Wednesday, May 2, 2012

**Days 484 - 488**

I've been sleeping with the night splint for five nights, and, unfortunately, it's not the miracle I was hoping it would be.  It is helping a little - I can, at least, put pressure on my foot when I wake up in the morning, which is progress because there were many mornings when I would have to hop around because walking was way too painful.  Also, sleeping with that big boot on is not comfortable, so I'm not getting much rest, but I'm going to keep wearing it for a bit longer.  I, finally, went back to the gym this morning, and I did have pain in my foot while I worked out on the elliptical and the treadmill, BUT it is what it is.  I can't not work out, so I need to just deal with the pain.  I iced my foot, and did a few stretches, when I got home from the gym, and I will make that my regular post workout routine.

I can't believe it's May already!!  Wow!  I've made no progress this year, so I'm really disappointed in myself, but I'm going to keep at it, and it will start paying off....soon.  I'm going to stop looking at the big picture, which is that I have to lose 100+ pounds.  Every time I think of that number I get really discouraged, so I just need to break it down, and think....only 5 pounds at a time, only 5 pounds at a time.  Sure, I have to lose 5 pounds about 21 times, but that's still sounds better to me than saying that I have to lose 105 pounds!  So, that's my plan!


  1. I understand what you mean about trying to stop looking at the big goal of 100+ pounds. It can be scary to think about how far away the overall goal is.

    Have you thought about setting little goals and rewarding yourself when you hit those goals?

    I did something similar during my journey and it really helped keep me motivated. The goals started off small. i.e. 5lbs was a t-shirt for the gym, 10lbs was a new pair of workout shoes.

    When I got closer to my goal weight, my rewards were bigger such as a new ipod or a weekend away somewhere.

  2. 5 pounds at a time is a good start. Mini goals always do much better for me than big goals - those are just depressing....... Best wishes!

  3. I wish I had a cure for your foot!!!
    I love the idea of 5 lbs at a time!!! So much easier to comprehend than 105!!!

    1. Thanks, Deb! This foot pain is, definitely, annoying, but I'm not going to let it stop me!