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Blog 57: Why didn't anyone tell me that getting old sucks?

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Ha! Just kidding. Many have told me.

This past weekend I was working in my yard using a pick axe. I swung, got it into the ground, then stepped on the wood handle and it slipped from under my foot and pulled a muscle in my back. OUCH!!!!

Needless to say I'm staying away from pick axes.

I remember the days when I could do anything and it wouldn't hurt my body like it does now. Kids really do have it too easy. LOL!

Well, I've lost another 4 pounds...taking my total to 14. I'm thrilled. I'm also over rushing the process. I'm a slow loser and I have to work with what I have been given.

I hope everyone has an amazing day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHIRLEYX 4/10/2013 1:22PM

    14 lbs is fantastic!!! I hope that your muscle heals fast.

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BARBANNA 4/9/2013 9:39PM

    Get well sound, I like your good news, there always, the good, the bad and the ugly. Keep up the good work!! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 4/9/2013 9:04PM

    So sorry about your back!

Great job on the weight loss!

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OKBACK2ME 4/9/2013 8:55PM

    Congrats on the weight loss. Yup it sucks!

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LJR4HEALTH 4/9/2013 7:40PM

    Hope your back is feeling better emoticon on the 4 pounds

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TOSHIKO120 4/9/2013 6:34PM

    I hope your back feels better soon! emoticon on your pounds removed! I too have recently decided to go easy on this weightloss thing. Trying to eat more healthily but not too strangely that I feel too deprived, and be more active, not even real "workouts" so much...I'm excited for Spring and all the fitness I can do outdoors, but I'm not gonna rush this time either! Good luck Amethyst! Spark often and keep a steppin'!

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SILENTDAISY 4/9/2013 4:35PM

    I hope your back starts feeling better soon! Put a heating pad on. If you don't have one, try putting dry rice in a sock or some fabric sack and microwave the whole thing for 1 minute. Works wonders!

Even though you did throw out your back, I think it's pretty awesome that you were using a pick axe in the yard. Sounds like ultimate HG TV stuff going on there! lol

Ah, I remember the days when I used to run around all day and still feel unlimited amounts of energy. Now, I always feel like I need a nap! lol. Oh the truly golden days were spent in my early youth. It makes me wonder how we'll all feel in our 80s and 90s. I'm sure the ladies at church would put me to shame with their energy. I blame the years of soda. emoticon

And a HUGE congratulations on the 4 lbs. lost! I'm so happy for you! I love it when big results like that just sneak up and make your week.

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I can empathize with the slow losses. I'm lucky if I can lose 1 lb. in a week. It takes me about a month before my body actually shows the total loss of weight. It can be rather frustrating.

Anywho, have an awesome evening and have fun at yoga!

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HELMTGRL 4/9/2013 2:25PM

    Working on your yard with a pick axe? Wow, and I thought my soil was bad! My sympathies on this. I wailed away at a pile of wood with an 8-pound maul on Sunday, and now I find my right shoulder curiouslyly immobilized by pain. But hey, that's why we have two of each limb, right?

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IDICEM 4/9/2013 1:54PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! And yes, getting older does suck but until they come up with a feasible alternative, we're stuck with it. emoticon
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STONECOT 4/9/2013 1:46PM

    It may suck, but the alternative is worse! emoticon I hope the pulled muscle heals quickly.

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