Sparkpage Intro Archive
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!