Two things have come to my attention over the last couple of days, and I thought I’d share them.  Neither are particularly earth shattering, but one’s positive and the other is negative.

I’ll start with the negative.

My right knee is a little bit buggered.

I know exactly why this is – the most recent batch of orthotic insoles I bought were a different brand, as my usual ones were out of stock.  These ones aren’t as good, and the ones I’m using right now are my spares, as one of the proper ones tore when I turned by ankle the other day.

This all means that my arches aren’t properly supported, which means my feet roll inwards.  Because the different bits of my body are actually connected to each other (bizarre, I know), my feet rolling inwards means that my knees twist inwards too, in a less-than ideal way.

So, since I got my substandard orthotics, and since those fell apart and left me using my sub-substandard ones, my knees have been twisted at funny angles whenever I walk.

Which hurts.

I’ve got new ones of my usual make coming from my usual supplier shortly, so I should be able to fix this soon enough.

Next up, the positive:

I appear to have lost an inch and a half off my waistline.

Since moving house, I’ve lost some weight.  I’m guessing that some of this is because:

  1. I’ve now got a longer walk to and from the station
  2. I’ve been eating less takeout and cooking more of my own food instead
  3. I now have to go up two flights of stairs to get to the front door

…but it still came as a bit of a shock.  For the past year or so, I’ve had some trousers that were a bit too big and some that were a bit too small.  Trousers that actually fit me properly don’t exist, so those are my options.

Yesterday I was looking through the wardrobe to find some of the “slightly too small” trousers and found that they no longer existed.  I now own trousers that are slightly too big and trousers that are quite a lot too big.

It’s quite pleasant when that happens, except for the fact that I now need to go out and buy more trousers.  I loathe clothes shopping.  Most of the time is just spent trying to find something that’s even close to my size – style choices barely get a look in!