I hit the one year mark living the Keto lifestyle this past week. I don’t get my blood work done until July to see how all is going in that area. I am still at my 75 lb. loss and wearing large in tops and size 14/16 in shorts and jeans. But at least my blood sugar is dropping again. That cute little pooch is our Sadie Mae. She loves to photobomb pics!
So glad I have the energy now to get this place ready for the market. We got 1/3 of our house packed up last week and put it in storage last Friday. Yesterday I spent all day dejunking drawers, washing all the oak furniture with Murphy’s Oil Soap and then rubbing with Old English. (Need to do the office furniture also, but will do that when we are packing up the house for the move.) I just kept chugging along and tackling things that I couldn’t do in the past. We have some final things this week to get done. We meet with our real estate agent Friday and then the rat race begins.
My feet hurt!
All was going well in my little world. I was keeping my blood sugars below 100 and getting my three miles in a day. Last week I started having pain in the ball of my right foot and it was very painful. The left hurt a little bit, but the right was worse. I felt like I had a huge knot in the middle of the ball of my foot. I had been wearing the same shoes I was wearing to the Y and all had been well. I did a search and found out that if a person has broken their metatarsal bone in their foot, it can get inflamed and affect the ball of the foot. Evidently my walking every day 3 miles was causing this old injury to stir up.
So I followed their instructions and went to the CVS pharmacy close to us and did the foot mapping machine. I got my insole supports and put them in my tennis shoes. Ahhhh…felt much better. So I went back to my walking.
Saturday I was working on my sewing room and cleaning up. I looked down at my feet and thought I had a huge dust bunny on my toe. I went to clean it off and it wasn’t a dust bunny. It was a huge blister with blood in it on my toe. I got to checking and I had blisters on almost every toe (on the end.) We popped them and got anti-biotic salve on them. Now what! I sure couldn’t walk with these blisters on my toes. At least the ball of my foot was feeling better.
Leon told me it was from putting the inserts in my shoes. He is such a wise man. Heather gave me the name of an athletic store where they would fit me with the right kind of athletic shoe and supports, so we headed to Sugarland. I took my old shoes with me. I am 62 years old and I learned something new yesterday.
I may wear a size 7.5 to an 8 shoe, but when it comes to athletic shoes, I wear a size 9.
If you are putting supports in a shoe take out the old insert. (I could not take out the inserts in the old shoes so I had just put my supports on top of them. Bad idea.)
I tried on three different kind to find the right fit but we found the right one for me along with the inserts.
This was another bump in the road on my journey to wellness, but it was fixable. Just needed to rest my foot until the blisters are healed up more. My new shoes are bright. I told Leon he could see me in the dark. LOL!
A new book to read!
Dr. William Davis, author of “Wheat Belly” has also written a great book “Undoctored.” He has been giving snippets of his book on YouTube. I highly recommend both of his books. Adding it to my links page. You can start watching his YouTube videos at this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/wheatbelly/videos. I still stick my food list that Dr. Westman has. But there is much to glean from Dr. Davis as a cardiologist. I appreciate doctors who want to prevent disease rather than manage it.
Until next time! Mimi has gone Keto and is loving it! No turning back!
Please note! I am not giving any medical advice, but only sharing what I have experienced on my personal journey to wellness. Check out my links page for websites, books, and videos that are posted for educating yourself on reversing diabetes and the ailments that come with it. These are links, books and videos that I personally glean from often. I am always trying to educate myself on being healthy. Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.