After two days of zero walking I set out to do some today. I walked a whole mile. Half this morning, half this afternoon. It felt good. There was a hint of soreness in my knees and hips. My foot still hurts. But I do not think it was too much. Tomorrow is a very busy day for me and I doubt I'll get any walking in. I am determined to take it easy on this front until I am sure I've recovered fully.
Monday is Soup Night!! It is fast becoming my favorite meal of the whole week. Everything goes in the pot. A scoop each of 13 bean soup mix, chickpeas, quinoa, dehulled barley, brown rice, millet and whole wheat macaroni, along with any vegetables I have around, and some vegetable base Better-Than-Boullion. Today's vegetables included spinach, green peas, and a butternut squash. There is always enough left over for another meal or an in-between meal snack.
My normal weigh-in is every other Wednesday. I stop by my doctors office on the way to my volunteer work at the food bank. We're closed the day before Thanksgiving, but we're open tomorrow as we're giving out Thanksgiving dinner baskets, so I'll weigh myself tomorrow instead of Wednesday. I have a bit of apprehension about it. If you remember, the two weeks before my last weigh-in I was over-focused on rushing the 100 pound milestone. I believe I was trying too hard. I had increased my weight loss to 5 pounds a week during those two weeks, but at a cost. I have done an excellent job in the two weeks since then of putting out of my mind the need to rush the next 7 pounds to that 100 pound milestone. I have eaten more food. Three meals a day instead of two, and snacks if I feel hungry in between. I have no idea what to expect when I step on the scale. Many times I've been happily surprised to see a big loss after weeks of eating this much. But I'm still not used to losing weight while eating my fill. Will I coast on in and hit 100 pounds? I don't know!! Will one day less on my weigh-in period be enough to keep me just shy? I don't know!! I do know that my frame of mind is so much better about it than 2 weeks ago. I will be pleasantly surprised if I make it, but not at all disappointed if I don't, because if I do not hit it tomorrow, I'll surely hit it at my next weigh-in.
Speaking of Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets at the food bank... We're giving out 200 of them tomorrow, and I am having serious thoughts about that. I am struggling with reconciling my dietary changes and beliefs with the food we give out at the food bank. We give out unhealthy food to unhealthy people and call it good work. I'm not sure I buy it any more.
I am turning my health around by throwing off the diet of rich people and eating like the poor people of the world. My diet is healthier than it's ever been, and it's cheaper than it's ever been. It seems to me that if people are so poor they can't even feed themselves, wouldn't it be better to teach them how to feed themselves healthier food for less money? Sure it would! Instead, we have an attitude that everybody, no matter how poor, deserves to eat the unhealthy diet of kings and queens. I've determined that after the holidays I am going to rethink my involvement at the food bank.