June 12, 2005 at 11:10 am
Lost 1.5 pounds this week which is pretty good considering I didn’t walk at all. Our air conditioning broke right as summer started coming on. The exercise room gets hot enough when it’s cool. It’s an absolute bitch to try walking in there without any ventilation, so I decided not to. I also either irritated a nerve or strained a muscle in the back of my upper left leg, so I thought it was good to give that time to heal.
It also seems the plantar fasciitis in my right foot is making a comeback. Basically the plantar is a band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot. If you increase your activity level a lot, like I have, and you are overweight, like I am, you can cause little micro-tears in the plantar. You feel pain when you put weight on it in the morning or after a period of inactivity. After you’ve walked around on your plantar for awhile it stretches out and the pain goes away. All in all it’s a pretty minor annoyance.
After I developed it for the first time I didn’t even notice when it went away. I had gotten so used to the minor pain that I’d actually been able to ignore it. It’s possible I may have had this bout of plantar fasciitis for a couple days, but I’ve only just noticed it this morning.
The ravages of exercise on the body, eh?
Earlier: Weight: 298 – Pounds left to lose: 138
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