Friday I got up early, went to the gym and then to my doctor's office. I was going for the Plantar Fasciitis in my foot, but had a few other issues I brought up with her. She gave me a few stretches and treatments for my foot, one of which was to roll my foot over a frozen water bottle so that it massages and ices at the same time. Ingenious! She also put in a request to my insurance for a splint to sleep in. She said essentially, the reason it gets worse and never heals even though I've been taking anti-inflammatory drugs and taping my foot before every workout, is because it falls slack at night and re-injures itself. She said that my ankle would be fine, it is probably only a strained tendon or ligament and to ice it as needed and to continue to wear my ankle brace and that it could take up to three months to completely heal. Yuck. I asked her about my workouts and she gave me the go ahead to continue on unless things get worse! I was so happy to hear that! So this week I'm back on track with my workouts! I can deal with the soreness of it until it heals, so long as I can get back to my routine! *happy dance* I asked her if health wise I was in good shape to train for a marathon starting in late June or so, and she said yes, I am healthy enough, the only issue being my Plantar Fasciitis and that if I took care of it and treated it as necessary, that should be fine. One other thing I asked her about was my chronic fatigue. I told her that sometimes I just feel so tired like I absolutely cannot do a single thing. She had a couple ideas about that, most of which would be related to my weight loss, and had them do some blood work on me. Apparently this can be a common thing for women that have lost large amounts of weight and I'm actually hoping they find something. Not because I want to have issues, but I'd rather there be something wrong with me that they can treat, than me be crazy and there be nothing to be done. I'll post more about this when I get results back. Friday night Mark and I went out with another couple to the comedy club; we really had a blast and I only drank 3 Michelob Ultra Light beers (I think those may be 64 calories a piece if I remember correctly), so I was pretty good as far as Friday nights go. ;)
Saturday night I was not such a good girl. I ate well all day and then Mark, my dad and I went to Chelino's to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I planned ahead and made the decision to splurge, so I wasn't going to count anything. I wasn't going to eat to be sick, but I also wasn't going to stress about every calorie. We really wanted to eat on the balcony because the weather was so lovely and it's just more fun to eat and drink margaritas on the balcony, so we ended up waiting about an hour. Which is fine, because I was dead set on having a fun night and that totally revolves around the balcony! It was definitely worth it! The group next to us were a riot and we really had a great time cutting up with everyone. I got a few good pictures, too.
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|Dad and I|
|Best drink ever! Sangria Swirled Margaritas!|
I think I'm about to start a series of posts from my old blogs on Sparkpeople. I feel that it may be more helpful to some to see where I was at in the beginning and middle of my weight loss rather than just towards the end. I truly wish I had started a blog before this point, but maybe that little bit of insight will be helpful to some. Tonight I am off to a Social Distortion concert! Yay! With special guests of the Toadies and Lindi Ortega (never heard of her). It's been so long since I've been to a concert and I am super pumped! So, I will yet again miss my Tuesday Body Pump class. Major, major bummer! I miss that class so much! After today it will have been at least 3 weeks since I last attended that class, I'm almost to the point of suffering from withdrawals! I managed to catch the class before teaching Zumba on Thursday, but it's just not the same! I have cheered a few times on singles, but something tells me it's just not going to take off, so I digress. But I will be back to my Tuesday routine next week and I will be extra careful so I hopefully won't injure myself any further and prevent any more hiatuses. And maybe we'll figure out where the hell this fatigue came from and why it has been plaguing me for months. Anyhoo, I am off to a rock concert, I shall post again (hopefully) soon!