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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

To Run or Not to Run

To run or not to run that is the question. I'm still struggling with the last 15 or so pounds that I want to lose, so I thought  I should add some more jogging into my walks. Who knows it might help speed up the weight loss. 

Well, a month ago I managed to sprain my right ankle which took a long time to heal.  I have no patience.  I couldn't stand just sitting around with my leg up and iced.  I finally thought it was completely healed.  However, after a long day at the zoo and climbing way too many hills, it started to swell and throb.  I wore my brace and propped it up for a day and the pain went away. 

Last week was when I decided to start jogging more and dang it my ankle started to act up again.  I've about had it with this pain in the rear ankle.  I think next time I might try wearing my brace when I leave for my walk and then try some light jogging.  If the brace is on, I might not have the swelling and/or pain afterwards. 

I'm staying in my calorie range of 1200-1500 per day and I think I need to up my exercise routine.  I average around 1500 per day on the weekends and get closer to 1200-1400 during the week.  But I'm just stuck - for a really, really, really long time.  In fact, I think I'm going to go down in the record book for the person that took the longest time to get to her goal weight. 

Any opinions out there about sticking to the same meal for too long?

 I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning during the week: Special K with skim milk.  Think I need to change it up more often?  It is just easier for me to know immediately what I am going to eat. 


  1. I like a lot of variety, and, even then I get bored with my food.
    Have you tried oats? I love them(mostly) till I get bored of them.

    here is good link (easy but yummy)maybe it can help?

    ps-hope your ankle gets okay soon.

  2. Haha..No, I'm the longest one to get to my goal weight. I just wanted to stop complaining and and take action. I've stuck for a long time.


  3. Z, I might switch over to oats when it turns Fall. I just can't bring myself to eat them in the summer. And Honeybee, I know that I need more action too.

  4. I don't see anything wrong with consistency in food choices unless you start to get bored. I hope your ankle heals quickly - take it easy until it is fully healed!

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your injury! That is the worst, especially when you are trying so hard to get healthy and stay on track.