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Maybe its not my knee after all!!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I just had a thought...maybe my actual knee isn't the problem, even though that's where it hurts.

My beau has extreme and constant pain over his shoulder and down his arm....after a couple of years of misdiagnosis' we found out that he has cervical spinal stenosis and we are to the point now of waiting for surgery for him to correct this....its the nerves that begin in his neck/spinal column, that are being pinched and causing the pain that actually hits in his arm.

When I got up this morning, my back was sore....I have bulging disc in between L4-L5 and L5-S1....I also have a lot of trouble with my sciatic nerve....that begins there and where does it run? From my behind, down my legs! That stupid nerve runs right behind the knee!

Of course I will wait to be sure of what the xrays and stuff say when I go to the doctor again, but if they don't turn up anything definite, I will bring up the problem with my sciatic and see what he thinks about that.

In the meantime, I can work on my back issues and get the right stretches done for that problem and if nothing else, I can get some relief there!

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KAREN608 8/3/2012 5:56PM

    Me & my sciatic nerve have our issues. Sigh. I have to go to chiropractor every 2 weeks or my left foot goes completely numb and my hands too. If I wait 3 weeks I am miserable. Glad you are getting more fit and working through your issues!

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GETSALONG 7/29/2012 3:34PM

  emoticonhope they can find & fix what it is! sciatica is tuff stuff too! hang in! your alternative workout/other areas is sparktacular! way to do what you can :)

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TXGRANDMA 7/29/2012 12:42PM

    Stretching and strengthening will help! I am betting it IS related to the sciatica. Good Luck! emoticon

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RRBSKI 7/29/2012 12:36PM

    I have a brother that gets his back "tuned up" once a year at a chiropractor to keep his neck and shoulders from hurting. Best of luck...pain sucks.

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That was different!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Walked a mile in the pool in the 4 ft section, lol, I can do a mile outside in about 20 minutes...in the pool it took an hour and 15 minutes!
My knee is ok I think, its been sore all day and now its tired too, but I haven't got that sharp pain that I had before.

Wonder if I burned that more calories. Tomorrow is a walk outside since the gym is closed and maybe whippin some tail on horseshoes on the kinect...

Enjoy your weekend and the Olympics, if you are watching them!

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    emoticon girl!

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RRBSKI 7/28/2012 7:37PM

    I'd think walking in water would burn more calories... water resistance. Definately enjoying the Olympics. Have a great one.

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MSKITYOCAT 7/28/2012 6:16PM

  Keep on keeping on, Blessings

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SBNORMAL 7/28/2012 6:05PM

  Walk the talk, the miles in the water is probably more since you were in so long. You might want to check out the fitness tracker!!

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Just tired. Glad the week is done.

Friday, July 27, 2012

I haven't been sleeping well this week and with worrying and dealing with my knee and being in some pain, all the stuff going on at work....when I got home from work tonight, I made a bad decision followed by a worse one.

I had planned on taking our gym account off hold today and hitting the pool this evening, but I forgot that the gym closes at 6 on Fridays and we don't get off until 6.
We had a big storm that came through late this afternoon and the stoplights were out right at 5pm so traffic was a nightmare, it took probably 20 minutes to get home instead of the usual 5 minutes. By the time we got home and I put up the little bit of groceries that I bought before collecting my beau from work, it just hit me.
I'm tired.
I'm tired of not sleeping.
I'm tired of feeling like I have to babysit myself all the time.
Sometimes I wish I could just be a normal person.
I am worn out from end of the month stuff at work along with the stress of our company being broken up and sold and hopefully still having a job after August 20.
I am tired of babying my knee and I am tired of this pity party I have been wallowing in all day.

Bad decision....giving in to being worn out and tired.
Worse decision....ordering pizza after feeling extra hungry today AND forgetting to specify thin crust.
Worst decision....letting my guard down, letting the bad habits sneak back in and eating 3 slices of said pizza without even thinking about it.

I have been sitting here feeling like I have a rock in my stomach and my heart has been pounding away like crazy.

Although I was bordering on full, I waited a little bit and ate some cold watermelon which has helped settle things a bit. At least it cut the grease from the pizza anyways and settled my stomach.

Why I let my guard down, ESPECIALLY on the night before weigh-day, I have no idea. I had weigh day scheduled specifically on Saturday mornings because we usually have a night out on Saturday or Sunday night, which gives me a week to correct any mistakes.

It has been a long week, a lax week, a frustrating week full of ups and downs, and thank God its over!

I logged, blogged and now I am movin' on!

I WILL get sleep tonight, I WILL get to the pool tomorrow, and I WILL either get on the Kinect or get out for a walk on Sunday!
I'm NOT normal and that's not necessarily a bad thing, I have my beau who loves me for me and my family and my friends too.
I have made progress so far and will continue to reach my goals.


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KAREN608 7/28/2012 8:56AM

    I read that about pizza and thought, wow, I would have caved in for six pieces, to be honest. I know stress and wondering if you'll still have a job are downers. Glad you got back up and decided to move on. That is most of the battle, to keep on. I spend some time with thin gals and they just don't eat much food ever. If I add exercise it makes all the difference. I don't want to not move and eat like a bird.

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KHRYSSTL 7/28/2012 5:07AM


Wow! You had a humdinger of a week! I am so glad that you 'blogged it' out and you were able to refocus on the positive and move forward! Kudos to you! My favorite saying is, "Strive for progress not perfection". I used to call myself the "Queen of all or nothing" and I can't tell you how many times I let one slip/one meal...derail weeks of healthy eating and how many times I just *gave up!* You so have the right attitude...that was yesterday and this is today. Today, I can and I will do what I need to do to achieve my goals!

Happy Saturday to you! Have fun in the pool and playing Kinect! For me.......I am thinking about starting the weekend by walking...to/from the car with some yard sales! Hey...with a pedometer every step counts and a gal has to have a hobby right? Bargains and *treasure* here I come!

cj/ emoticon

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Woot!!!! Cholesterol levels!!!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Since losing my dad, I am terrified of a heart attack, any little pain above my waist is subject to severe scrutiny for me.
I have been trying to get my cholesterol levels down forever now and FINALLY...!
I had my levels checked in November and the doctor put me on Lipitor. I ran out almost a month ago and just got my levels checked again.

Cholesterol from 226, down 42 points to 184! \o\ \o/ /o/ Happy dance!
HDL from 44 to 43
Triglycerides from 224, down 40 points to 184!
LDL from 137 to 104...almost there (should be 100 or less)

And my risk ratio went from 3.12 to 2.42!
Although I was kinda bummed that he refilled my script, by the next time, I should be all normal and will have one less heart scare!!!!

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KAREN608 7/27/2012 9:40PM

    That's great! I was at the top dose of one that really helped and now they allow a higher dose, so up by half and I am hoping my numbers will be improved since I am not eating so much junk food anymore. I still crave it and do not know why pizza has such a hold on me, and I don't mean low cal chicken pizza. So happy for you, good numbers are worth a happy dance!

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IMSOOZEEQ 7/27/2012 4:22AM

    That is fantastic news!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KHRYSSTL 7/26/2012 6:39PM


That is FANTASTIC!!! Keep it is up! Those numbers will keep going down! I haven't had my levels checked in awhile but the last time I went to the doctor I was 'border-line'. I am hoping with my visit in September I will have not only be able to show my weight loss but healthier cholesterol too! You are very inspiring! emoticon


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NESARIAN 7/26/2012 5:28PM

    Very encouraging to me but many, many, many congrats to YOU! well done!

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DISPATCHGIRL32 7/26/2012 3:44PM

  Congrats!! Wish i could do that myself!! Keep up the good work!

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EWL978 7/26/2012 3:27PM


Take my word for it..OR, better yet, take his word for it...you don't just STOP taking this chemical all at once...you need to wean yourself off of them slowly.

I'm so glad you've had good results!! One of my daughters has a terrible problem with cholesterol...hers is somewhere over the rainbow and no amount of meds brings it down. She exercises, watches her weight and it doesn't seem to matter. She's already had stents put in the heart area...so we just close our eyes and don't think too much about it...(sigh)


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Steroids and taco bowls!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Good news from the doctor, I can still exercise...as my knee tolerates, so it will be back to the gym and the pool for us for awhile...Got another steroid shot, JEEZ, my doctor loves those steroids, but they burn me up! I went for x-rays too for my knee and hip (that I was supposed to have x-rayed last week) I also got a huge painkiller shot and just finished sleeping it off.
When he asked if anything happened to my knee, I told him that my fat happened to it and maybe I was too big to run and he told me that was nonsense. He is such a good doctor!

Its 9pm and I am just finishing dinner but I got to use my new taco bowl pans tonight for dinner...note to self...don't be a calorie nazi and get the bigger tortilla shells! They were more like little cups, so I had two of them, lol!
Yummy though, I made shredded chicken and mixed in the leftover pulled pork and added taco seasoning, filled up each bowl with 1/4 cup meat, 1tbs shredded cheese, some garden spring mix, and slice of avocado and a squeeze of lime, YUM!

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EWL978 7/26/2012 9:43AM

    I'm so glad I checked in here this morning....I was "worrying" about you! Nothing like a Jewish mother, you know! (g) Glad you got a good answer from your doc...maybe it was worth the darned wait for him. Now, just do what he tells you and BE CAREFUL how you exercise. emoticon

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YESCURLYCAN 7/26/2012 2:26AM

  That is good to hear re: your doctor visit. It's funny because I feel like that while they are indeed some big people who can run, not every big person SHOULD run. Me being one of them. I attempted it, and my knees and body were screaming at me so I stopped. I think if you don't have pre-exsisting issues, sure why not, but if you do then maybe you should consider other excersises.

Anyway, I am glad you got that taken care of. Be mindful with your knees emoticon and I have taco bowl pans too. Your bowls sounded yummy emoticon. Spark on!

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