23 June 2012

Maintained



So in spite of myself I managed not to gain weight this week. This week was a struggle and I'm not sure exactly why. I was very tired - again, not sure why. I wasn't all that hungry but did crave sweets more then normal. It was really hot here, really, really hot and humid. I know that may have affected me a bit. Also, my eating was not good. I didn't go shopping last week so every morning it was a struggle deciding what I should eat. I have to take lunch and eat before I leave school if I plan on going to the gym. Which I plan on every day but somehow manage not to do. I absolutely can not eat lunch at school because it gives me gas. Not a little gas but GAS!!! So school lunch is pretty much out at this point. One of the reasons I started doing this was to stop that gas I seemed to be getting every day and I think I've narrowed the cause down to bread. I'm going to go to Whole Foods this weekend and get some Ezekiel bread. That is sprouted grains and no wheat at all. I'll give that a go.

So today is the beginning of a new week and I'm going to shake last week of an move on. This morning I'm headed to 24-hour for Zumba and Bodypump. I'm having buffalo burgers for lunch so I have to plan for that. And tracking, tracking tracking..... That is my goal this week - just like last week :) So I'm off to eat before working out.

19 June 2012

Compliments



Yesterday and I today I have been feeling exceptionally good. Yesterday I went to the gym after school and ran. And I got up to 5.3 mph or ~11 min miles - woot, woot, woot!

I also wore one of my favorite t-shirts that I haven't worn in a while because I did not like the way it fit across my stomach. Now it fits fine :)

Today was a little tiny bit of a struggle just due to some poor planning on my part. I finish class at 11am and usually grab a quick lunch then head out to the gym. Today I didn't have anything to bring for lunch so I thought I would buy something at the cafeteria. When 11 o'clock came around I wasn't that hungry and decided to just head home. By the time I got to the bus I was starting to get hungry. Oh, no! On the bus ride home I was getting hungrier and hungrier. Bummer. Today I was supposed to do strength training but since I was getting hungry I figured I'd head straight home. By the time I got home I had a bit of a headache coming on. I quickly mixed up some coconut water and protein powder (and let me tell you, it was quite tasty) and drank that. Then went to do a quick workout here at home. After my workout I had some chili. Then I had some popcorn. A whole bag. Now I just had 2 mini spring rolls. This always happens when I let myself go without food for too long. I become an eating machine. So I need to rein it in before it spins out of control completely.

The good part of today was, I got my first spontaneous compliment. Really. Some ladies that I rarely see said I was looking like I lost weight. Woo Hoo!!! I actually got a compliment last week, but it's from a friend who knows what I'm doing so while I enjoyed it, I took it with a grain of salt. These ladies don't know me very well and I hardly deal with them, so I'm taking that compliment as genuine!!! And that just made the day awesome regardless of my eating fails.

So I did a short workout at home and it was good. The real reason I wanted to join a gym was for the treadmills. I like training on treadmills. During the summer here, you have to run at 5am or it's just too bloody hot and humid. So working out inside is nice. I've been looking at treadmills half heartedly for a while now. Maybe I'll look into them seriously and get one. Then I have no reason to go to the gym.

17 June 2012

Coincidence??? I think not...



For a week now the inside of my right ankle and arch have been hurting. Because this has been hurting, I walk funny. Because I walk funny my knee also hurts:



See the things that are labeled cartlidge? I don't have those. I had them removed almost 40 years ago, 37 to be exact.  So I have bone on bone going on. Have had for years. 99.9% of the time it does not bother me one little bit. But when it does - OMG!!!!

So because of the ankle pain, the knee pain followed.  Initially I thought it was from Zumba and weights and running and generally getting off my ass and moving. But it wasn't really getting better. At least not a lot better. I had started wearing my orthotics because I thought they would help the ankle - and they do.  But still the pain persisted. If I tried to walk in no shoes I had ankle and knee pain and it was not fun. Interestingly enough though, it did not bother me when I ran yesterday....hmmmm...

So I was thinking about the pain I'm having. I know I have crappy joints, I have no cartlidge in my knee and I've sprained my ankle so many times I'm sure it's spaghetti in there.  For a few months I had been taking Osteo Bi-Flex and my joints had actually felt pretty good. Then I stopped taking it for some reason. Maybe I just ran out and forgot to buy it and eventually it just slipped my mind, whatever. I haven't been taking it. So yesterday, after running, I popped into Longs and they had Move Free on sale.  After comparing it to Osteo-Bi Flex, I decided it looked good and bought some. The instructions say to load for the first 6 days, taking twice the normal dosage. I have now taken four doses and my ankle and knee doesn't hurt. Hmmmm....  Could this really be what was wrong?????  I'll let you know in a couple of weeks.

In other news, I'm really being adult about a lot of things. I'm facing things I have been afraid to face and am feeling really good about everything in general. The next item on my list is to get some life insurance. I have been saying that for years now and I keep putting it off because I don't know anything about life insurance. I'm just going to go online and try to find somecheap life insurance and be done with it. I'm tired of this weighing on my mind and driving me crazy.

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