Well, I have managed to sprain my right ankle. Early this week I was watering my flowers on the front porch and ran smack into a rocking chair. I felt immediate pain in my right ankle and the swelling and bruising started. I tried the old fashion walk it off approach but to no avail. I took some Tylenol and went to bed that night with a throbbing ankle.
Last week I had a three pound loss so I wanted to keep up my momentum. I did some light walking just around the house on Wednesday and played with the kids outside. On Thursday morning my ankle was feeling better after I had iced it down, so I decided to go for a walk. I walked about three miles - not too fast. My ankle was sore that night but not unbearable.
I was being really strict with my eating since exercising wasn't working out for me this week. Lunch was just a vegetable salad with some deli turkey on top with fat free raspberry poppy seed dressing. I tried to do light dinners for most evenings. Just one night was a bad choice: Dairy Queen grilled chicken quesadilla. The DQ site states there are 1160 calories in the quesadilla basket! I only ate 1 onion ring in the basket and left two quesadilla pieces behind but that it still a ridiculous amount of calories! Yikes!! I was just too exhausted after a day of shopping and my ankle was throbbing so no cooking for me.
The final weigh in result: minus a half of a pound. Not great but I will take it after my injury. I didn't let my injury drain me of my good intentions this week. In the past, I would have allowed it to derail me and be an excuse to also eat however I liked. If I couldn't exercise why not overeat was an old habit. I'm hoping the swelling goes down this weekend and I can get back to exercising this Monday. I realize now that I pushed myself too fast and didn't allow time for healing. I want to get better as soon as possible.