Day 22

Today was a very good day for me!  I weighed myself this morning and I lost another 3 pounds making it 18 pounds total that I have lost since January 3rd!  I also registered at the College of DuPage for the 12-week classes for the Spring.  I think I finally figured out what my plans are for school too.  Things are coming together beautifully for me : ) 

After I registered, I went to REI to buy a pair of Vibram FiveFingers KSO.  I had heard about them when I saw someone wearing them back in August.  I was in desperate need of buying new work out shoes so I did some research on FiveFingers.   Vibram FiveFingers simulates walking barefoot, which moves your body in a more natural and healthy way.  They stimulate muscles in your feet and lower legs to build strength and improve range of motion.  I read the reviews and it sounded like everyone loves them and helps them work out better.

From the Vibram FiveFingers website:
“Our revolutionary design makes feet healthier by allowing them to move more naturally and freely.

The typical human foot is an anatomical marvel of evolution with 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments. Like the rest of the body, to keep our feet healthy, they need to be stimulated and exercised.”

I can keep going on and on but if you would like more information go to  I tried them on at REI and they were a little hard to get them on.  I guess there’s a method to putting them on by aligning your toes with the five toe pockets, sliding them into the pockets, and finally the heel.  It was a weird feeling once they were on.  Our toes are so used to being all cramped up in a shoe.  I put them on again as soon as I got home.  They say you’re supposed to start slow because you will using new muscles in the feet and lower legs.  I wore them around the house and even tried them out while I did my workout program at home.  I felt so light and free when I worked out.  It felt a little easier to do things because of the flexibility of the shoe.

I headed to the gym to finish my work out but I wore my old shoes so I wouldn’t overdo it in my new shoes.  I mixed it up a little by doing 35 minutes on the elliptical and 25 minutes on a stationary bike.  For some reason my legs felt very tired throughout my work out but I kept at it.  

Bring on Day 23! 

Goal = 1400
Food =1286
Exercise = 1163
Net =123
Remaining = 1277

Day 22 down, 343 days to go
18 pounds lost since 1/3/2011

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