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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Alright, since my last post, I was attacked with school project after project. Clearly, that meant I couldn't update this as frequently as I would have liked. For the most part, my time has been pretty uneventful. I kept up with my regular exercise and started a training program from a site called WorkoutBOX. Basically for 6 months, I'm given a new routine each month with repetition and set variations weekly so that my body can't "get used" to any specific workout. Everything was going great until Easter sunday, when I woke up with a fever and sore throat. I took that week off to recuperate and intended to return to the gym the following week. Unfortunately, that following week, I had a very strange pain in my throat. Aside from that pain, I had no symptoms- no cough, no hoarseness to my voice, no phlegm/sinus issues, nothing. Except pain. I went for a short walk to see if the pain would interfere with anything, and it made inhaling hurt but only a little bit, though just enough to keep me paranoid and I again stayed away from working out although I did make a more concerted effort to eat clean so that I wouldn't regain any weight. Come to find out, even my doctor couldn't figure out why there was pain because I tested negative for both mono and strep, though what little symptoms there were would imply I had mono. In any case, I got antibiotics, everything went peachy, and I returned today to the gym.

I planned to start off slow, to get myself back to the point I was at prior to getting sick, so instead of my usual elliptical deal, I chose to walk things out on the treadmill. About 15 minutes into it, I felt a sharp pain on the right side of my abdomen, just under my ribs. I drank water, thinking it was a side stitch from the exercise; I'd had plenty of those before as a dancer, so I didn't think too much of it. Water and just a little slower pace and all would be well, right? Right?! No, not so much... The pain slowly got worse and I lasted just under 30 minutes total before I decided I couldn't work through it after all. Made a phone call, met with a doctor, and long story short I now have an appointment friday morning with a surgeon to see about having my gall stone(s) removed. That I know of I only have one stone, but there could be more, I suppose.

With all that said, I'm taking it easy in terms of exercise. I'd rather not make things worse by exerting myself too much, so until I know more, I'm sticking to walking only. Because of my effort to keep my diet in check, I thankfully managed to not only maintain my weight loss, but continue it. At my last weigh-in I had lost a total of 7 lbs. and I managed to lose another 2 since then. Again, my weight loss may be slow going, but the point is that it's going.

I've got this. My health is important enough to make every effort I possibly can to keep it in check. So far so good, thankfully emoticon
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    Wow, you turned your lemons into lemonade. emoticon emoticon
    1735 days ago
    Ah sounds like a crazy month! But even with curve ball after curve ball you still managed to stay on track... you rock. Plus, slow weight loss is more likely to be maintained in the long run, woohoo.
    1735 days ago
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