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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I haven't worked out in two weeks. Okay, I confessed.

I'm starting to feel sluggish and stressed out again. I can feel the old nagging negativity creeping back in. I don't like it...they are like clingy shadows in the background pulling me down. emoticon

When I got on the scale yesterday, I had those two pounds back that I had lost in the initial gung-ho. They might be a factor of the medications from the wisdom teeth between the antibiotics and pain pills?? I had the infection in my bottom tooth for about a week which led to the surgery with another week of recovery. It certainly can't be from overeating! emoticon But, they. are.definitely.notwelcome.

All those nasty thoughts ran through my head like: why bother if they come back anyways? all that work was for nothing? why am I even trying? I should just give up.

Saturday will be the day when I'm allowed to be working out again. It's been so disheartening. You're not supposed to work out for at least a week after wisdom teeth extraction because raising your blood pressure and too much strain on your mouth can dislodge the vital blood clot. Sorry if that's too gross. But, apparently, if you lose the blood clots, you can end up with a very painful condition called dry socket. The hole is exposed to the bone and takes twice as long to heal.

Luckily, it seems I'll be in the clear for that. It's just a waiting game and a battle with my negative inner monologue.

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  • JOANNA202
    Don't be too hard on yourself. If you haven't been able to work out, then it's going to be hard to keep off those pounds but the fact that it's frustrated you and you can see how not working out is getting you down, is great motivation to move forward with.

    Have fun with your workout tomorrow, and those endorphins will get you going again!

    2061 days ago
    Sorry that you are having troubles lately. You can pick yourself up and move forward anytime. Some days are good and some days are bad, know the difference and don't let a bad one add up up to a week or a month. You can make a fresh start any day! Do it today!
    2063 days ago
  • AMBER461
    I am sorry to hear about your problem with your wisdom tooth but as soon as you receive the all clear you most certainly must start back you exercises. I know how your body misses it when you miss a few days never mind a week.

    Don't be discourage because of that get right into it again and those two pounds will be gone in a hurry plus two more pound.
    2063 days ago
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