Thursday, March 08, 2012
I have been having quite the battle with evening snacking for weeks. My weight hasn't gone up more than a couple of pounds... but the upward weight creep is there. So last week I really got myself off to a good start and I was battling the snack demons with some success and I was upping my calorie burn too. It was going well, until Thursday.
I was t the park running... like I do 2-3 times per week and then I got what felt like a bad cramp in my left calf. This was after I had a wardrobe malfunction that caused me to go home and change clothes... So the cramp hit and I limped back to the car, went home and put my feet up. I then took the next 2 days off from workouts to rest my leg, did some fairly gentle strength work on Sunday and noted a great deal of improvement in my leg.
So, Monday, I tried to start running again... not in as long of intervals as previous, but the leg cramped up or whatevered again... and in the subsequent days, I have taken it easy and massaged and stretched the muscle, which has alleviated the pain. I even talked to a doc I work with about the possibility of a blood clot... and he said it was unlikely. But tonight, I got home and took off my uniform and boots... and my leg was very swollen and slightly discolored above my boot on that side. So now I am terrified that I have a DVT in my leg and will have to go on blood thinning medications or something distasteful like that.
I am going to the doctor first thing in the morning.
I also talked to my sister in law this morning who told me that my two oldest brother have macular degeneration like my father... so it's genetic and I probably have a high chance of developing it too. Oh goodie, I can look forward to going blind in about 25 years....
Then this evening, my toilet decided to clog. So I was trying to plunge it and hold the floater ball up... the floater broke off in my hand and the water started running and running and running... the answering service lady reminded me about the shutoff after there was an inch of water on the floor. Maintenance is coming and I just want to cry.
I have been working hard to get myself back up to speed... and I just feel very defeated right now.