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Monday Weigh In

Monday is my set weigh in day. I was not expecting to see any kind of movement on the scale this morning, especially a downward movement. But that’s what I got. A nice little surprise. I’m now one pound away from the high end of my maintenance range again. I’d like to lose about six more pounds to get into the middle of my range, but I’m quite happy.

Had a nice short workout this morning. I did my floor routine of abs, arms and legs. I skipped the standing arm and standing leg routine as I wanted to stay off my foot. Felt strange not to do half of my workout. But I did the other half.

As for my foot…it’s not improving like I thought it was. My husband and I went over for a quick run to Target. As soon as I stepped outside, I knew it was not where I thought it was in terms of getting better. Sort of felt like something was jabbing me in the lower toe joint. I did notice when I focused on putting my weight on the outer part of my foot, it felt better. But if I lost concentration…ouch. Not unbearable pain, but it did hurt. I’d say out a 1 to 10 pain scale it was around a 6 at most.

So it looks like I’ll be sans cardio workout for a while longer. I know, I know, you’re all saying go get it looked at by a doctor. What they’ll tell me is “stay off it” and “take some Advil or Aleve” just like they told me when I was having pain in my knees about eight years ago. So, I’m staying off my foot and will start taking Aleve. I’m not going to spend a bunch of money for a doctor to tell me what I already know. I know my body better than anyone, right? Right. If I went to the doctor for every ache and pain I had, I’d be in there every other week. And of course if I was unable to put any weight on my foot at all I would go in. I’m not that silly.

So, yes a nice surprise on the scale this morning. Shocked me actually because I ate over my calorie range most days last week. Must be doing something right.

When you have an ache or pain, do go in to the doctor every time, or do you self diagnose and treat yourself?

  1. August 12, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I do hope your foot gets better on its own. I tend to wait a while before I go because I don't want to spend the money.

    I'm so impressed that you exercise and work out with your medical condition. Good for you!

  2. JC
    August 13, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Hey thanks for leaving me a comment. I'm always happy to meet new blogging buddies. As for your doctor question, it depends on the pain and where it is. I've had foot and knee problems that the medical doctor just said take a pill and stay off of it but I don't have time for that. I went to a Chiropractor (sp?) who told me my problem is the arch of my foot. I've lost a lot of weight and and lost shoe sizes (7EW to child's 5). I was continuing to wear the bigger shoes. Now I have Nike Shox sneakers and no pain. Yes, they were expensive but worth every penny.

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