Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pushing myself too much

I really pushed myself yesterday at rehab and spent last night in a great deal of pain from the fibromyalgia.  Today is just as painful except I'm not trying to sleep in spite of it.  So it's a bit easier to live with today.  I don't think I'll push myself again like that.  Still, I put in 30 minutes on the exercise bike and will do another 25 later today.

I'm still working on my dad's cardigan.  Finished up the back and am working on the right front.  I'm past the pocket and nearly ready to start decreasing for the v-neck.  So far, so good.  I do need to get back to work on other projects as well since I'm doing so well on the cardigan. Although the sleeves have cabling on them so that will slow me down a bit.  But still, I think I can finish up other projects while working on it.  Like the little girl's sweater.  It might be big enough for my great-niece but I doubt it.  And I want to start a pair of socks for my dad.  It's not too complicated a pattern and the yarn is self-striping so I need a very simple pattern for that.  Just a small fake-cable down the sides, I think.

I'm gaining weight again.  I can't figure out how that's possible since I'm not eating more than 1300 calories a day.  I only seem to lose when I go below 1000 calories.  But I'm getting hungry all the time so I'm going back to eating meat again.  It looks like I'm only losing a couple of pounds a month though so it's terribly frustrating.  But I am increasing my stamina and my heart is getting stronger so I suppose I should be happy about that.  Just don't know why I'm not losing weight and gaining on 1300 calories a day.

I have some errands today so I won't be able to knit as much as I want and I'm not getting as much cleaning done as I would like but I am getting there.  Slowly, but I am making progress.  Time to go fix some lunch though so I'm off.


Anne said...

I agree..you should not push yourself so much. Accept you have just so much energy and time each day,and plan how you will spend it that day. Maybe your theme song should be the garden song...you know.."inch by inch,row by row..gonna make this garden grow"

There you go...some more free advice..worth every cent. or not:the 3 almost finished sweaters are still on the ndls the vest is 3/4 finished, I started a 60 inch scarf knit in sock yarn and found in my stash enough worsted for a sweater and some self striping pink to burgendy for a scarf for a grandson's girlfriend.

Shall we sing together? inch by inch..

Kathy said...

Thanks, Anne. I'm letting rehab set the pace for me now and not pushing too much. It's working much better for me.

I would love to have something almost finished. I just seem to have stuff just started. LOL Moving along on the red sweater though. Halfway done now.

Singing in perfect harmony. :)