Things got off to a late start yesterday. While I was unable to sleep my son seemed to be able to get enough in for both of us, and so he woke up late. Not the end of the world, but one of those inconvenient details to work through the day. It gave me some time to try to think in logical terms about my knee and hip situation. No definite conclusions, but it seems logical that while I am doing some of the yoga exercises the muscles in my torso are becoming more defined, and in that process my spine is being held slightly different . As things are shifting, when I lay down to sleep one of my discs is being relaxed just enough to make it slip into an unaligned state , and it is causing the pain in my knees and hips.Solution is going to be get a new pillow and keep doing what I am doing so the muscles get strong enough to support as they should. I have been plagued with back problems in the past, and have learned first hand what weirdness it can cause in your body. So for now it is push on, grab as many cat naps as I can and just trust in the process.
After son got up we grabbed breakfast and then tackled our first work out session. I do not work out before breakfast because years ago I found that if I exercise before eating I would get serious heartburn . The option was a fast one - 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 3/4 c Special K and 1 cup frozen blueberries for 280 calories. Fun to mix !
After a morning of chemistry, the Civil War and grammar it was lunch time
Turkey ham and cheese on Arnolds Thin, celery, carrots and a honeycrisp apple for 360 calories. There was a second session of Wii Fit Plus to help work out the tension from the morning and burn off more calories. Then back to the books to finish the day.
After school I had to work on the menu and grocery list for next week . Some times when I start thinking about what to eat in the future I get nibbly, so to prevent that from happening I grabbed my afternoon snack for 200 calories
I decided this time to try out some of the different options from Sparkrecipies.com, just to prevent us from getting in a nutritional rut. If you limit your dietary options for your main meals to only a certain rotation of foods, you can become nutritionally deficient, and it can lead to serious problems down the road. It is a hassle finding new things and calculating the calories, but it will help to keep you out of the doctors office in the long run. Plus, it allows you to take advantage of seasonal produce. Mixing it up is a very good idea.
Dinner was a baked turkey burger with roast Parmesan garlic zucchini, peppers and mushrooms and brown rice with a salad of romaine, cucumbers and tomatoes on the side for 341 calories . Roast veggies are sort of a natural pair with any kind of meat you roast in the oven. You can roast any veggie except lettuce I believe- though I may be overlooking some way to use lettuce !
Evening snack was 100 calories of almonds, a Fiber Plus bar and a much needed to be eaten pair for 300 calories. Day total was 1481.We settled down to an evening of tv, watching 18 Kids and counting to see the arrival of their first grandchild. Baby shows always make me think about having another one ( for a few seconds) , and affirming that if it does happen I would like to try a homebirth. It's not for everyone, and I had not learned that it was even an option till after my son was a toddler. Once I discovered it, I have not been able to get the idea out of my mind. I have had several miscarriages after my son, and with each one I considered a home birth option. What will be will be- and at 51 I seriously doubt it will be something I actually get to do !