I got to bed pretty late last night and my knees were a little sore so I didn't get up to exercise in the morning. I figured I'd do it this afternoon.
Work wasn't too busy but kept me occupied.
My ankles started to really hurt and then my knees decided to join them. Then my elbows and hands thought they might as well hurt, too. By the time I got home from work it was pretty much just the knees but I can still feel it a little in my fingers. Arthritis? I don't know. I guess it's a good thing I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow afternoon. The nephrologists I work with aren't very useful if you have a problem that doesn't involve your kidneys.
I haven't felt like this since last Thursday. If the pattern is the same, I should feel pretty damn good tomorrow. Maybe I can get a workout in when I get up because I won't be able to do it in the afternoon. I'll see how the joints are doing at 2:30.
We had baked salmon, asparagus and Alexia chipotle roasted sweet potatoes & vegetables for dinner:
I was still low on calories and wanted a little chocolate so I had a couple of squares for Dagoba Organic Xocolatl....74% dark chocolate with nibs and chilies....so tasty!!
Have a great night all. We're almost half-way through the week.
It may have been a day off of work, but boy I've been rushing around pretty much non stop.
I decided to try doing some elliptical today and see how the knees liked it. No problems while on the machine and just that little tight feeling when I was in the shower. Otherwise, nothing. I also did some upper body..Kathy Smith Lift Weights to Lose Weight. I had never done that DVD. Not bad. I'll have to try the lower body next.
Then it was time to meet my BFF for lunch. I got a grilled chicken sandwich and saved half for lunch tomorrow. I did get fries but between the two of us we only ate half so it wasn't too bad.
When I came home, it was time to bake some cookies. I made some orange drop cookies. Super Yummy!!!! The recipe came from my sparkfriend, Marchem.
We had Chef Meg's Slow Cooker Pork with Greens and Beans. Pretty tasty!
I also baked some whole wheat oatmeal muffins with pecans, raisins and dates.
Now it's almost time for bed. Better get off the computer and wash the dishes.
I did not elliptical today even though my knees were feeling pretty good. I may do a little walking with Leslie later and I found an upper body aerobics video on youtube I might try out to see if it will get my heart rate up at all. Lots of punches and arm flapping but looks like fun.
My brother came by and we went out for breakfast. I was pretty good: egg white omelet with broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheddar cheese. A little cheese inside but most of it was on top. I took a lot of it off and actually the omelet was so huge, I brought half home. They must have used 6 eggs whites at least. This place makes 4 egg omelets normally but it looked like more than 4 whites were needed for this one. I did have an English muffin and some of the home fries.
We came back to our place and played some pinball on the PS3 and downloaded Angry Birds. My brother is now addicted and will probably get it for himself when he gets home.
While playing pinball, I had my second ever hot flash. I wasn't sure if that was possible since I'm on the pill and it wasn't an off week but there it was. Weird.
We tried out the cupcakes. They were pretty good. The next time I test it, I will increase the red food color because they weren't red enough. Also need to decrease the cocoa powder and add some vinegar because they weren't quite right.
Okay...here are the pictures
I made sure to take a shower very soon after I got up this morning so I wouldn't be tempted to do any exercise.
We did go to Whole Foods and get some groceries. I did do some swiffer vac'ing. And I've got a load of laundry in the dryer right now.
My husband was craving sushi, so we went to Tatami for lunch. It's a sushi buffet but they also have hot food. Lucky for me because I don't like sushi. The only raw fish I'll eat is lox. I was good and had mostly steamed veggies, a little teriyaki chicken, a little fried rice, some steamed whitefish, one piece of tempura broccoli, one nugget of orange chicken and some melon. We went walking around the mall for over an hour after, so I did get some exercise and worked off a little of the fried stuff.
I ended up emailing my doctor to give her a heads up about my knee issues. Obviously she can't diagnose from an email but she might have enough information to put in a referral so I can see a specialist sooner. We shall see.
It was nice and sunny today. Still cool outside but toasty in the car.
I will be baking some gluten free red velvet cupcakes tonight. I'll get a picture tomorrow when they've been frosted.
Have a great weekend!
My knees have been remarkably cooperative today so I will not be complaining. They were a little sore first thing but then great most of they. Now a little sore again but nothing like yesterday. I don't know what was up with that.
Today we were collecting samples for a new study. We often use ourselves as "normal" test subjects. The only thing normal about is that we still have kidney function. This morning I had to go into work fasting. Not even coffee. We needing fasting blood and a urine sample. I only had to get stuck twice but was only able to get 4 tubes of blood. My veins were just not happy this morning. Probably too cold in the hospital. After I got my blood spinning down and collected my urine, I was able to have some breakfast and coffee....felt a million times better (except for my arm which has a giant bruise forming).
I spent the rest of the day going up and down the stairs between the 4th floor where our big lab is and the 2nd floor where my office is. Can't drink or eat in the lab. I don't know if it's true of all hospitals but this one has floors that are double high...there are 4 flights of stairs between the floors rather than the usual 2. I am way to impatient to wait for the elevators. So lots and lots of stairs today. When my knees started feeling sore, I started taking the elevator...I'm not that crazy. I'll just count all the stairs as walking 3mph and log some fitness minutes. It's certainly more walking around than I do on a non-sample prep day and this one had many more steps than usual.
I am very happy it is Friday. It's a long weekend for me and my husband is coming home from a work trip this evening. I'm looking forward to a nice weekend. No elliptical until at least Sunday (depending on how the knees are feeling).
Have a great weekend everybody!