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Yesterday afternoon as my neighbor and I were moving the futon down to his place, I twisted my ankle. I was reaching for my stereo to turn the volume down, inadvertently stepped on wheel support to my office chair, and I went down. My poor neighbor tried to catch me, and I knew I'd twisted my ankle, but didn't know how bad it might be. This is the ankle that I have broken twice, three places each time, and sometimes when I'm walking it just gives out on me (not often, fortunately!). So I sat on the floor and took off my shoe and did a mini-examination. There were definitely some tender spots, but nothing seemed seriously injured. We even finished moving the futon, and then I iced it and babied it the rest of the night. I did NOT go to yoga - figured that would be pushing my luck
Today it seems mostly okay - minimal swelling, if any, and only a couple of sore muscles (and not just in my ankle!) I may even take a short walk today and see how it does. If it continues to ache then I may have to take it easy for a few days, but since it's taken me nearly six years of being on the BTD to finally get a great exercise routine in place (and be consistent about it!) I do NOT want to stop now!
I did notice that as soon as I twisted it my first response was that I wanted chocolate, and plenty of it. I had to go to Whole Foods last night to get a few things for my best friend (also an O+) who has the flu. I got what she wanted, and since I was stressed and (slightly) injured I felt like I deserved to eat what I wanted, so I bought a small flourless chocolate cake. I really wanted chocolate chip cookies (major comfort food!) but I did at least stick to my agreement to myself to NOT eat wheat. Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, I want to clean up my diet again and lose the rest of this weight I gained from breaking my leg last year. There WAS dairy and lots of sugar in the cake, and it was VERY rich. I didn't eat all of it last night, but have finished it today, and the good thing is that it was SO rich that I don't think I'll want ANY junk for a while.
The next step in cleaning up my diet will be to make sure that I am getting enough servings of everything I should be getting. I'm pretty good about eating enough fruit - I often do a fruit smoothie for breakfast and use only HB fruits, protein powder (and/or almond butter) and a dash of flaxseed oil, as well as throwing in my ARA-6 and B vitamins, etc. I also generally eat enough protein, which given my activity level and probably lower absorption rates due to my allergies adds up to quite a bit of protein. I don't eat enough FISH, but I eat tons of meat and eggs, and that shouldn't be hard to rebalance a little bit. Vegetables is another thing. I am good about making sure that I throw them into eggs (spinach, tomato, and feta omellettes ROCK), and I eat salads several times a week, but I could live on lamb and eggs and would only occasionally miss veggies. So I really should put most of my effort into getting veggies into me two meals a day and maybe even for snacks, too.
I did get out for my walk yesterday, ran my errands, and bought some vegetables. They didn't have any reasonably priced artichokes, so I passed on them, and bough spinach and replaced the sad looking parsnips and carrots that I'd had in the fridge. They also had cherries - gorgeous, fat cherries, and I bought a package of them in spite of the price. Cherries are my FAVORITE, and to find such nice ones this time of year was heaven. So those are in a bowl on the counter now, and every time I pass by it I grab a couple to much on.
I still haven't heard anything about the job I interviewed for. I did leave a message for the recruiter yesterday reiterating my interest in the position, and then she left me a message saying that she'd let me know as soon as they know, but that they have to recruit for some other positions, too, and can't let anyone know what the results are until all the positions have been recruited. So I am trying to be patient and keep applying for other positions. I REALLY do want this one, though - it would be PERFECT for me to be able to keep working on my acting career and have a full-time income as well.
Time to head out and see if I can manage a short walk with this ankle.
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