Saturday, February 09, 2013
This week I've been managing more than 5000 steps a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. I even got around to cleaning the house. Earlier this week my steps were closer to 10,000 each day and now I can feel it in my legs. I was vacuuming and anyone that does it right knows it includes picking furniture off the floor to get under them. I have this nice box that serves as my coffee table in addition to housing some items inside. I had no problem lifting it onto the couch, but I think I twisted my knee a little on the way back down.
I'm also not sure if I injured myself trying running this summer and I think I messed it up again this week. I'm not in a ton of pain, so I can still get out of the house (two flights of stairs to leave my apartment, no elevators!), but I am tender.
I'm not sure if I should go see the doctor about it, but nothing feels broken. I will eventually have to see my doctor, since it has been more than a year since I've seen him last. I will also be printing up some of the info from here, his "weight loss advice" was lacking and uninspiring. It's hard to take advice from someone who has never had the problem nor is confident in his advice. "Reduce the carbs" he said, well, we need carbs to live, "cut out the junk food" would have been better advice. Either way, I am smaller than he saw me last and I have enough advice to give him when I see him next about what to say to his other clients he has that are having weight issues.
I will still be attempting to get my steps in, even if my entire right side is aching. It will eventually stop hurting if I don't push it too much. I just don't want it to break completely, I rely on my ability to walk for every day use. I'd hate to injure myself so much that I can't get my kids to the bus stop.