Saturday, May 11, 2013
Hi Every One!
On my 5% Challenge team "THE SPIRITED UNDERDOGS' our fearless leader Diane
asked me to write about my visit with my doctor!
Every few years I have to get an MRI because I have a Colloid Cyst in my Brain. Is it dangerous? It can be. I was lucky and they found it early where they just need to monitor it. If it gets to a certain size then they will remove it. They cause severe headaches, and double vision, and my balance is off sometimes.
When I went to see my neurologist we talked about the 5% challenge. He was happy that I was a part of such a good way to make sure I have a healthy life style, plus lose the weight at the same time.
Since I have the headaches, and my balance is sometimes off, He recommended that I limit my exercise time to 3 times a day about 10 to 15 minutes each session. He said I could do my recumbent bike, and walk with a dvd this challenge, and to do strength exercise with 3 lb weights only when sitting.
I like to tell all of you, please if you have a health problem, make sure that you talk to your doctor before you exercise. I was the one that did 120 minutes a day for my challenges. I found out last week that I was doing too much then, basically because how severe the headaches can get with my cyst!
I now am at a good pace and my headaches aren't as bad as they were in the past!
SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR AND DON'T OVERDUE THE EXECERISE
I learned a real big lesson the past year!