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Streak Day 6

Monday, September 16, 2013

Yesterday I finished reading the Spark Solution. It's a great book and one I will definitely use again and again. I'm not making any homemade meals lately - unless sandwiches, fruit, and sample trays count - but I know I will in a year or two when I've gotten a couple of my current projects wrapped up. I don't do well if I split my focus.

What was I saying?

Jk, yesterday I finished Spark Solution so for today's health hour I pampered myself with a long, hot bubble bath and a redone manicure. (Bless my residents. Yesterday they were complimenting the rush "cover-up" manicure I did before work - I had to get rid of all the chips, nicks, and scratches).
As the nails dried, I started reading Unlimited by Jillian Michaels. It's pretty engrossing and it dovetails nicely with a lot of SP precepts of loving yourself, following your dreams, and learning to trust yourself and others - becoming more optimistic. I lost a little bit of sleep (about 4 hours), but I'll catch up on it some tomorrow after work. And I don't feel as stressed about work, atm, as I was last night.

Crazy night. Swear it was a full moon. Could've been worse.

Oh, and my knee! I think it was just literally frozen stiff. Ibueprofen didn't touch it. I was hobbling 90% of the night. I didn't wrap it before work because I didn't want to have the wrapping bulges showing through my scrubs, but by 4am when my foot became numb from cold, I got desperate and grabbed some Ace wrap. Goodness! Immediate improvement as my body heat got trapped in the wrappings. Could've still used some icy-hot, but I'm not complaining.

Tonight I'm wearing leggings and knee-high socks. The scrubs'll be a bit tight, but I don't care. I didn't realize how cold the air conditioning is at work because the more I lose weight and regain muscle, the warmer I feel with even slight movement.
But I forget that my general blood circulation is still that of an old lady's...actually, my residents have warmer hands most times.
Doh! moment. :)
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

1STATEOFDENIAL 9/17/2013 4:05AM

    Have you ever considered wearing compression stockings to help keep your legs warm and to increase blood flow through your legs? I have to wear them and they really do make a difference. Even a 10-20 mmHg might work for you, but you might consider trying a 20-30 mmHg. (I wear 30-40 mmHg and they're a higher level that you must get a prescription for.) Check your local pharmacy for them. You can get knee high, but if you can handle it I'd recommend the thigh high, as it will cover more area and help not only with the feet and lower part of the legs but with the upper part of the legs too. And they can pass as pantyhose, but most people totally have no idea I'm wearing them unless I'm wearing short shorts that show the top of them. The best part is they should give you extra energy too!

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