Monday, June 28, 2010

Homeopathic Remedy

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

"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
core work
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
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!


MissHaneefa said...

I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better. I hope that this keeps up, so that you can run the half marathon.

Debbie said...

You are doing great. I did not lose any weight his week myself. I like the stars on your post.

Debbie said...

You will lose your six pounds.. I did not lose any weight myself this week. I like your stars on your blog background.

Jennifer said...

I think it is great you put things into your own hands and saw a new dr. I am very much like that. The more education you can get the better in my opinion.

As for the food...I dont think you really did too bad. You are exercising a lot and deserve to be able to eat those things in moderation. I hope you dont have any guilt. Those last 6 lbs...darn them! In my case it seems to be the last 20-30 that dont want to come off.

Having said all that, I think that you eating some different stuff this week will give you great results next week. I truly believe that sometimes our bodies need something different. Sometimes people say we need to "shock" our bodies but to me that sounds so severe. So maybe something "different" is the key :)

Hang in there. Those last 6 will come off. And in the meanwhile keep up with your exercise( as much as your body allows of course). You are a true inspiration.


LeeLee said...

I'm so happy that Ruta is working for you. I say a pain of a 3 is excellent for a 7 mile run. Just be safe and listen to your body! Take care!!!