Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I did NOT realize that it has been over a year since I last posted a blog! Bad, BAD Beth! LOL
So much has happened! I ended up going to a physical therapy for my abdominal cramping and that was what fixed it. It turned out my muscles were super tight AND that I have a tilted pelvis. After 3 months of PT, it was completely gone! I'm so glad that's over! Now for "maintenance" I do yoga. I do it at home on the Wii Fit and I love it!!
Of course, I wish that was the end and I could say that was the end of it and everything is all better, but sadly it is not.
I was noticing my tummy was acting up right before my birthday so I contacted my gastric bypass doctor and his office scheduled an endoscopy for me. It revealed that I had a HUGE ulcer! It was a half inch in diameter which is really big when your tummy is really small. So I was prescribed a couple of meds and followed everything to the letter. 2 months later I had the follow up endoscopy and the ulcer was completely healed! The doctor and my husband were both shocked but I wasn't. LOL I knew I had done everything possible to ensure it was healed.
Is that the end yet? NOPE! The thing I'm dealing with right now that I'm working on getting under control is headaches. The last 3 months now I've been waking up to one and going to bed with one. Definitely makes it hard to work out. I had an MRI yesterday and of course it said my brain is normal. Me?? A normal brain? LOL Also, a friend of mine also told me about something called "the headache diet" so I'm working on that with some meds the neurologist is having me try. One way or another, I'll get this figured out! I did work out today and I felt great when I started but my head was pounding by the time I finished my yoga. I just want these headaches gone!!
Of course in the middle of all this I'm working on purging myself of being on meds and relying on diet and supplements to manage my symptoms. My goal is to be off of all pharmacuticals by the year's end and only be taking supplements. I know with the help of my chiropractor that it can definitely be done.
However, the last year hasn't been all bad! My hubby and I are doing great and I have been able to maintain the majority of my weight loss. I did go back up to 187 pounds but I feel considering all, that's not bad and I know I will reach my goals! It's just a matter of being strict with my intake and start over with working out again and working my body back up to where I was. I tend to bounce back pretty quickly so it won't take me long. With our taxes we got an Xbox bundled with the Kinnect so I got both Zumba games and I LOVE it! It gives me as good a workout as a class and I can change it up any way I like! It's also more accurate since the Xbox tracks your every move so I notice I tend to move more to make the Xbox happy and to get a higher rating. LOL I'm also working on getting my personal trainer certification finished so then I can go on and get my Zumba certification and start WORKING! I am so, so sick of sitting on my butt!
So there's my update!! I hope everyone is having a great day! I missed you all!!