I’m at work now, and I am still having significant pain -- nerve pain from my left hip down my leg, and it is there even when sitting. Guess I am flared up. I don’t like it. I think the way my MT is stretching my hips is causing it. From what they (my MT and yoga instructor) say, the muscles spasm, which pinches the nerve, which causes the pain. Whatever the reason, it hurts and is not fun to deal with. Have I whined enough yet today?
I am always hungry when I first wake up in the morning. I used to have fruit then, because it was zero points. Now it’s not points, but carbs, I have to count. The zero carb stuff is basically protein. Can you eat too much meat on Atkins? I am trying to watch it. I had a sausage link early. Then I had eggs and sausage for breakfast. I had an Atkins snack bar mid-morning (these are pretty darned good!). I went home for lunch and made some parmesan crusted chicken and some roasted Brussels sprouts (yum!). I just took a boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded it out a bit, put a little salt on it and a little parmigiano reggiano on one side, seared it in a little olive oil and butter, turned it over and seared the other side (I had put the cheese on that side too). It was a fairly big breast, so I finished it in the oven while the Brussels sprouts were cooking. It was actually so big that I couldn’t eat all of it and gave the last few bites to the dog and cat. But it was very tasty.
Since we didn’t get to eat at the restaurant last night, I ate the Atkins meal bar I had with me. I was still hungry and ate a hamburger patty (ordered a hamburger without the bun). I am sure I need more vegetables, but last night was kind of different circumstances. Tonight I get to go home, so I will try to get things planned a little better.
I really surprised myself with the walk from the ballpark to the car last night. I guess all the walking downtown and the recumbent bike workouts are doing their job.
I did some reading on plantar fasciitis. I feel sure that is what is wrong with my foot. One of the factors is being overweight. That’s good, in one way, because as I lose, it should improve. I may have to get more rugs down in my loft. At the very least I have to be extra careful on walking on the concrete floors. I plan to wear my athletic shoes with arch supports at all times, except in the middle of the night. But even then, I have to slip on some supportive shoes just to go to the bathroom. I really do not want to have to get an injection, but will if I have to. In the meantime, I will keep working on icing it, stretching and massaging it, and wearing supportive shoes. I don't want it to get out of hand. I have to walk too much to put up with that.
The afternoon got busy (I'm glad). I worked an hour late and am home now. Dinner was a sausage link, some broccoli slaw with some blue cheese dressing. I'm not sure that will be enough, but I feel pretty good for now. I will eat some more sausage or something if I get hungry.
I'm glad to have a night at home. Even though I didn't work Monday, I feel like this week has been crazy busy and I haven't had time to do much at home. One more day and I can have some down time.