I got my new jogging trainers yesterday. I jumped for joy, put them on and headed out the door to try them out. They were, thankfully, the right size and they are quite comfortable. One does feel a bit taller and lightweight on these babies. Though after about 15 minutes into my brisk walk I noticed the burning under the balls of my feet. Oooooh god almighty! I couldn’t wait to get them off. I haven’t used this type of trainers in a long time but according to all my research these shoes were the best for my foot pronation. So like anything else, it is a matter of training my feet to walk properly.
The whole reason I have been wearing ankle braces with my other walking shoes was for this lack of stability. As I am losing weight I gain more of this stability and have needed them less and less. However, stable shoes are still important. Walking as a 120kg something person is definitely different than walking after losing 20 kilos. It’s always an adjustment. But definitely one in the right direction. My feet are also a bit wide so I needed to open up the laces a bit more. It isn’t too bad and for the most part quite comfortable. We shall see how I get on in the coming weeks and months as I attempt to jog in them regularly. My hope is that my feet and shoes will make friends and stop bitching at each other.
In other news I joined My Fitness Pal! I have been at it for a week now and I have been super good with my calorie counting, water intake and work outs. The people there are so friendly and supportive too. This is the first time I have been able to stick with calorie counting in an online program. Most of us eat the same foods regularly and MFP captures that phenomenally. I love the fact you can save your previous meals, make your own recipes and add your own brand or lack of brand name products. It is so quick and painless to do. Plus I love the app on my phone! I couldn’t ask for more to help keep me on track.
The food diary above is what I ate yesterday. I snacked a lot as you can see but it was super easy to keep track of my calories. I ate more small meals throughout the day but entered them on the my snacks section. Will make them into small meals for easy choosing soon. For example, I made a fruit salad with a pear, strawberries, walnuts, dates and a tsp agave nectar. That was something I had a couple hours before bedtime because I didn’t want to eat it immediately after dinner. I am trying to train myself to have smaller portions but well rationed throughout the day.
I have also been weighing myself daily just to keep an eye on the ball. After my weigh in I was having a hard time with my calories and I went up to 103.5kg at some point. Besides PMS starting early for me this month and feeling bloated like a whale the scale said 101.4kg this morning. I am not going to get toooooo excited because it isn’t official weigh in day but it’s still pretty freaking awesome! I am getting closer to UHU. Yes! And I haven’t felt deprived of anything. Just look at the recipes I have been posting lately. I am not living on salads and water. This is definitely a very nice lifestyle change.
Enjoy the rest of your week! Cheers, Kari