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Still in pain and boredom eating.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Good Afternoon all. I'm still in pain so I'm writing short and sweet. I'm fairly certain I have whiplash from my ride home on Friday aggravated by a slip on the ice early Saturday morning (think Bambi). No there was not a car accident but there were several sudden "stops and start" enough to violently snap my neck. I've had whiplash before and i'm fairly certain that's what I've got. R&R with anti-inflammatorys is about all I can do.

On a good note, my hubby found me a beautiful dog collar. I haven't had one in years and I can't wear it to work but makes me feel fun. I'll post a picture when I don't have pain on my face.

I've been "boredom" eating all weekend. I know what I'm doing but I can't seem to stop. I just keep grabbing stuff and not thinking. Normally I would do some exercise to change my mood, but that is really out. I can't move my left side, can't turn my head left and the ice slip messed up my knee and bad hip.

I'm falling behind and I hate the feeling. I'm letting down my teams and that is just not acceptable. I'm feeling like a bloated beluga whale. I'm going to try a walk tonight with hubby (he works on Sundays until 6pm). I don't want to go on my own with Tazzy because I don't trust my leg and/or neck. I've already gone down once today.

So it's going to be a week of very light activity and trying to get my food under control. Then back to real work.

Warm Wag!
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HZGLORY 1/14/2013 3:56AM

    I had a bad fall Kitty over the Christmas week and I too really felt the snap in my back and neck as I went down trying to avoid the brick in my yard. I slowly noticed the whiplash coming on as the evening progressed and spent the next four days on heat pads and away even from the computer because that really hurt my neck.

Yeah you can get it from more than a car accident I geuss. I have had it twice now so now I recognize it. It took me about 6 days for it all to be gone. Good for you for trying to take a walk, but I sure could not have for a few days.
Susan

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SNAILTURBO2GO 1/8/2013 5:58PM

    Hey girl... stay positive and be glad things arent worse! I'm glad to see you are holding such high standards with sparks, but take a day to designate to yourself and do "you" things...because you deserve it! The designate some time to sparks afterwords to reclaim your high roller status on here!
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KJELLYBEAN15 1/8/2013 10:11AM

    Oh no! So sorry about the pain. Neck pain is nothing to mess around with. Just take it easy and recover or you might truly regret it. Don't worry about your teams. You need to think about yourself. Looking forward to seeing the dog collar. Sounds fun.


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NPA4LOSS 1/8/2013 9:15AM

    emoticon I am dealing with some pain too right now. I hope that you are feeling better soon. emoticon

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WARRIORFIT1 1/7/2013 7:22PM

    Hope you're feeling much better sweetie! Hugs, Karen

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LIVINGFREE19 1/7/2013 6:48PM

    So sorry to hear this my friend.

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KELLIEBEAN 1/7/2013 6:54AM

    I've been there. Take care of yourself. I hope you are 100% very soon!

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HIKINGFIT 1/7/2013 6:02AM

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/7/2013 3:33AM

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Ouch! Sounds like you might have strained some muscles in the neck and that hurts and makes it difficult to hold up your head.
Relax and give yourself some time to heal. I know it's difficult to be patient when we want to get on with regular fitness routine but pushing yourself won't help with this one.
Boredom eating...now that's a tough one. You know as crazy as this sounds it's just about 6 months ago that I figured out that this was a big reason for my eating. Something that simple but it took me 50 + years to figure out. I see a few ideas provided already which sound great. Admittedly I don't have many suggestions for this one. I tend to spark-on in the evenings to keep me from boredom eating.
Enough of my rambling.
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JAXMOMMY 1/6/2013 11:41PM

    Oh Jeez! Sorry for the pain! Wish I could help. Join the club. I've had a dreadful weekend of lack of fitness and poor eating and in reading other blogs see I'm not alone. Just take it eas easy until you heal! Hope you and hubby got the walk in this evening. Sending healing vibes your way!

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JUMPINJULIE 1/6/2013 10:02PM

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CELESTE_B 1/6/2013 8:49PM

    Sending you a big hug! Try not to stress too much about being behind. You'll catch up. I always do!



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HOT_MAMA_13 1/6/2013 8:05PM

    Sending you lots of Love & Light Kitty... make sure you listen to your intuition and your body, let both work together to help you get well...

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TWEETYKC00 1/6/2013 7:49PM

    I can't wait to see that new collar! I bet Tazzy is ready to get you walking again when you are better.

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ANDY_54 1/6/2013 7:45PM

    Oh, hope you take it easy for now. Much better to rest now than to be really laid up (I speak from experience). I hate that feeling of not being able to do what I want--yuck. And I can only imagine what a go-getter like you must feel. Hope things turn around and you feel much better soon!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/6/2013 5:48PM

    Awwww, HUGS and hope that you feel better quickly.

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 1/6/2013 5:38PM

    Oh no! How terrible. I hope you are feeling much better soon!

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MERRY_XMAS 1/6/2013 5:38PM

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LESLIELENORE 1/6/2013 5:12PM

    You aren't letting anyone down! You are injured. Respect your need to heal... it takes a little time. As for comfort eating? Distraction works for me.

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CASEYSAUER 1/6/2013 5:09PM

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KATRINAKAT23 1/6/2013 4:56PM

  emoticon emoticon Hope you feel better soon.

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DOGLADY13 1/6/2013 4:32PM

    INDYGIRL had something in a recent blog about comfort eating. When she is eating for comfort, she instead tries to find comfort another way, like a warm bath or a snuggly blanket. Can you find something riveting that holds your attention do you don't eat to pass the time? I hope you heal quickly

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2BDYNAMIC 1/6/2013 4:08PM

    As my hubby would say to me: "It's time to KICK IT." .............. Meaning 'vedge' ............. kick back and relax ............. NO workouts ......... the body can't heal when it is taxed .......... Now for the eating this and that ............ here is one thing I do .............. take a See's sucker that is 2 points, whatever that means ............ (Not a WW person) ......... but the thing is: they last a long time, so I suck away and it suffices .................. emoticon ........ anti-inflamm's and REST .. Ya hear?? .............

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BESCATS 1/6/2013 4:06PM

    A little comfort food isn't all that bad. You will get back on track when you are feeling better, A trip to the doctor may be in order. Don't want you to get worse. Tazzy must be beside herself not knowing why she isn't walking with you, and doesn't like you being in pain. Thinking of you. emoticon emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/6/2013 3:49PM

    You need to give yourself a break Kitty! We all have times like this. If you are in pain you should take some time off and you are NOT letting anyone down!! No one is going to be mad at you if you don't comment on every blog or everything somebody posts on your teams!! I don't know how you do it with a job and your business anyway. You are injured and need time off. Those who know you know that you do not just blow people off.

Now, whenever you grab something to eat ask yourself if you're really hungry or not. If not, put the food back. If you are, make yourself something healthy to eat. If you can exercise try doing a walking video on YouTube if you need something gentle and low impact. If you can't, watch a movie or find something else to do that you like. Just don't push yourself too much whatever you do. You need to recover! Go for a walk tonight with your hubby but rest and relax until then! Hope you feel better soon!! emoticon

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ANNABELL598 1/6/2013 3:00PM

    Hope you feel better soon. We are all pulling for you. We know that you will be back stronger than before once your body heals. Don't rush the body, do what you can, and be proud of that! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/6/2013 2:42PM

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CANDOSUE52 1/6/2013 2:41PM

   

please get well soon!

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CIPHER1971 1/6/2013 2:41PM

    Take care of YOU, the rest of us will manage for a day or week, while you recover.

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DISAPPEARING1 1/6/2013 2:40PM

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LYDDIECAT 1/6/2013 2:36PM

    Rest up and heal. Maybe put on that dog collar to help lighten your mood. I can't wait to see a picture!

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CANDYCANE2B 1/6/2013 2:34PM

    So sorry you're still feeling bad. Take it easy and get well soon!!!

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JUSTME29 1/6/2013 2:30PM

    First - you are not letting anyone down. We read your blog and follow your progress not because we expect you to do "stuff" but because we care about you and are interested in what you are doing. You're injured and we feel for you. You absolutely are not letting anyone down.

Then - put down the food and back away slowly. It's hard, but you can do it. Are you really hungry? If you are then make yourself something hearty and healthy. If not, then stop eating. If you can't exercise then do something else you enjoy like watch a movie or something. Tonight you'll walk with your hubby, this afternoon you'll rest and recover.

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SPUNSILK327 1/6/2013 2:20PM

    I am feeling very similar (but because of recovering from hand surgery). Please take care of yourself and know we are with you you!! These low points are only temporary.

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SPOONGIRLDEB 1/6/2013 2:20PM

    Hey, you're allowed to take a bit of a break when you are in pain! Don't overdo it. No one on SP will get mad at you either if you don't comment on each and every item...I don't know how you do it in the first place! Anyway, it's not like you'd be blowing off people for no good reason. You've got to take care of yourself!

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1EMMA2011 1/6/2013 2:15PM

    Go to the doctor if you need to Kitty! The dog collar sounds fun and I've had whiplash before. I was incredibly spaced out... thinking of you!
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VTRICIA 1/6/2013 2:09PM

    Get better! let me know if you need any help on light your fire, if it's your turn to do challenges or something.

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ANATASHIKI 1/6/2013 1:54PM

    sorry to hear that . take care of you and rest. and don't eat just because you can't move emoticon emoticon

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SACHABEE 1/6/2013 1:52PM

    Be careful! Taking care of yourself comes first! emoticon

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JJAQUES41 1/6/2013 1:44PM

    Taking is easy sounds like a great prescription right now! Maybe you can try to boredom eat JUST fruit and veggies so it's not such a bummer when you reflect on what you been eating. Hang tough, but be gentle on your body.

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CREEKLADY1 1/6/2013 1:43PM

  Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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