I’ve been home sick this week, so weight management hasn’t been my highest priority. I saw the doctor yesterday and got some medicine and a diagnosis, and am feeling a bit better today. One thing that happened at the doctor’s office yesterday was the routine “hey, you’re here, step on there please” weigh-in. It’s a new doc for me, so she doesn’t know my history, and they weighed me fully dressed with shoes right after breakfast and coffee. All justifications aside, the number was shockingly higher than I expected. I haven’t had a chance to do a sanity check on my home scale yet (this morning was rough, I was feeling poorly and trying to get awake enough to log in for a work conference call, so my sweet husband brought me coffee and breakfast in bed as I was too groggy to manage the stairs – after I finally got up for the first time it was too late to weigh) so I have no idea how their number correlates to my home scale number.
But, taking all that into consideration, I started tracking my food today in my journal again. I haven’t done that for a while, but now that the holiday season is over I can focus more on my intake with fewer distractions to derail me. Exercise hasn’t come on line yet for me this year (with being sick and all), but I intend to go for at least a quick 15 minute walk around the block this evening just to do a systems check and see how the healing is coming along.
So, who’s doing a New Year Resolution? I don’t do them, but I tend to do a January post-holidays skills tune-up and tighten things up where they might be slacking a little bit – resuming my diet journaling dovetails nicely into that effort for me. The reports I hear from my friends who workout in gyms is that at least some people are working on resolutions!