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My toe hurts. Any toe tips?

Monday, March 28, 2011

About a month ago I went swimming (well more like thrashing and splashing) with my 6 year old niece. The next day I noticed that my big toe was sore on my right foot and presumed I'd maybe sprained it or pulled it jumping around in the pool. I thought some time might fix it so I just left it to its own devices.

However, a month later and it still hurts. I went to my GP today to get it checked out and I'm informed I don't have gout. Which is good. BUT he doesn't know what's wrong with it. His advice was to give it another month and see if it still hurts then. Also he said I could try wearing high heels (as I usually wear flats) in order to give my foot a different position to be in,

So I spent this afternoon tottering around my kitchen in some pink heels. Ridiculous.

Anyhow must dash as I have a wedding to go to tomorrow.

Any toe tips would be greatly appreciated!

  
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BECCAM3 3/28/2011 11:53PM

    Did you try to see if it was jammed? Try giving it a tug or stretching back and forth. I hope something works soon. emoticon

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DESERTBLOOM21 3/28/2011 8:41PM

    I don't have any toe tips (which amuses me...tip toes...hee!) but I had to say that the mental picture of you walking around in pink heels and your uniform (which you probably weren't even wearing, but still) is hilarious! So you don't have gout, you didn't sprain it or break it...where on the toe does it hurt? Joint, I assume? Arthritis? I don't know. But I hope it feels better very soon!

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So Im totally going to go over my calorie limit today.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's my fault but I'm going to be over my calorie limit. I've been sooooo good too recently. It is my fault today but there are other things contributing too.

Eating 50g of Malteasers on a whim was my fault. That was pretty dumb. I just sort of had one then couldn't stop and shoved a load more in my mouth. What's weird is I counted them as I ate them then weighed the same amount retrospectively. Needless to say I won't be having "just one" in future. Apparently once I pop I just can't stop.

Cooking a corned beef pie was my fault. Although that was with good intentions. I have made it for my lovely boyfriend as a St Patricks day treat. Having spent two hours making the damn thing I am definitely going to be eating some of it. I put pastry on the top and the bottom. Really I think next time I'll just stick to doing on the top if I even do it at all. Seems that corned beef pie will be a verrrrrrry rare treat. Still he's very nice and supportive of all this so I guess one day will not be the end of me.

At the moment I have about 90 calories left and am way over on my fat. I'm going to have some cabbage or mushy peas with my pie so that's probably those calories accounted for.

Here's the sticking point...I'm at work tonight from 10pm until 7am. How on earth do I work this??? Do I count todays calories up to midnight then start on tomorrows? I will sleeping from approx 7am to 4pm tomorrow so I won't be eating in that time. But then I'll be doing another night shift. How on earth do I do this?

I'm obviously going to go over my calories and fats for today but I just have to accept that now and get over it. I can't not eat for the rest of the day so I guess I'm just going to count calories and try to make some more restrained choices until tomorrow.

I don't like going over my calories, it bugs me. This has been a bit waffly but I needed to get it out.

  
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WALKOFFWIN 3/20/2011 4:37PM

    Well you wrote this a few days ago, so maybe you're back on track now. In any case, when you have a day like that, the next morning when you wake up, promise yourself to FORGET ALL ABOUT IT! Because you now have a brand new day to get it right. There is no shame in falling. There is no shame in temporarily staying down... But what there is REALLY no shame in, is getting back up on your feet, forgetting about what went wrong yesterday, and resolving to make this new day, the day you get it right!

From one who has fallen down many times,

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CICI510 3/17/2011 1:52PM

    It's good that you're even aware and recognizing your slip up. Do not beat yourself up! Just learn from it and move on. Being aware of what goes in your mouth and being accountable is HUGE in itself so I am VERY proud of you!

As far as tracking I'm not really sure what to tell you. If it were me I'd probably track what I eat while I work as a "normal" day and not be so dependent on the time per se.

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CYBERQT 3/17/2011 11:27AM

    I would count till midnight then anything after that is tomorrow :) I've done that when I have eaten when getting home from the bar :D

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ALISHAB3 3/17/2011 11:24AM

    How about just eating healthy for the rest of the day, rather than throwing in the towel? Think salads, vegetables with healthy fats, maybe some fruit. Would that work?

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I stuck to it for one day! Now how about two?

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Today has been odd. I've been remembering what it feels like to not be stuffed to the brim with food. It's kind of nice...but different. I quite like not feeling as thought I'm going to pop after I've eaten.

I've felt like I'm getting that control back a bit. When I wanted a snack before dinner I told myself no. In truth I wasn't so hungry that I needed a snack. I just wanted one. But I waited and I made myself a delicious dinner instead.

I've tried to drink lots of water and have subsequently peed like a racehorse all day. But that's good, flush it out!

People have commented at work about what I was eating and that it was healthy, Ive not said one way or the other whether I'm doing this or not. I've just said "well I like my mozzarella salad" and left it at that. I read a little of the spark on my lunch break and I'm going to continue to carry it with me. It's like my comfort blanket right now and I'm going to keep on reading and referring until I'm done. Done with the book and done with losing...not done with sparking...I'll be here maintaining.

I feel positive. Extremely tired, a 5am start will do that for you, but positive.

Fingers crossed for day two. Go me!

  
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BIGBONED8 3/6/2011 2:26PM

    Good for you and welcome back!!

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POKIEFUZZBUCKET 3/3/2011 5:18PM

    Yes! Go you!
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Thank you for the nice comment on my page the other day. It was really appreciated, especially after coming off of a rough week/month.

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ONESWEET2MANY 3/3/2011 5:15PM

    u go girl!!

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In a nutshell.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I have logged all of my food today. I have also gone way over my calories. I was doing okay until I binged on rice cakes. Rice cakes of all things! It was ridiculous and I felt stupid. But rather than hide it (as I have a tendency to do) I owned up to myself and I made myself log it all down.

In other news...I had the most tedious work training day today. Big snores.

Oh yes...and why am I back yet again? Well as usual there are lots of reasons. Today though I wanted to blog. I felt I needed to blog and just get everything out. So here we go. I'm back because I want to weigh less. I want to see decreasing figures not increasing. I want to live longer. I want to feel better about myself. I want to feel more energetic. I want to look different.

A lot of it is about me doing it for me. Some of it is about doing it for my family. A little bit is me wanting to prove to myself I can do it just as well as my friend can (I'll explain more). A teensy bit is wanting to run into someone (ahem ahem) and them have to do a double take and think "damn!". But just a teensy bit.

So today I'll start with wanting to do it just as well as my friend has. I have a friend who has had success through weight watchers. She has lost weight and she is feeling good about herself. Except she's the sort of person who when she feels good about herself she never stops bigging herself up and bloody going on about how she's soooooo happy she's lost her weight. Now...don't get me wrong, I'm a nice person (honest!) and I really genuinely am happy for her and proud of her for doing it. BUT, And it is a big but (no pun intended), she sometimes acts like she thinks she is better than others now she is slim. Case in point: before a recent night out she said "Im really looking forward to tonight because I know I'm going to look the best out of everybody there". No lies...she said it. Now I'd just like to just ONCE be able to go out and prove her wrong by looking like a knock out.
Shallow: yes.
Uneccesary: Of course.
But I want to just show her that I can shine too. It's hurtful what she says sometimes even though I know she's not being malicious. She's just THAT narcissistic.

Maybe I'll expand on my reasons a bit more tomorrow. But for now let me just say that tomorrow I aim to stay within my calorie range and drink at least 8 glasses of water. I know I can do it, I just need to convince my other self!

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 3/8/2011 6:01PM

    so happy to see your smiley face and know you will succeed

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SURENDERISNOTME 3/3/2011 1:36AM

    Glad to have your back Kim. We have missed you!

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Debbie

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DESERTBLOOM21 3/2/2011 9:28PM

    I love my Kimmy! You're back, and that's a good step in the right direction. Now just stick around, wouldja?!

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POKIEFUZZBUCKET 3/2/2011 6:11PM

    I am glad to see you back. And I think your motivation to lose weight is as good as any other I've seen!!
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Also, good work on owning your mis-steps. There is always a next chance to make a better choice!
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I've been gone for 50 days! :-(

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I have absolutely no idea how that happened! I had no idea it had been that long. I have no excuses really. I've been busy with my training for my new job, but that shouldn't be an excuse.

I don't have much time to go into details right now but I'll try to later when I get back from work around midnight. All I'll say for now is that I bought The Spark. But didn't read it. D'oh! BUT I WILL TAKE IT TO WORK WITH ME TODAY AND START READING IT.

I have to get back on track...again.

Stop start stop start...that seems to be a recurring theme with me. All I can say is that I'll try again. I want to succeed. I want to feel confident in my exterior. I have reasons aplenty to do it and no reasons not to.

I'll be back later with more details on what's been going on.

I love spark, I really do.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 3/12/2010 5:42AM

    your back i am so happy one step at a time enjoy your life. be happy. exercise and eating right can be fun if you let it. emoticoni so missed you

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RICH530 3/11/2010 8:05AM

    Welcome back!! It is good to hear from you. Always remember that we are here for you!!! Good luck with the new job!!!
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STRIVING4HEALTH 3/10/2010 8:00PM

    Welcome back!

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ZANNIEGIRL49 3/10/2010 3:04PM

    I've been gone awhile too but it feels REALLY good to get back into the swing of things. Good luck, I'm right there with you!

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SURENDERISNOTME 3/10/2010 12:01PM

    It is good to have you back. I hope you enjoy the book.

Debbie

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DESERTBLOOM21 3/10/2010 10:18AM

    Hooray for coming back! Someday it'll click for you. I really feel like I'm ready now, and this time I'm really going to do it. I know it'll happen for you too. I'll send you "serious and ready" vibes.

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GAHNZO 3/10/2010 9:55AM

    Don't get discouraged. You're back! That's what counts. Make the most of each day!

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