Friday, August 20, 2010
A lot has happened since I was last on Sparkpeople. Did a lot of work on my kitchen and townhouse (still not finished). Dealt with contractor who wouldn't listen to me...stressed to the max...ate....ate...ate. Gained 16 pounds, 13 of which came on in 12 weeks. Maintained for a couple months and have recently lost 4 lbs.
I bought the most amazing shoes which have helped, along with having the second mastectomy in December, in reducing my neuropathy pain by approx. 80%. I cannot believe the way I am feeling! I have not taken a prescription pain med since 5/6/10. Whoa! I have worked my way up from being able to be on my feet no more than 20 minutes to working on my townhouse while standing for 3 hours or more. I don't want to sound like a commercial or get in trouble for promoting a product, so if you want to know about the shoes send me a private message and I'll let you know what they are.
I have suffered pain since buying the shoes, however. It's a pain I have not really experience in years. It's called Muscle Pain. Yes, my new found ability to stand on my feet meant muscles had to be used in order to walk more and stand longer. These muscles had not been called upon to do much for years.
In the past when I resolved to exercise, pushed myself to go to the gym or ride my bike, but the resultant neuropathy pain would lay me up for a day or two after every exercise effort. My resolve to exercise would evaporate because of this. Muscle pain I can deal with. I have started back to the gym and am doing so much physical stuff at home. Muscle soreness/pain is exhilarating, not devastating like neuropathy pain is.
I have increased my prayer time and am keeping my focus on God more the past few months. This has helped my mental attitude to improve immensely. Although my finances are in horrid shape my mental attitude is in wonderful shape. I feel like I can conquer the world. Every day I get up now raring to go and wanting to do more.
Monday, February 22, 2010
This past week was filled with overeating and eating wrong. I am under quite a bit of stress and will be needing to spend my time dealing with life's issues and less time being online. I'm taking a break for a while. (Perhaps giving up SparkPeople posting is part of my Lenten sacrifices.)
I hope to be back online by Easter. Good wishes for everyone's progress and success in the coming weeks.
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