Sunday, March 07, 2010

Still here

Just a few updates for those who are following along at home:

Running: The foot injury seems to have gotten a lot better. I'm still going easy on the running. Today was Week 5, Day 1 of Couch to 5K for me, which meant a 5-minute warmup walk, then three 5-minute runs interspersed with 3-minute walks, and a 5-minute cooldown walk. The C25K app makes following the plan a breeze. I love it. If you've never done a 5K or you're, like me, trying to get back into running after an injury, this is a great program to try.

Health: My thyroid tests last week showed that the antibodies are even more elevated than they are before. My doctor wants me to have a thyroid ultrasound to see what things look like. I'm hoping it's nothing serious. My allergist mentioned in passing that this could be related to my allergies, so that is something that might be worth investigating. The allergies have responded well to the meds and to switching to a fragrance-free body oil instead of a lotion.

Weight: This last week I weighed in at 172, not bad but not a lot of progress. I manage to log my food pretty consistently every week until about Friday afternoon, and then things tend to go south. My goal is to log consistently every single day of next week.

Mood: The sunshine and the running have helped, but I've still been feeling a bit flat. I think that's why I haven't had much to blog about.


  1. Some patients were able to reduce levels of antibodies by taking selenium suplements.

  2. Hopefully the doctors can get everything sorted out and you'll feel better very soon.

    I heard a news report a while back about body lotions as a possible cause of breast cancer. I've been using sunflower oil ever since and love it. It's fragrance free and works great. You just rub in on after shower.

  3. How random is this: I too am getting a thyroid! Bizzah. I found your link on the Jeanine website (pasta girl) and I haven't been on there in ages. I too developed a bit of a rash after the Beck Diet Solution...I still have the cards that I made, 2 weeks after delivering my youngest little peanut. Anyway...I like this! I look forward to delving more into your blog.

  4. I just came across your blog and saw that you are doing the C25K program...I just finished it last week! I started New Year's weekend. I was NOT a runner before starting this program. I am getting ready to run my first
    5K on Sunday and a half marathon in June. It is SO easy to follow and the 30 minutes goes by really quickly! Congratulations on getting to week 5 and keep it up!


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