Fluid girl is back! YAY! I’m up four pounds this week. It’s all good, because I know it is fluid. Aside from yesterday’s cheesesteak, which is probably weighing me up (heh), I ate really, really well.
I had my afterschool activities the past week and a half, and I tend to really go up the fluid scale when that happens. I went back through my weight log, and when I am at school until 6-6:30 p.m., my weight is up for the weight reports I do (as are the leg cramps). I think I’m still a little swollen from Thursday’s visit to see Pinboy, too. No, he wasn’t beating me up or anything; I just worked really hard.
Earlier in the week, I was able to endure the treadmill incline of 14 at 2.2 mph. That burned 250 calories in 15 minutes. That was pretty cool, and Pinboy turned things down a bit after that, since it is not something I should do for a long period of time at first–build up to it. Thursday, however, I really pushed.
Pinboy had me working against my body. I did three sets of 30 squats while holding a 12 lb. medicine ball. Then, he had me do something that will really improve my ability to go up and down steps. Pinboy put a two-foot step/platform thing next to the wall for me to go up and down like stairs. I need a railing for stairs. If the railing is on the left I do pretty well, if the railing is on the right, I can only go up one step at a time, one foot at a time. If there is no railing, I need a wall and hope for the best. So, I tried putting my hands against the wall in front of me, but I think the resulting angle made it a no-go for launch. It is not that I didn’t want to do it, either. I really want to get my legs back to normal. But, a combination of me favoring my right leg for so long and not healing right keep haunting me. However, Pinboy had an idea: he put the step in front of a support beam that runs from the ceiling to the floor. I put my hands up on it and grabbed for dear life as I went up (ended up with an arm workout, too). I thought I’d be cute and lead with my left; however, Pinboy caught on to my ways, and he had me concentrate on always leading with my right, so that I can work on its strength and my ability to go up steps. I did one set of twenty leading with the left and then Pinboy had me do two sets of ten with the right. He had me sit down in between sets for about a minute. During that time we had a chance to talk about my progress and that he thinks doing these things will help boost the weight-loss. He said it will take a while, he used the word patience and that he has plenty of it for me. I bring this up for a reason: I lack patience with myself in a lot of things that I do. However, this is one area where I know I have to be nothing but “go-with-the-flow.” I sometimes feel that others are annoyed with me, but it is usually my impatience for myself, so I’ve been praying about that, and I have been asking God that Pinboy be patient with me (because I know he wants to do all kinds of things and I feel like I bore him for an hour). It probably sounds like a stupid thing to pray about, but I have to be in this for the long-haul. My health depends on it.