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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Just recently I realized that since my braces have been removed and my face/throat muscles aren't tense all the time, I don't swallow the same way anymore. If I was really thirsty and 'chugged' a drink, it was a hard swallow and noisy. Now swallowing is effortless.

At each 4-month orthodontic visit, I see other adults in their 40's or 50's there. Have the impression I'm not the only one figuring out the source for chronic upper body pain.

I no longer think before I do this, or that, that my back might act up on me. Stopped needing to wear custom orthodontic inserts in my shoes because of planter fasciitis symptoms.

If I stretch my arch several times a day, make sure I rarely walk barefoot , and use shoes with decent support, I'm symptom free.

Winter has been hard on me and my dog. We've gained weight. I avoided walking on snow and ice because of my osteoporosis diagnosis. I wasn't motivate to exercise indoors. Even though I do a pretty decent job of eating healthy and avoiding overeating most days, I'm at the age where discouraging menopause weight gain is an ongoing struggle.

I'm up a size in my clothes and need to lose 10-12 pounds. So today I started using the Spark fitness tracker!

This website and community is absolutely amazing!
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  • FLAMENM
    Glad your teeth alignment made a difference...
    3377 days ago
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