Sunday, April 22, 2007

Knee Problems and Family Bugs

I’m concerned about my knee. It’s been feeling stiff ever since I went lifting on Tuesday. I’m afraid I may have injured it. Maybe I had lifted too quickly. Also on Friday, I did strength training without doing cardio for the first time ever. Although, I warmed up for 5 minutes, I’m afraid I might not have been warm enough. Maybe that injured my knee further. Today, I focused on stretching it, and I also iced it. I might do strength training tomorrow. I might not. It depends on how I feel.

For lunch, we brought one of those pre-made pizzas to my parents’ house. It only took 15 minutes to bake, but I was so hungry and there were so much tempting snacks I could have eaten. I held out okay, only eating 2 chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Although, I ate two pizzas, when I should have limited myself to one, and I would have been fine with one and a half. Ideally, I should have eaten one slice and the banana I brought with me. I find my parents’ house stressful. There’s just too much stimuli. Plus my mom’s so annoying and she was sitting right by my ear as I ate. Does she always have to yell when she talks? Does she always have to be such an airhead? It makes me want to eat more.

After I ate I went back to my sister’s room where the package for macadamia nuts were so that I can record the nutritional information. My sister had assumed that I went to eat more chocolate, speaking disbelievingly that I would “go all the back to her room for more chocolate.” Why is this so unbelievable? I hate how my family associates me with my uncontrolled snacking habits. But I didn’t bother correcting their perception. Somehow I would rather have them believe that I’m a crazy snacker than someone whom recorded her food down. My mom told me to bring the chocolate downstairs so that she can eat some, so I ended up recording the nutritional information right in front of her. Mom stated, “That’s good that you do that!” This bothered me.


lucia said...

Poor knee! Do take care with those. My sister blew hers out in highschool, so I try to be sure I know exactly what I'm doing when lifting weights.

Anonymous said...

Ugh - the whole family thing is the reason I started my anon fitness blog so they wouldn't know. Not only do I feel patronized by my sister, she also gives out assvice on what I should be doing in all kinds of areas, even though she herself never works out nor follows an eating plan. Sigh.

I hope your knee doesn't get any worse! :(

Unknown said...

I know the feeling of not wanting to diet conspicuously, especially around family. It sounds like you have two difficult sets of family -- your own and your in-laws -- to deal with when it comes to food.

You've done really well, though, and you should be able to take comfort in that! I bet that you look gorgeous.

Lily T said...

Jen- I never realized that! One set is trying to get me to eat more and the other is trying to get me to eat less. Ha ha! At least their intentions are good, however annoying.

I fear no one’s opinion! I am knowledgeable, focused, and efficient. I make this priority and build from experience. I do this for my children and myself. Supported by love, I will persevere.