Sunday, July 28, 2013
You want the good or the bad first?
Good to know. I'm telling you the bad news first, anyway.
So a few days ago, I went running, and I must have run on it funny, cause my right foot was sore when I got home. The next day, It was a little more sore, so I tried not to put too much weight on it while I walked throughout the day.
Yesterday, it hurt a little bit more, so I thought "Maybe I just need to use it normally, and the soreness will go away." I figured I'd just pulled a muscle, so I stretched it, and went for a 5 mile run.
I could barely walk on my foot this morning, so for the first time, I gave my foot a decent inspection...Oh. It's swollen. Woops. So I've been taking it easy today. I used a foot spa thingy of my moms...sooo nice! I filled this thing with water, and it vibrates and makes bubbles it felt SO good! Then I put my feet up and iced my swollen one. And took a 3 hour nap. The only bummer is that now I'm afraid to go running on it :( Any ideas for me to get some good cardio in without putting a whole lot of pressure on my foot?
The good news is that I'm back down to this year's low, 169! WOO! So my weight ticker is accurate again, haha. I will *NOT* see anything in the 170s again on that scale.
Other than that, things are going well. I've been staying on track, eating well, exercising regularly and pushing myself. Hope you're all having a WONDERFUL day!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
It's been a hectic past couple weeks food wise.
About 2 weeks ago, I started having ridiculous sweet cravings, so I'd eat several spoonfuls of peanut butter in the evenings, which would, of course, ruin the weight loss attempts. So the scale wasn't going down. I stopped checking my weight. Bleh. That was dumb.
But then over this past weekend, I did something dumber.
Some of you may know that I've been eating a gluten free diet for the past couple months. Then I had a bunch of family come in town on Saturday...the house was filled with sweet breads, sandwiches, pasta, cookie, cakes--a bunch of delicious, gluten filled goodies. So I told myself, "OK. I'm taking this ONE day off my gluten free diet." And I did....and Ohhh boy was it delicious.
By the end of the night, I felt uncomfortably stuffed, and went to bed feeling like I ate too much...I really didn't, but my calories were all from breads, etc.
Next morning, I felt SOOO nauseous! I felt like just about anything was going to make me puke my guts up. My stomach was having some serious problems trying to digest these strange things that it was no longer used to digesting.
The bumpy drive to work made me feel nauseous, the ride up the elevator made me dry heave. By the time we got up to take report for first shift, the RN told me to go home. I was visibly pale.
I ended up going home and sleeping for 6 hours until 2pm. Spent the rest of the day relaxing and recovering.
Feel much better now, but this whole experience taught me that I really probably do have, to some extent, a gluten sensitivity. I did weigh in this weekend, and it brought me back up to 175 :(, but by today I'm back to 172. I know my ticker still says 169, but I'm not changing it! I'll be back down to that within a week. If I can gain it that fast, I can lose it that fast.
Welp. That's my story. Ohh, Also, I did a 5 freaking mile run yesterday!!! That was pretty awesome. I'm very sore today, but I still plan on getting my workout in, because I took a 4 day break from working out, and I have some catch up to do. I am going to have some KILLER legs from all the running I do.
Also, I know I haven't personally thanked everyone who commented on my last blog, but THANK YOU!! I read all of them, and you girls are all so sweet! It gave me SUCH encouragement :) I cannot wait to rock that dress at my conference that I'm leaving for in exactly 2 weeks! EEP!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous of my two sisters.
My oldest sister, Brenda, has always been beautiful, slender, ambitious, and NEVER had any problems with her weight. Ever. She's had three kids, and lost the baby weight without a struggle.
My other sister, Deirdre, like me, had some weight issues starting in late high school, and in college. But, she is gorgeous, and late in college, she lost quite a bit of weight, and is now a THIN personal trainer. I remember in middle school and high school, when I met boys in older grades, I was often recognized as "the girl with the hot older sister." Gee, THANKS...jerks.
Unlike Deirdre, I didn't lose a bunch of weight and keep it off. I lost SOME weight my freshman year at the University of Iowa, but I didn't keep it off much longer than a few months.
I don't usually think about it too much until it's time for a family event that we have to dress up for. My sisters can throw on any dress they own, and look gorgeous, no problem. Me? I look for something that squeezes here, is loose there, covers up this, and will look good with a cardigan, because no WAY will I be exposing my fat arms in a sleeveless dress.
I'm tired of it. I'm not here just to bitch and talk about how jealous I am of my sisters, I've got a point. I know I will never look just like them...but they are motivation for me. I know that once I've lost all the fat covering my facial features, I will be seen as ONE of THREE beautiful sisters, and not as "the fat sister" or "the girl with the hot older sister."
Arms are one of my areas I'm most sensitive about. So I've started lifting in the past weeks though, because I realize that I need to be doing some strength training along with my cardio routine (which I've stuck to for 3 weeks now! YAY!)
Other good news, I just bought a dress for Smart Girl Summit! And it's a size 10 rather than a size 12!! Do you know what this means?? I've lost INCHES! SQUEE!! I'm VERY happy about that. I haven't measured, but it must be true. OK, OK, back to the dress....It was on sale, have a look at me in the dressing room!
WOOHOO! I cannot WAIT for Smart Girl Summit!! I'll have to write a blog about what exactly it is.....or you could just google it ;)
Thursday, July 04, 2013
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