I made it through, I did not drown my sorrows in food, but I did bring diet sodas back into my life. I am feeling really deprived and sullen lately with the foot pain and not being able to have a bag of chips to make me feel better, so I had a diet root beer instead. It's a crutch, it will help get me through, and I will cut them back out again eventually. They are allowed on Medifast but I just felt like they are not the healthiest choice. Better than a bag of chips or candy right now, though, so I will have a diet soda once in awhile.
This morning after being in a recliner almost all day Friday, my foot pain was down by about 80%. I took my daughter to the library and went grocery shopping (got some chicken breasts and thighs, chicken sausage, spaghetti squash, peppers, mushrooms, bananas, and plums) and by the time I got home my feet were KILLING me! Still not as bad as pre-shots, but only about 30% reduced pain. I am sitting in the recliner again with ice on my feet and will take it easy the rest of the day. Doctor said to walk less, bike more, and try a new orthotic insert by New Balance, so that's the plan.
I am going to make baked chicken nuggets for the kids tonight for dinner and a baked chicken breast for me, with salad and vegetables. Maybe brown rice or pasta for the kids too.
Looking forward to a fresh start September 1.
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