Monday, December 20, 2010

Hot 100 #12

Doh, I forgot to update again.  I was off for a few day to rest my back and try and get some Christmas shopping done.  So I'm an idiot and totally forgot.  To be honest there really isn't anything to report.  I gained a little weight because of burning less than I was consuming.  I am however moving around better and even managed a training session on Friday morning!  It was a lot of free motion machine and no twist of the back.  Much tamer than my usual session but progress nonetheless.  I see my chiro one more time before he leave town for the holidays.  Hopefully, I can continue to heal and not do something stupid in the next two weeks!!!!

I spent Saturday with my niece and nephew!  It was an amazing day.  The only problem was not being able to pick my 4-year old niece up to get her drink at McDonalds.  It sucked not being able to explain that I couldn't pick her up.  We scooted a chair over so she could do it her big girl self; crisis adverted! 

The next two weeks I intend to finish out the Hot 100 the best of my ability and know that I gave it a great effort up until the end! 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Still in pain....

I saw my chiro yesterday.  I am doing a little better but still in a ton of pain.  Driving is the worst offender.  I was in tears on the way to work yesterday.  Today I managed to suck it up but could not wait to get out of the car.  It sucks when sitting, laying and walking hurt.  The walking actually hurts the least.  So I try to get up and move around as much as possible.  Dr. Back wanted me to hit the gym and walk; I looked at him like he was crazy.  I went.  It helped some.  Ms. All-star was shocked to see me mobile and has higher hopes than I that we will return to our regular programming on Wed night.  I'll keep my fingers crossed!  I guess the good news is I am walking and getting some sort of exercise.  Even if it is slow and deliberate.  I hate being in pain and not doing my normal routine.  I didn't realize just how much of a gym rat I had become until I couldn't go and play like normal.  I don't like it and will do everything in my power to get my back back to normal. 

Tomorrow is my monthly weigh and measure day but I am not sure that I feel up to it.  I reverted back to my old behaviors and ate more crap than normal.  I spent a lot of time wallowing in self pity and not following my goals.  We shall see what happens.  I've been sitting too long and need to walk for a bit!  

Sunday, December 12, 2010

All I want for Christmas is a new back

This has been a great year for my lower back until now.  It started to twinge after my workout on Friday.  It felt better with some low impact walking and arc trainer time on Saturday.  However, it did not like the 8 hours of standing/walking at our annual Parents Night Out event.  I am in misery today.  I can't bend without screeching.  I hate when my back goes out on me.  I am taking my prescriptions and using the heating pad.  I will be seeing my chiropractor tomorrow and getting some much needed help.  Here's hoping that with treatment this flare is over with very soon.    

I am trying to take it easy today.  Unfortunately, I have to do laundry and just carrying down all those baskets took me all morning.  I will get my mom's work clothes done and see if I feel up to doing more.   This is not the time of year to be limited in movement.  I have so much to do.  I kinda wish elves existed because I could totally use a few.  

This will physically set me back and that frustrates the hell out of me.   I was making such great progress.  I just need to remember that I can't do things right now and that doing them will only make things worse in the long run.  Sigh....

On a great note, we had our first snow of the season!! I love snow!  I took my puppy out and he loved it.  He was too little last winter and hated it back then.  Today he was a mad man with excitement!  It made me forget about my back for a few minutes and that is a great thing!  

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hot 100 #11

I can't believe this year is almost over.  Wow!  I have been way to busy and blogging has not been at the top of the list.  Not because I don't love sharing with all of you but just because it can be so time consuming as we all know.  I have been doing well and trying to stay on track with eating and exercise.  I had a fun workout tonight and actually feel energized to start my weekend of various church activities!  Why is the holiday season so insane, lol?
  1. Get more sleep.  I really need to make this a priority in the new year. If I were a candle both ends would have met by now.... 
  2. Lose 20lbs.  I weighed-in at 212.6 and that is a 3.6 loss.  I am totally happy with that and so glad to see the scale moving!! 
  3. Meal planning.  We are doing great with following the meal plan.  I can not even tell you how much easier life is when you plan it out.  Especially with throwing things in a crockpot and coming home to yummy food!!!  It has made such a difference. 
  4. Balance.  I am trying to work on this as much as I can outside trainer time.  
  5. Tracking.  I am doing soooooo much better.  My exerspy and Ms. All-star pushing me in the right direction helps.
I think the next three weeks will be successful maybe not the expected outcomes but still progress.  I am excited to see how this month continues to unfold.  Now back to merry busyness!  

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hot 100 Update #10

Hello everyone-

I feel like I have been MIA from blogland.  My basement cleaning was a monster of a project and I didn't get the opportunity to read blogs like I had wanted last week.  I have been plugging along but not consistently.  I need to regroup from a useless November and focus on making this a December to remember! 
  1. Get more sleep.  LOL.  Now that I have the Exerspy, I know exactly how much I am sleeping.  
  2. Lose 20lbs.  I weighed-in at 216.2 so I gained a pound.  However, I don't think this is attributed to my birthday or Thanksgiving but rather to a visit from Aunt Flo.  I weighed on Saturday and was down.  So I am not entirely worried about this one tinsy little pound.     
  3. Meal planning.  I planned Dec's meals on Tuesday.  We have a crap load of leftovers in the fridge from my week off and we are working our way through those!  This week has been easy for meals!
  4. Balance.  I am working on it.  My trainer encouraged me to stand on one foot while tying my shoes, etc.  It's hysterical..... 
  5. Tracking.  I am trying!  
I went swimming last night! Yay!  It felt good and sure I didn't even remotely come close to my NovGTD goal at least I still gave it an effort!  I am not doing the Dec challenge just for sanity reasons.  I have enough to focus on just regrouping my life!  Here's to an awesome December!