Quoted from marjoriePain might be that I am not eating enough... today I only had a small portion of veg in the am and then greens for lunch and a pear about 2 hours later. No protein.. money is tight.
Quoted from JoyceDidn't think O's could survive without some animal protein!
Quoted from ruthiegirlYou ate a pear and nothing else for that snack? I bet you would have had much less problem with the pear if you'd had it with a hard boiled egg or a handful of nuts. For many Os, fruit needs to be eaten WITH protein or it messes up blood sugar. I've heard of people having fruit first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, but then they eat protein half an hour or an hour later. Fruit by itself for a mid-day snack isn't wise.
How do you do on beans? I personally only have beans WITH other protein, but it does allow me to feel full and satisfied with less animal protein when I have beans at the same meal. Even if beans were your only or your primary protein at a meal, it's better than doing without. Canned beans are very cheap and dried beans are even cheaper (though require more advanced planning to cook.)
You could cook up a large quantity of beans with a small amount of egg or poultry, and you could save grocery money while still allowing yourself protein at every meal.
Quoted from ruthiegirlI don't think that 5 extra pounds is enough to cause plantar fascitis. Exercising with bad sneakers could do it, and malnutrition could do it. It's most likely a combination.
Instead of buying new sneakers, it may be more cost-effective to buy cushioned inserts for your old sneakers. This is the kind of product I've bought for my shoes, although I bought them in a local supermarket or Target (not online) and I'll buy the generic brand if it's available. http://www.drscholls.com/drscholls/products/TriComfortregOrthotics.jspa The name brand costs around $10, which is far less than a new pair of sneakers. When I had plantar fascitis, I found that this kind of insert helped reduce the pain a lot. I could feel it when the inserts wore out and needed replacement.
It's certainly possible to gain weight from not eating enough food, or from not eating enough of certain nutrients (protein included.) Metabolism slows down when you don't eat enough, and your body holds onto every calorie.