[day 7, 8, 9, 10] back injury and hanging off the wagon
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
I hurt my back on Sunday quite badly. I have no idea what I did to cause the injury, but the doctor told me yesterday that I have "acute lumbar strain." I have a referral to a PT and got a massage last night. I will see a chiropractor on Friday. It's been extremely painful and difficult to do even the most basic things, such as drive or chop vegetables. This is the first time I have been able to sit at the computer, and I'm only doing it to check in with Spark.
Needless to say, I've been eating what is easy to grab and friends have been bringing meals over that are definitely not vegan. I'm disappointed but not discouraged; I know that if I take the necessary time to heal that I can get back in the swing of things. There is an incredible marked difference between the way my body felt and the way my skin looked in those six days I was eating almost entirely fruits and vegetables; that's all the time it took for me to become convinced that 90% vegan is the way I want to eat for the rest of my life. I am going to try to prepare some of my own meals tomorrow so that I can get back on the wagon fully. I don't want to go down this sidetrack road too long.
The best thing that has come out of this injury is that I am completely and irrevocably motivated to lose this weight and strengthen my body, especially my core, to prevent any future injuries. This happened because I haven't been taking care of myself properly for several years and my body is weak. I never want to put myself in this circumstance ever, ever again.
No pictures for you today. I need to go take my pills and get an early night's rest. Hopefully I will report less pain and more good food tomorrow.