Wow, Lots of things to catch you all up on.
I'll start first with the knee thing... it's osteoarthritis - I have
arthritis (gout) in my toes and have had since a red back spider bite
about 10 years ago... I should have recognized the pain but as I had
been exercising a lot more than usual I assumed it was a sprain (you
know what they say about assuming!!)
Anyway I have been using an Ibuprofen gel and that's been helping, plus I
have kept off it as much as I can, which is also helping. It's nearly
right now but I think I will just need to push through and keep going
(with the aid of ibuprofen) or the Dr says I can get an injection into
my knee (argh!!)
Anyway tomorrow I am back to being chased by zombies - I think I will
just be a bit slower till I figure out how to manage the pain the best.
But I haven't been slacking it - I have been swimming and water jogging (hopping) and this has help get the cardio points...
Today was a big challenge for me. My wonderful hubby took the day off
work and as a surprise he took me to Harndorf to Udder Delights Cheese
This shop is AMAZING, filled with all my favourite things, and free tastings to them all...
I had.... a small skinny chai latte, 1/2 pc banana bread (no butter or
nuts) and a tiny taste of the low fat goats cheese (just to see if I
wanted some for salads) and that's it!! That was 292 cals and as I had
it for breakfast I was under my 300 for the meal!
I was so proud of myself! Matt was more than happy to help himself to
my extra banana bread on top of the most delish looking sticky date
muffin I have ever seen (they heated it up and the icing melted into the
sticky sauce). The serving lady was a failed 12wbt member - who
admitted she didn't do any of the pre-season stuff and she was really
pushing me to eat/try/enjoy all the beautiful cheeses but I held fast!
Take that serving wench!
She seemed happier when Matt spent $70 on cheese and cheese making things, (he is going to make me low fat feta).
So my weight loss journey so far hasn't been too bad. I am getting
comfortable with saying no and happy with the little things I am
noticing, like my pants fitting better or being loose, the extra energy
and the way I feel about myself. Another thing I have noticed is that my
boobs are shrinking!!
This morning I put on one of my fancy bras (its black and white and
lacy... so pretty) anyway, I usually need to shake the girls into my
bras, you know, do the booby shake dance to make sure they're in
properly. I generally have to tuck in my boobs, wiggle the bra a little
to get them right, maybe a bit of a tuck here and there to make sure
the nipples are stowed correctly in the over head compartment... but
this morning I looked down to find them safely tucked away, with heaps
of room left over...
I showed Matt who, when he finished crying over his loss, congratulated
me on mine. This is the first really noticeable sign I have seen on my
own body... it's a bit exciting!
So this Wednesday (weigh in day) I am going to weigh myself and do my measurements again too... just to check whats happening.
Now I'm off to clean out my fridge!!