A bump in the road has appeared in front of my plans for a solid 29 days of exercise and healthy eating. No, I didn’t break down and buy a cheeseburger, but I did have to go to the doctor over concerns of pain in my legs.
I don’t think it’s as bad as it seems, but there are many tests to take, and currently more questions than answers. Something about neuropathic troubles, according to the doctor. I knew this kinds of thing was on the eventual horizon, thanks to my uneven leg lengths, but no one likes to admit that age is quick on their heels, myself included. Meanwhile, the pain is definitely there, and the doctor has given me some medication to try out; the same kind of stuff given to people to help with serious problems such as epilepsy and fibromyalgia.
Worst thing is: none of this medical science stuff is in the spell check system.
I’m still dedicated to my low fat efforts. While the doctor didn’t say specifically that I should avoid my exercising, I’m giving it a few days to see how the medication affects me. A week off from the bike? Boo-hoo…
I still plan to do my push ups, because I am beginning to like what I see. I’ve never been the pectoral muscle guy, but now that I’m working towards a goal that is showing moderate signs of achievement, no manner of leg pain is going to stop me. Because of my bursitis (another alien word!) I can’t do flat push ups, and instead do them inclined, on the kitchen counter. It seems to be working, so I’m not going to knock it.
Meal variety continues to be my biggest problem with weight reduction. I’ve gotten a bit burned out on cooking in general, now that I’m making meals three or four times a day, without any hope of that quick dip over to the Del Taco. Still, I am ever vigilant and on the lookout for new ways to eat well. I think that as March swings around, I’m going to start learning how to make new things. The only reason I haven’t done so already is because I’m usually very picky about foods, and tend to stick to my favorites. No use giving myself any excuses during Low Fat February. “Ah, dinner is ruined! Quick, to Pizza Hut!”
I did make a nice chicken and asparagus burrito the other day, with fat free refried beans. Refried is also not in the spell check system, what the heck? Anyhow, it was a nice departure from Asian everyday, although I didn’t take pics to turn it into a LFF recipe; in all honesty anything goes good in a burrito. Just do that.
With any luck, those little pills they gave me will have similar effects.