Another Day, Another Torture Session
I went back to the physio today, after a week of doing the exercises that he gave me at our last meeting. I kind of lost it last night, on Skype with my friend. I was icing my knee after doing the exercises and I moved the wrong way and there ... Read more
So basically, I have so many knee issues right now that I feel like amputating it and starting over would not be a bad idea. Some of these are kind of pretty.
I know, that would be terrible... Read more
The Continuing Saga of a Girl and Her Knee
I had another chiropractor appointment yesterday. She said my ankle was improved and that my knee was still "hot" but seemed better. It hurt still. A. Lot. But it does seem like it is more stable; I don't feel like I have to grab the arm of ... Read more
Me and My Knee
So evidently my knee pain, which started a month ago and has gotten progressively worse, is not actually knee pain; it's ankle pain, and back pain, masquerading as knee pain. Who knew? Apparently I did something not nice to my ankle, maybe in ... Read more
I bought bananas, pineapple, avocado, coriander (that's cilantro to you in the States), tomatoes, onions (two kinds), rocket (otherwise known as arugula), lemons, limes, h... Read more
Deceptively Not Healthy Apple Muffins
I had a house guest this weekend. Our school was sponsoring an athletic tournament, and since the teams in our league are all in other countries, when we have a tournament, pretty much everyone in the school opens up their homes to host someone... Read more
Well, March was Kind of a Bust.
I didn't lose any weight in March. I didn't gain any either, so I suppose that's something, particularly considering that I went on vacation to London for a week and ate my way through the city. All of that walking paid off for sure. But not ... Read more
Home From London
OMG I ate a lot!
Fancy tea with pastries and little sandwiches with the crusts cut off and clotted cream. (Clotted cream is amazing btw, my advice is just to not e... Read more
My mood has not improved since my last blog. My knee still hurts, not my bad knee, my good knee; so I am going to have to make a decision about Zumba. I've been icing the heck out of it, and it's not terrible, but it cannot be good for it to n... Read more
Out of Sorts
I'm cranky. I have a headache. I went to Zumba yesterday and it was miserable. How can it be so great on Friday and leave me energized and happy and then on Monday make me want to vomit? I came home last night, drank some water, took a sho... Read more
Can I Have a Do-Over on This Past Weekend?
This weekend was pretty much an orgy of eating. On one hand, I made significantly better choices than I would have a year ago, but on the other hand, three desserts at lunch, three days in a row, is not exactly the sort of choice that gets a gi... Read more
Four Weeks Until LONDON!
I'm meeting my mother in London for my Spring break. It's her 75th birthday gift from my father, brother and me, although her birthday was actually last Summer. I'm super excited, one, to see my mother since I haven't seen her since Christmas,... Read more
30 Days of Vegan--What Have I Learned?
Today is the last day of my vegan experiment. The only thing I ate that was not free from animal products was my calcium pills, and if I lived somewhere where it was possible to buy vegan ones I would have done so. West Africa is not that plac... Read more
Vegan Chocolate Cake
The first day of my vegan experiment my students made me a birthday cake that I could not eat. I promised them vegan birthday cake sometime this month as a substitute. To... Read more