I did wear flats to work and it proved to be a good decision. I had to park on the 4th floor of the parking garage. I decided since my feet werent on fire id take the stairs. I forgot to pay for my parking on the first floor so I had to go all the way down and all the way back up. I decided that from now on I will park on the 5th(top) floor even when there are spaces on lower levels. Then i will take the stairs. So even if I don't get a real work out on those days I will be walking and standing all day at work and then go up 5 flights of stairs when I am done. That seems pretty good for a 'day off'.
I know besides not working out like I should have I didnt lose the 2lbs because I didnt eat enough. To be quite honest I am a little embarassed to eat at my new job. People there dont know I've lost weight. If you know Ive lost 100lbs youre going to call me skinny (everyone does all the time) but if you dont know i have lost weight you would still look at me like a fat girl, well because I still have fat. Even 100lbs lighter I am still the 2nd biggest girl there. So, i normally eat every 2-3 hours. I feel like an idiot eating so much there because no one understands whats going on. To them it looks like the fat girl is eating all the damn time- no wonder she is fat! so i brought carrots and hummus and almonds everyday. Those are great choices but I was there 7-9hours everyday, plus a good 45minute commute each way. That is not enough food. I didnt record my calories last week so i thought that i was doing ok but when i did go back and log i realized i ate less than 800 calories 3 days last week- the 3 days i worked at my new job. even eating snacks was not enough. Thats like anorexia calories. This week i am going to say fuck what anyone thinks- i need to eat. I'm going to bring hardboiled eggs and salads and tuna and im going to eat them on my schedule and if anyone comments itll be the perfect opportunity for me to tell them why. One downfall is theres no microwave so I have to bring options that are good cold or room temperature. One of my new co-workers is following me on instagram (the_real_romanoinc) so she knows because there are pictures on there. Now if i can get the rest of them to follow me i wont even have to explain lol a lot of the stylists there are young so theres always a chance this info has already been gossiped about and spread. Im cool with that.
Yesterday I ate pizza. But it was a great experience. I worked it into my calories and instead of ordering out I got a Newman's Own frozen pizza. Its organic, was on sale for $5, and if you dont know 100% of profit from newman's own products goes to charity. I think that makes it a win.
One of my best friends whos always been an athlete and super fit just had a baby and is in a body shes never been in before as well. She started reading a book by Bethany Frankel I believe- she is one of the real house wives. Its called Naturally Thin and its about staying or getting thin without a diet. My friend was sending me tips from it and a lot of them are things I do, and some of them were new and i think great advice so Im going to share them. I might end up reading the book and if so ill have a whole lot more to share then.
-One of the things she said is not to deprive yourself. you can have desert! but stop eating it when youre satisfied. Takes a few bites, enjoy the sugar overload and throw the rest away. Just because they put it in front of you doesnt mean you have to eat it!
-Another great point- why do we need two of everything?! if youre having toast have one piece, two of everything is just a bad habit!
-A point she made that i totally relate to is dont buy more because its cheaper. I love getting more for my money but i cant eat or buy things that are bad for me just because its a better deal. Unfortunately it costs a little more to care about yourself but an extra dollar or two isnt going to put you on the streets people. eat whats GOOD not whats CHEAP.
-Only eat half of your meal at restraunts and bring the rest home for another meal. if you dont have enough self control ask them to wrap up half before they even bring it to you.
-Stop eating when youre satisfied! i know i mentioned that in the first one but its worth mentioning again. How many times have you started to eat something that tasted amazing but by the end of it you are just eating it to finish.... the 20th bite i never as delicious as the first one! ive found myself eating fries on "cheat days" too many times and i catch myself thinking "these are not as good as i remember"... and what do i do? I eat the rest because i just paid for it and its infront of my face. I shouldve stopped eating it as soon as I realized it wasnt even satisfying me.
Have you ever heard of Osgood Schlatter's Disease? If not here is a nice little wikipedia excerpt:
"The condition is usually self-limiting and is caused by stress on the patellar tendon that attaches the quadriceps muscle at the front of the thigh to the tibial tuberosity. Following an adolescent growth spurt, repeated stress from contraction of the quadriceps is transmitted through the patellar tendon to the immature tibial tuberosity. This can cause multiple subacute avulsion fractures along with inflammation of the tendon, leading to excess bone growth in the tuberosity and producing a visible lump which can be very painful when hit. In more detail, activities such as kneeling may irritate the tendon."
When I was a kid I had terrrrrible pain in my leg. Sometimes i'd actually cry! my family told me to toughen up and get over the "growing pains". I dont know if my mom brought me to the doctor because of the pain or if i was just at a yearly physcial, but eventually my Dr let me know it was not a "growing pain"- it was osgood schlatters. He told me its more common in boys than in girls but not to worry and I'd grow out of it. i thought i did. then i started working out.
First I noticed it when i was exercising with resistance bands. I was on all 4s with the band around my arm and my foot lifting my leg. When I'd do my right leg my left leg would hurt like hell- like its stabbing the floor even though i was on a yoga mat. Then i started doing insanity which is a lot of jumping. I started to notice pain while i was exercising and eventually pain- or atleast discomfort- even when I wasn't doing anything.
I decided to do some research and discovered that a lot of adults who had osgood schlatters as children grow up to have "runners knee" or "jumpers knee". I bought a brace and a band that puts pressure right on the exposed tendon and it takes away any discomfort instantly. but then i started running and when Id take the strap off i would feel it again. It pissed me off because i didnt want to be one of those fat people whos exercise is limited because i have "bad knees"... and on top of that ONE bad knee- only the left one. if my right knee works perfect whats wrong with the left?! i knew there had to be something better.
More research and I discovered a pill called Oscon. I still dont completely understand how it works but i know it is not a pain reliever- it actually helps your body heal. It doesnt contain steroids or drugs- its all vitamins and enzymes. i read about a million reviews. All these people are giving it to their CHILDREN and raving about how theyre playing sports again and its a miracle and they were better in days, blah blah blah. So although I am not as educated as i prob shouldve been, i decided to order it. I did tell a friend i was going to be taking it incase i did have some crazy reaction someone would know.
It costs about $40 for 60 pills. You take 2 a day. most people will be completely healed after one round but others take two. even if i have to take it for 60 days instead of 30 i am cool with that. Its been about 3 weeks. I noticed a difference within days. Now I am at the point where I feel nothing. I jogged everyday the first week i took it and i had NO PAIN. I am still wearing the band to put pressure but its more just in case than something I actually need. Maybe im a retard for taking it, but I do not regret it as of yet. Id actually recommend it. that is why i am blogging about it- so if youre suffering you can try it too!
Ok everyone- hope you have a great week! im going to bust my ass to hopefully lose those 2lbs this week! going to start tomorrow off right with a kayak session in the morning :) goodnight!