Weight has stayed about the same. Gained weight last week, am back to the same numbers this week. More on weight later.

Wrote about 10K words last week. Given my health last week, I’ll take it. I also finished the current novel, which, yay! That was book 3 of a 4 book epic dark fantasy series.

The next project I’m going to write is the SF space opera. I’m currently going through book #3, editing and adding things. When I finish that task (tomorrow) I’ll be able to dive right into book #4. I’m still expecting this to be a 5 book series. (I think. I’m not sure if I can do it in 4 books, or if I really need that fifth.)

I didn’t do any email this weekend, so I’m pretty far behind. I’ll need to take a couple of hours this afternoon to catch up. Ugh.

As for walking, I averaged 5K steps per day, which I think is pretty good.

I’ve come to the conclusion, however, that something’s really wrong with my knee. I did a lot of physical work on Wednesday, and that brought home the realization that I’m still injured, a lot more so than I’d realized.

Since this is an accountability post, I feel I need to account for how I’ve been ignoring my pain. It wasn’t until after Wednesday that I *really* started paying attention to it. I have a high tolerance for pain, I’m really stubborn, and I’ve been very successful at ignoring my knee pain.

When I started paying attention to it, I realized that I’m still in that place I was at months ago. I cannot stand or walk without knee pain. I can only sit for so long without knee pain. Similarly, I can only lie in one position for so long when I’m sleeping before my knee starts to hurt and I have to turn over or something. This makes for restless sleep, which isn’t healing.

None of this is good. My knee should have healed by now, if all I’d done was strain my meniscus. I’m going to see my primary care physician this week and get a referral for an MRI, as well as an appointment with a knee specialist. Don’t know what they’ll say. Don’t know what they’ll recommend. Stay tuned.

I feel as though a big part of my weight issue has to do with my knee. I keep saying that I’ll worry about the weight next week, when I can start walking again. As soon as I could get more mobile, I’d start loosing weight.

Well…I’m now really not sure when my knee is going to be better. I figure I have another couple of weeks of wait and see. Once I have a clearer understanding of what healing my knee involves, I’ll make a plan for my weight. I’m afraid that is just going to mean calorie restriction. I eat good food, but I eat too much of it. Particularly since I’m not mobile enough.

I believe that summer construction project really gets underway this week. Am still waiting to hear back from my contractor on schedule. Looking forward to that. Even with a bum knee.

It’s softly raining today, and I don’t have a lot of brain. Though I was lazy this weekend and I have things to do, I don’t have a lot of motivation to do anything. How do you get yourself jump started? Particularly on a rainy Monday?