I’m thinking I could use a little extra help healing, right?
So what’s a smart girl to do?
Go to the vitamin section and start rocking out with the muscle-building vitamins. Enter Co Q-10. I have heard everyone from my doctor to my pharmacist to random people who’ve seen me limp in public recommend it. I took it when I was pregnant (maybe that’s why D is the Mack Truck of babies) and realized I wanted to start taking it again. At $45 a bottle I was lucky it was buy one get one free at Walgreen’s or I would have cried buying it. Of course, that $45 bottle was the 200mg that will last me three months. So with the buy one get one I spent $45 for six months of Co-Q-10. Also it has something to do with mitochondria – and if there’s one thing I learned from Parasite Eve, it’s that the mitochondria are VERY important to keep happy and healthy so you don’t spontaneously burst into flames. (That was for you, two people who’ve played that video game…all for you…)
So I’m braced, looking out for my mitochondria, and doing other stuff like propping it up to keep my ankle from getting any worse and, hopefully, maybe even helping to speed my recovery.
In that same vein, I’ve been reading about food intake and this and that and almost bought something else at Walgreen’s last night but didn’t because I was scared of it. HGC. I don’t know what the hell it is but I read like three books over the last week that talked about it being essential for your hypothalamus in order to be all, “Oh hai you’re not supposed to hold onto all that fat!” Because even though I’m eating less and losing weight it doesn’t seem healthy that I’m eating less than my kids. No, really. They eat good kid amounts of food. I eat less. Than a 40 pound child.
F that. Seriously. That CANNOT be right. I’m not sedentary, either, but EVEN IF I WAS eating less than a child is screaming that there is another explanation for the issue. So after reading and reading and reading and checking out struggling people, successful people, people who used to be successful but now aren’t and people who have succeeded after a diet relapse. I’m going on the New Atkins program.
Because NEW Atkins has you eating veggies from day one. Which means it’s not insane like OLD Atkins. Plus lean meat is not discouraged and if you have very lean meat you need to balance it with fat in the form of “a pat of butter or a tablespoon of olive oil” – I’m pretty sure we can all agree that’s not going to make you a beast in a mumu. Three meals, two snacks, 4-6oz. of protein in each meal and … I don’t remember what the snack guidance was. But 20 carbs a day and 15 of those carbs are from veggies. Plus, there are zero carb veggies, so eat up leafy green lovers! I’m a leafy green lover and that’s what kept me away from Atkins since I did it like 10 years ago – I couldn’t NOT eat salad. Eating salad = FAIL also makes NO sense. I’m done eating in a way that makes no sense. Oh, and F the food pyramid, too. Something is wrong with that, too, I just can’t put my finger on what.
Plus the extra protein from New Atkins will help me not F up my muscle in my ankle any more than it is right now.
I really don’t want to limp forever if I can avoid that, kwim?