Monday, February 06, 2012
Wow, can't believe how fast time passes!!! It's been a while since I have done this, but here goes...
First of all, everything is going pretty well. I went to the Dr. on Tuesday of last week to have a checkup and get blood drawn for checking cholesterol, insulin levels, thyroid levels... you name it. Just wanna be sure that I am not going in the wrong direction here. :) I have been diagnosed with Sciatica. For those of you who do not know what that is, here is my best discription... It hurts like H*LL. :( It has to do with your longest nerve in your body, your sciatic nerve. Some people experience numbness from your lower back to your feet, others PAIN. Well, unfortunately I am experiencing the pain. Workouts have been pretty much Nil. I want to workout, but why, when I know I'm going to be in pain the entire time I'm doing it??! So, on Tuesday I got put on a steroid for 10 days and a Physical Therapy session today. We will see how that goes. Hope it helps. The steroid has helped immensely, but you can't take it very long, or it will start causing problems for your liver... and DREADED WEIGHT GAIN! Go figure that something that helps the situation, can actually cause harm. :( This steroid gives me energy, makes me feel good, but I can already feel a difference since I take 2 for 5 days and then go down to 1 for the next 5 (which is what I started yesterday), dull pain is setting in. Not good. :(
On a positive note, I must be rubbing off on my hubby to want to lose weight. He quit smoking (after 31 years) and promptly put on 23lbs. So I told him that he needed to take time for himself and focus on losing it for himself. It doesn't bother me, but when I can see how frustrated he is with it, it does bother me. He's lost 2lbs so far and has only been working out for 2 weeks, so Yeah him!! I just want him to feel good about himself and to know that I'm not looking at his weight, but I am looking out for his health! I want him to be around for a long time. :)
Everyone is healthy and doing well. I got my eating pretty much down to a science and ready to incorporate my exercise into that equation. Hopefully this PT session will give me some pointers to stretch out my right side and get back into putting eating healthy and exercising regularly a necessity.
That's what's going on with me! Thanks so much for all of the support I get on here. I know that I can't do this without you! Hope you have a super week! Eat great, make good choices, and exercise!!! We can do this!!! :)