Oops. Ok so last weekend Snackers and I went looking for two things that I needed to make walking/exercise easier. The first item was a pair of compression pants which we found at Target for super cheap and I love, love, love them. The second item was a daytime brace for my PF which we found at Walgreens. The instant I put the little stocking like wrap on I felt relief ... it was like a whole new foot! I wore it all the rest of Sunday evening, took it off before bed, and put it back on first thing Monday morning.
Wore it all day Monday, took it off before bed, and put it back on first thing Tuesday morning. When I woke up yesterday morning I went to scratch my leg at the top of the brace and it felt bruised but the relief that the little sock brought to my heel was too wonderful so I simply folded the top down a smidge and went on with my day.
Last night at football practice my whole foot started to hurt so I took the brace off and my foot and leg were purple everywhere that the sock had been. Two of my friends insisted that I needed to spend some time without the sock because that was bad and I knew that they were right but no sock meant no walking and once I took it off my foot started to hurt even worse, all over ... you know, like when you sleep on your arm and it falls asleep and then starts to ache everywhere due to loss of blood flow.
My foot remained purple throughout practice, though it did start to improve. When we got home and I told Snackers he looked at it and said he could still see a color difference even though it had been almost three hours since I'd first taken the sock off. So I guess I'm going to go without it today, which means no walking today ... but on the up-side I weighed this morning and am back down to 228.0.
Ok, so it's definitely still not fat loss, but at least I can take comfort in knowing it wasn't fat gain either. My diet yesterday felt so much more normal to me! I had one little hand-roll for supper on the way to practice and thought I would be starving when I got home but I wasn't. I had a bite of hummus on a spoon because I wanted to take my vitamin and I didn't want it to upset my empty tummy but it felt a lot better to be back to eating less and not feeling like I HAD to eat a certain number of calories. Cass was right, my food choices lately have sucked. When I'm choosing healthy food options and just eating until I'm satisfied an 800 calorie average just happens. When I was actually trying to eat 12,000 + I felt like I was having to either eat twice as much healthy food as I wanted to or eat bad food in order to increase my count. Maybe that's just the way I am ... different people have different metabolisms after all. I knew a gal in college (Ki knew her too) that could put down a full rack of ribs with sides at Chili's and finish whatever anyone else at the table didn't want and she only weighed 96 lbs. Maybe caloric recommendations aren't 'one-size fits all'. Clearly she needed more calories in her diet on average and maybe I'm just someone who needs less than average in mine.
140 oz of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 serving peanut butter
1/2 serving greek salad
1 serving sunflower seeds
3/4 chicken quesadilla
Daily Caloric Intake: 859
Walking: 0.75 mile
Rough housing w/Vladdy