now! Glad to hear you're on the other side of the sugar fiasco.

    Are you interested in signing up for the ride??

    have a great weekend!

  3. Yikes! Sorry to hear about the fall! Hope your hand feels better ASAP.

    Weight gain- good for you for recognizing what got you there and realizing that sugar can't be an occasional treat. It's like smoking- most people who quit can't occasionally have one and be fine. Usually one leads to full-time smoking. I get it.

    Kids- they say the best things!!

  4. Yikes! sorry about that fall but glad to hear you are on the mend!