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Please forgive my radio silence yesterday. I went straight from a doctor’s appointment to work, where I immediately I found out that I’m about to take on a lot more responsibility. I spent the rest of the day diligently trying to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible, so it wasn’t exactly in the cards to blog.
Anyway, at that doctor’s appointment, I found out that I might need to get surgery. As you’ve probably guessed in about two seconds, it has to do with my knee.
My knees have a lot of problems – the left, of course, more than the right.
Firstly, I have hyper-extended knees, but I’ve always known that.
Secondly, I have patellofemoral syndrome, which essentially means my knee caps aren’t quite aligned the way they should be. This is one of those things I could potentially work through in PT.
Thirdly, I have runners knee in both knees. I’ve known that for a while now, though, too. The problem, though, is that when my right knee healed from runner’s knee during my time off, my left knee didn’t.
That’s when I decided it was time to go to a doctor.
So, finally, both my (as-of-yesterday-morning) orthopedic/ sports doctor and physical therapist suspect I have a meniscus tear. We won’t know for sure, though until I get an MRI. Hopefully that will happen next week.
Right now, between my knee, my job, the fact that I haven’t had a second to myself for months and a few other things going on in my life, I feel like I’m just trying to keep my head above water. One of the ways I feel like I’m able to do so is to pay close attention to how I’m fueling. With my month off from working out, I managed to gain ten pounds pretty quickly (as a result of both a lack of exercise and a stupid mentality of “giving up”). That was making me feel kind of bad about myself and like I’d lost an important part of who I was. As you know with my “fresh start” (though I totally failed at it over the weekend, for full disclosure), I’m feeling pretty dedicated to taking more control of my health again.
Enter: lots of greens.
Twice this week, I’ve had this meal:
Into the mix went:
- bed of greens
- TJ’s Panko-covered chicken
- shredded low fat mozzarella
- mini heirloom tomatoes
- shredded carrots
- Newman’s Own Italian dressing
It’s a pretty solid salad.
Also twice this week, I’ve had this meal:
Into the mix went:
- TJ’s panko-covered chicken
- TJ’s green & yellow wax beans
- Earth Balance
- parmesan, romano & asiago
- Garlic Gold nuggets (Only one of the times, actually. I missed it the other time.)
- salt & pepper
And once this week, I’ve had this meal:
It was good, but I’m not sure I’d get it again. I wanted more veggies and less rice.
Still good, though. And surprisingly filling.
Oof. Okay. Back to work.
But, before I go, congratulations to my Chobani giveaway winner, Jess!
Jess, please email me so I can send your info along!
Happy weekending, my friends. 🙂