09 March 2022

I awoke completely and totally pain free today

 Which gives me hope that I can one day be that way all the time again. The knee, or more correctly behind the knee, is already acting up and I've been up for 30 minutes. But when I first got up out of bed, no pain at all in my knee or leg. It was heaven. Now I do have butt pain because the other day I did squats. Quite a few of them actually. I have been avoiding squats because of the knee but I did them and they didn't hurt so I kept going. Well I think my theory, don't squat because of the knee, is completely and totally wrong. Apparently squats help the knee. So from now on there will be squats. 

Had a tooth capped yesterday and it was actually an enlightening experience. I'm always apprehensive about the dentist, but rather than shutting down, my usual MO, I decided to just ask. Everything that came to my mind, I asked. Before we started I asked how a tooth was capped, what he did, and how he got the tooth ready. After I asked how he made the cap and I got to see him design it and then the cool machine that makes it. I watched my cap being carved out of a block of zirconium. After that it is baked to harden the polymers. It was amazing. The mouth feels pretty okay this morning, a little tenderness on the gum around the tooth, but otherwise it's all good. Fascinating day. 

That is really all I have to say. The dentist took 3 hours yesterday so that kind of took up my afternoon. Then I was numb until about 5pm. So yeah, not much happened. I did forget to take Mavy to training and I'm bummed about that. Didn't remember until I was lying in bed falling asleep. So yeah, bummed about that. He heads to the vet today to get his ear and his leg checked. He has been shaking and pawing at his ear for a while now and it's not going away. His leg is also something that is just hanging around. He fell and screamed about 2 weeks ago and ever since then he favors it a lot. Time to have it checked out. 

I am also having a mammogram this morning. I haven't had one in a few years and apparently things are starting to go wrong in my body so it's time to step up the medical care. 

I joined NOOM yesterday. Not sure if I'm going to stick with it, but I have a 14 day free trial. I need to lose weight and while I don't completely agree with a lot of diet stuff, I have to do something. I know what to do, eat right and move more, but I don't always do it. Also, I don't care what DMSC says, I need to do some cardio. I need to get my heartrate up a little bit every day. I became so scared of cardio that I have avoided it at all costs. And I get it, I really do. Hours and hours of cardio is not good. Your body begins to think things are horrible and it starts to store fat. I found that when I was training for the marathons, I would initially lose weight and then stop. Then things would start getting soft and squishy. I get it. But I also think we as humans need some form of cardio daily. I don't think long, slow cardio, like walking for hours, is a good idea, but moving and pushing your body to the limits occasionally is definitely a good thing. I'm not sure about the food component. I know things about the human body that it seems many people don't, including doctors and nutritionists. For example, I know that if you drink lots of water your body gets used to the constant supply and you don't retain water. However, if you drink too little water, your body thinks things are dire and holds on to water. Thus water weight. I also know that if you body gets a lot of salt it will work to get rid of salt. I know people who eat lots of salt and when they sweat are literally covered in salt, you can see it on their skin. Me on the other hand, I don't like salt and so when I sweat you can't see the salt. I'm sure there are other things too. If you body feels like it is getting enough, it won't hold on to things. But if it feels like those things are in short supply, it will go into storage mode and hold onto whatever it gets of that thing. So in my mind that makes calorie restriction a bad, bad thing. So I'm not sure about restricting calories much. Anyway, I'm going to give NOOM a try and see what happens. 

I'm done here for today, I will see what happens with the NOOM and the knee. 

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