Well, you may have noticed that I missed last week. (But, with my “break” from blogging, it’s possible you also didn’t notice.) 🙂 Whoops! I usually write my posts on Friday, so when it comes time to post it I can just put it up. Well, I didn’t get it written on Friday or Saturday or Sunday or Monday. So, I missed a week.
I have to admit that another part of the reason I didn’t write last week’s post is that I was feeling a little overwhelmed. Thursday I was at the gym and did the elliptical crosstrainer, and I ended up doing something to my knee. It was hurting to the point where I couldn’t even go up and down the stairs on Thursday. In addition to having an extremely painful knee, I had been having problems with my feet. No matter which exercise I do, my toes seem to end up numb to a certain degree. Some exercises are worse than others, but they all seem to end up with me having numb toes. Also, on my left foot, I have been experiencing a few different symptoms. First, I felt like I was walking on a small rock, but when I took my shoe off there was nothing. Then, it got to the point where every time I took a step, I had the sensation of a nerve being bumped. (Like when you hit your funny bone) So, I made an appointment with the podiatrist, and it turns out I have a pinched nerve in my left foot and the same thing seems to be developing in my right foot. So, right now, I can take it easy, ice my foot, get a cortisone shot if it gets worse, or have the nerve removed. Great. Then, I get to go through it all again with my right foot.
I wasn’t ready to talk about it last week, and I still don’t exactly how I’m feeling about all of that. But, I decided to take it easy on the impact exercises. This week, I’ve been doing biking (with numb toes) and a little elliptical. After I do those, I’ve been lifting weights. So far, I’ve only focused on lifting legs. I figured if my knee issues were due to weak muscles or tendons in my knees lifting would help me build up my strength.
So, as far as weight loss goes, I’m still at the same weight I was at 2 weeks ago. Last week I gained .4 pounds and this week I lost it. I’m sure that the fact that my baby is just about 4 months old also has something to do with my weight loss (and the lack of it). I’m trying to keep a good attitude and remember that as long as I get the good habits in place now, the loss will come when my body is ready.