Monday, June 28, 2010
Last week, I saw an osteopathic doctor. Along with accupuncture and micro-current therapy, he gave me a homeopathic remedy I take twice a day. It's called Ruta. I wanted to know more about it, so I did some research. I found the following info on answers.com.
"In homeopathic medicine, ruta is used as a first-aid remedy. It is used to treat strains and sprains, injuries of the cartilage and tendons around the joints, injuries to tissues lying over the bone, injuries of the periosteum, and sciatica. Ruta is often used for pain and stiffness in the hands, wrists, feet, and legs."
It sounds like my new doctor knows what he's talking about. I ran 7 miles almost pain-free on Friday. I say it was almost "pain-free" because there was a little pain around mile 4. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being no pain and 10 being like labor pains), it was a 3. Not bad after one treatment with the new doc.
I weighed myself on Saturday, and I lost 0 pounds. It must have been the birthday cake, teriyaki chicken, ribs, and white rice from the twins' birthday party. Or maybe it was the 2 slices of greasy pizza I ate just a couple of days before. Oh well. This stinks, but I know I will eventually lose the last 6 pounds. This week will be easy for me as far as eating better because I only see one bad eating session. It's on Tuesday night when I go out with my mom and sisters just before we see a midnight showing of "Eclipse." Oh yes, I am a true fan of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga. I read all four books in a week. I got my mom and sisters hooked on all the books even though they're absolutely not readers at all.
Today's Food and Activities
3 mile run
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
2 slices multigrain bread, 1 TBS BB spread, 6 slices turkey deli, basil, tomatoes
Dinner out with mom and sisters & small dessert!
Have a happy and healthy day!