Saturday, February 13, 2016
Great day. We went to my son's very first power lifting competition. It was so good for his self esteem to compete in something "manly" again. It isn't a contact sport, so the doc cleared him for it. He took sixth, which meant he got a medal, and came away feeling really great about himself. Pretty cool, since this was his first time, it was regionals, and he qualified for state.
My mental attitude is changing. Over a period of time, I have added too many foods back into my diet that I shouldn't have. Stuff sounded good, because I hadn't had it for a really long time. Being busy, it never occurred to me that I hadn't eaten those things because I wasn't supposed to. I'm not sure what prompted me, but I looked up what foods the docs told me to eat and what to stay away from after my surgery. After all, it has been a few years. Turns out that I've been enjoying way too much of a good thing, which makes it a bad thing. Too much meat and nuts, not enough fruits and veggies. Need to get my protein from different sources again. A few adjustments to my diet, and I should be feeling much better again. I do NOT want to have any more surgeries!!! One byproduct of eating healthier for my body should include a bit of weight loss. Next time something sounds really good because I haven't fixed it for awhile, I plan to remind myself to re-read my doctor's orders again, to make sure I didn't quit fixing it because it wasn't safe for me.
Just this knowledge makes me feel much more positive about my future, and what control I can have over it.