September Weigh-In

To be honest with you, I had originally decided I would not weigh-in this month because of my recent injury. I was feeling down about running and I thought it might be detrimental to my sanity if I stepped on the scale and saw a gain. The last thing I needed was weight gain on top of not being able to run!!

My curiosity got the best of me, however, and this morning I stepped on the scale anyway.

And I was pleasantly surprised to see a 1 pound loss! Weird! Not running seems to have had the opposite effect on my body. Which makes sense now that I think about it because my appetite has gone way down the last few weeks. Not running = normal appetite instead of a raging, psychotic hunger that makes me want to eat everything in sight! šŸ˜‰

Check out my page for the Current Measurements here. I haven’t any inches, but I am good with that. I seem to alter losing inches every other month. One month I’ll lose weight, the next month I won’t but I will lose inches, and so on.

Diagnosis

I left work early yesterday to go to the doctor about my knee.

The good news: It’s not permanent. I was diagnosed with “Overuse” of my IT Band. She said:

-No Running for at least 6 weeks.

-No hiking or activities that cause knee pain.

-Rest, Ice, massage, stretch.

-Elevate the knee and take anti-inflammatory meds.

-Do physical therapy once a week for 6-8 weeks.

-Do acupuncture on my IT Band.

-Eventually do yoga if it does not hurt my knee.

-When I do start running again, run on a track or treadmill for cushioning.

She said my legs are really strong. She said I’d be able to run again. She couldn’t give me a time-line though and referred me to a physical therapist. I see the Physical Therapist this Thursday afternoon, and I have an appointment for Acupuncture on Sunday afternoon. I am determined to beat this!

I’m glad the news wasn’t as awful as I’d been anticipating. I clearly just need some rest. And this time of rest from running is perfect for my new weight lifting goals. I am determined to see changes!

QUESTION: Have you ever tried Acupuncture? What should I expect from my first session this weekend?

11 Responses

  1. Well that sorta sounds like all good news.

    I have had acupuncture (now I can’t even remember what it was specifically for – maybe pains in places?), and it did immediately help but the pain came back within days. Chris went a few times for stomach issues, and they cleared up entirely but we’re not totally certain which factors solved it.

    I was not big on looking at the needles but it didn’t hurt, and if it hurts or burns you need to tell them.

  2. Hello Lisa,

    I came to your blog after reading your comment about the ice bath over at Amanda’s blog. I would recommend getting in the tub with water, no ice first, then add the ice to the water after you have adjusted to the tap water. Also, put on a sweatshirt, cover your ears, gloves, and hot tea or coffee. Get an aquarium thermometer and get the water down to around 52 degrees. It helps a LOT. Good Luck!

  3. I’m sorry you can’t run for 6 weeks, but I’m glad you listened to your body and took it easy after Hood to Coast. Don’t get discouraged! You can focus on swimming which is a fantastic workout anyway.
    I’ve never done acupuncture so you’ll have to let me know how it goes!
    Also, congrats on the weight loss!

  4. Acupuncture is a piece of cake, you’ll be fine! You will probably feel pressure and maybe a little prick but other then that it should be painless.

    I’m glad that your diagnosis was good and that you will only be out of action for a few weeks

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