Scale still at 205 this morning-- excellent.
Sleeping has been fitful. We have the windows open. We have a lot of street traffic, then at 3AM a squawking bird starts. Big T got up at 6 for his gig and I haven't gone back to sleep. So I was in bed for 8 hours but don't have that yummy rested feeling that I like.
I did some stretches yesterday and my hamstrings feel better. I made an appointment with someone I used to see for Alexander Technique lessons when I was recovering from plantar fasciitis-- a condition I would not wish on anyone. There were times when I would get up in the morning last year and not be able to bear weight on my left foot for the first 10 or so minutes of the day.
I finally!! saw an orthopedist last winter and was getting steroid shots for a few weeks and got orthotics which I now wear in my tennis shoes. He also said I have arthritis in my foot (even though I am 42). I limit the amount of time I wear shoes without some kind of support, and heels are basically out for me (which for the most part is fine, although I do like to dress up every once in awhile) I also sought out an Alexander Technique teacher to help address the issue more holistically. She helped me with some posture issues and some simple things-- releasing my arms when I walk, etc. I was holding my shoulders up by my ears with stilted arms. All of these things are connected and when you are injured, you can tighten other areas of your body to compensate. I'm going back for a visit now that I am exercising and experiencing the tightness in my hamstrings. It will be good to have her observe me and give me some direction.
The other thing about starting the Alexander Technique lessons last year-- it was the beginning of a commitment to put me and my health first. At 42, I realize that this is the body I have, this is the body I will grow old in (That is the plan), and the very best thing that I can do for the Future Me is take care of the Current Me. I didn't feel up to starting to exercise given the foot pain but I knew I had to address the problem in order to be able to exercise.
So now here we are, groundwork laid, beginning the steps to take action.
Chipotle: pork over lettuce with tomato salsa and guacamole
Froyo-- probably about 2 oz of chocolate yogurt with berries, almond slices and coconut
This was a bit of an experiment. We needed a break at work and I definitely was in the mood for something sweet. There's limited nutritional information available at the store, so I chose the yogurt flavor that was not labeled low fat.
Leftover taco bowl with cheese, kale chips
a couple pieces of beet, goat cheese with celery
SW: 213 (3/13)
CW: 203 (6/11/13)
Fat is delicious. You can quote me.