Thursday, March 8, 2012

Knee and Goal Update

So I went to see the doc about my knee, turns out that I mis diagnosed myself in my quest through g00gle!  Of course I did!  It turns out that I have done something to my crucial ligament.  There is alot of localised swelling and I have been told to rest it at every opportunity, keep it taped (compressed) and I am on anti-inflammitories and panadol for the pain and swelling.  I am forbidden to play netball and basketball for up to 8 weeks :( which sucks but unless I want to risk a serious injury I am to follow doctors orders!!!

As for my goals

Goal 1:  No eating after 7pm

Fail!  I tried so hard to do this, but it turns out that Portia has decided to ramp up on the restriction during the daylight hours which makes it so hard not to eat in the late afternoons - early evenings.  This is something that I find strange considering up until last fortnight I literally had no restriction at all!

Goal 2:  Minimum exercise 30 mins for 7 days straight

Success!  Only walking (given the doctors orders) and aqua fitness - but exercise is exercise!!

Goal 3:  Do not stress the small stuff

Success!  It helps that I have decided not to care about work at all!  I have adopted the philosophy that I have to stop caring about the things that I have no power to change and accept that sometimes you just go to go with the flow.

Goal 4:  Stay away from the charity box at work

Epic fail!  Damn those charity chocolates but there is just no way I can resist those white fredd0 frogs!!!

All in all not to bad, but heaps of room for improvement.  I will keep the same goals just to keep up the momentum and hopefully I will be able to report success for all 4 goals :)

Til next time!


  1. baby steps with your goals. the working out is the hardest part in my mind.

    Be careful with that knee and get healed up properly

  2. I found that I could only manage one change at a time :) you have done that...with the stress goal :) so I call it all a victory!! :)

    I hope your knee gets better and your restriction perfects itself :)