Well folks, after my OBGYN told me not to follow the ketogenic (20g of carbs or less) diet after it badly messed with my hormones, she said I had to do 50g of carbs MINIMUM per day. You know what happened?
I fell off the bandwagon a few weeks ago, and now I'm really bummed and feeling a little hopeless... especially because I epically tripped on a curb last week and injured my left (dominant) hand and right leg. Hashtag, klutzforlife.
My hand is healing well, and though it didn't affect my ability to play the piano, my handwriting has changed slightly. That's fine by me, though, because I believe it got a smidge more legible!
My leg... my leg is not doing well. When I'm home, it's pretty much constantly elevated and iced. I use a tens unit combined with ice to increase circulation. The PT guy at my chiropractor had fun taping my leg up yesterday to also help increase circulation. I cannot go for a leisurely walk without feeling like someone is ripping all the meat off my shin... and by leisurely walk, I mean any and all movement. If you see me around, I'll have a positive face on, because there is just not much else I can do... and I cannot... I will not let this impact my daily living.
Well, I will not let this impact my daily living except my ability to break a sweat on the elliptical. Though I promise it won't become a clothes rack, it will be out of commission for a bit. Long lovely walks with my amazingly supportive boyfriend may also be on the backburner for a while.
Since my last blog post, I hit the 15 pounds lost benchmark. Since falling off the bandwagon, I put about 8 back on, give or take a few (I weighed while on my period, and we all know that can do horrid things to the scale). Good news, though, is that my smaller jeans still fit well.
Here's to a restart of a simply low-carb (50g-ish of carbs per day) approach. Gotta keep trucking!
PS. See the sparkly size 7 ring? That's my next mini goal! I'm not the girliest girl, but I do like pretty things. At my thinnest back in high school, I wore a size 5 ring... small steps!