Thursday, September 24, 2009
I have been drinking so much water today and this past week. My mouth is really dry from my braces, and I can't have anything but water when I have them in. The good news about them, though, is that I lost .6 pounds this week! And that was without being able to run (stitches and doctor's orders) or go swimming. In fact, I hadn't been to the gym at all in that time where I lost .6 pounds.
So after I got over the initial excitement, I thought "well, I guess this means I have been slacking off in the nutrition department." I started taking a mental inventory of what I have been eating and came to the conclusion that I was falling back into the old habit of "well I go to the gym so I have to eat 5-6 times a day." Even when I wasn't really even hungry. A protein bar after school even when I'm not hungry adds up! At 200 calories a pop, that's an extra 1000 calories a week. In food I don't even really want! No wonder I was at a plateau. So maybe I'm getting ahead of myself in celebrating my small weight loss, but I think it's just what I needed as a kick in the rear.
Tonight was elliptical and upper body at the gym. The elliptical is growing on me... I still don't love it, but I'm getting used to it.
Got "Superfeet" at the local running store (they are insoles) this afternoon. Put them in my sneaks and immediately noticed a difference in the way I stand. I really *wasn't* getting enough arch support! Tomorrow I'm going to see if my doc can get me some orthotics for my regular shoes (old lady inserts or not, I want my feet to be happy!) so I can have this wonderful feeling in my feet with my work shoes. Until then, I may invest in some more Birkenstocks so I can give my sandals a chance to breathe.
The insert made my heel feel a lot better - I think I may have bruised that foot muscle (plantar faciitis). Bleh. No more cheap shoes for me. I am done with these aching feet! Every time I see a pair of cute shoes staring at me, I will remember what my feel feel like right now and resist. I'd rather be able to run again than wear cute, but painful, shoes.
SO excited for Friday tomorrow. Wahoo!