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Day 3 Do It Anyway; Day 4 Boundaries, Not Diets; My Tired Feet

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Day 3 Do It Anyway

Great idea! I will use this in the evenings to get me to do a craft while watching TV or to relocate away from the kitchen.

And actually, I employed this idea subconsciously when I chose to read this chapter and do this writing. I wanted to do anything but what I was "supposed to" since I work the closing shift today and am being "cheated" of a relaxing evening. I need to do these chapters - and they won't take the whole time I have until I have to get ready for work. Yeah, me!

List of Actions I Plan to Stick With Today:

- Track food
- Check beforehand to see if free sub dinner at work will fit into my food plan - otherwise, cut sandwich in half. Will have backup homemade freezer meal along just in case.
- Drink 8 cups of water

Already did some cardio!

Day 4 Boundaries, Not Diets

I like this idea of being on a healthy living path - following closely most days, sometimes choosing the edges of the path. But not going completely off the road or abandoning it all together.

Yesterday, I chose the edge of the road, thought of going off completely. But I felt it was progress that I did track my food, my excess calories in, and that I didn't eat even more. Wish now I'd thought of the "Do It Anyway" healthy options last evening when faced with the choice of eating just because I wanted to.

I am finding that with having my Nutrition Tracker set up to allow for more fuel when I exercise more, I am tending to eat up towards the new limit. Yet the choice hasn't worked for me to stick within the smaller, tighter range. It feels like unreasonable, da**it I'm hungry deprivation. The Calorie Burn Bet is helping me become more aware how I am dealing with the whole calories in calories out equation, and how it effects my weight. I am good with this experiment - and hope to learn lots more and make good progress! :)

My Feet Situation

Went to podiatrist today about chronically tired feet - usually means there is an issue with my orthotics. Turns out that everything is interrelated (who knew???). The timing of my problems is interesting to me - My starting a new job as head of shoes in my store and becoming officially full time in February, coupled with my half marathon training peaking the end of March, probably contributed to my knee problems. And those knee problems can certainly influence and be influenced by my textbook case flat feet. My orthotics are okay, but given my job and active lifestyle, I would probably benefit from some even more substantial orthotics. And she recommended PT for my anterior tibial tendon/muscle that gets fatigued - and for a tight achilles.

The end result - there is hope! Hope for my very tired feet - and HOPE THAT I CAN GET BACK TO RUNNING LIKE I WANT! :)
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    Glad you found out about your feet! I like boundaries - not diets!
    1675 days ago
    Thanks... I like the path image.

    My solution for the sub would be to eat the filling and pull off enough little pieces of the bread to get a taste of it.

    I have different foot problems, high arches and severe arthritis in the mid-foot. First Orthaheel shoes worked for me, then Dansko clogs and sandals, now Orthaheels with custom orthotics. Big fan of hot water and epsom salts too.
    1676 days ago
    Sounds like progress, Mary! emoticon
    1676 days ago
  • KAREN608
    My feet get sore after more walking so you gave me ideas of how to fix this. Thanks.
    1676 days ago
    Feet issues?! I have many and have learned things to help------blue emu pain cream, support ankle sleeve, Orthotics, wide toe shoes, peppermint epson salts in my shower(close off drain during shower), and cream with aloe vera socks as often as I can. I wish you well.
    1676 days ago
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