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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This is what I feel like too. After attending the marathon labor of my daughter (something like 52 hours all told) on Monday, September 2nd, I came home the following day. Then we drove back to Louisville from outside Indy on Friday so my husband could get a chance to hold the baby. And of course I got to hold her again too. She was sleeping so I took advantage and held her for about 2 hours. I expected a sore arm or maybe a sore neck. When we left there we went out to a favorite German restaurant of ours to celebrate my upcoming birthday. When I got out of the car I couldn't put any weight on my left foot for a few steps. The next day I got increasingly stiff and my left hip has excruciating pain in my hip and going down my leg every time I move. That was Friday and now this is Wednesday and I'm no better. It's so hard to keep positive when you have to live in a body like this. I read the Sparkpeople articles now and laugh to myself. Squatting, lunging, running? I can't even walk some days and right now I can't even stand up straight. This whole episode has made it very clear to me though that it is imperative that I get this weight off. Not for appearances or even for health risks like blood pressure etc though that is important too of course. I have to get this weight off simply because as my muscles deteriorate further I just can't carry around all this excess baggage. I need to be as slim and trim as I can be and maybe then it will be easier for me to tone up what muscles I have left. I always seem to be whining when I write on my blog but I write what I feel and I guess I do feel like a crybaby most days. The good news is that I've lost 8.4 pounds in the 4 weeks that I've been back. Even having all the stress of the arrival of the first grandchild and a major flare. 60 more pounds to goal but I feel like maybe I can do it this time. When you're this miserable it gives you lots of incentive. If you've managed to make it through this major whine fest you are a true Sparkfriend. emoticon Hopefully I will have more positive days ahead.
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    Yo can do this! I have GOT to get off the pounds I gained from traveling all over Europe. Thank you for encouragement and prayers for my husband. He staying with my daughter, and she lives not far from Louisville. I'd loved to meet you for a walk if you are there next year.

    1640 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    1644 days ago
    She is gorgeous!! Congrats to you and your daughter. emoticon emoticon
    1650 days ago
    Congrats on the granddaughter!
    1651 days ago
  • EWL978
    A beautiful baby............ congratulations!!!

    Keep on keeping on and let me know how things are going.........
    1651 days ago
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