The Good - Under 190 Pounds and the Not So Good - Hip Problems
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Well, I have been very slow at losing weight once again. I only lost 2 pounds the whole month of July. However, I did not gain either and today when I weighed I was finally under 190 pounds at 189.5. I have been trying to get under 190 for several weeks and today it happened. I was so excited!
Now for the not so good news. I have been having hip problems for about a month now. I finally broke down and went to the chiropractor last week because I couldn't stand the pain any longer. She said one hip was higher than the other, my pelvis was tilted, my back was out in a couple of places, and my neck was out. So I have appointments scheduled for the next 4 weeks. As if that is not bad enough, she told me no boot camp and no running until we get things straightened out. Arrrrgggg! I guess my body, and the chiropractor, are trying to tell me I need to take a break.
The problem is that could really slow down my weight loss efforts and mess up my 5K races and my 10K training. I told her that I plan to run a 5K this Saturday then I would stop running until we get the problem fixed. I have another 5K scheduled for the end of August which means I may only have 2 weeks to get back up to 3 miles after taking possibly 4 weeks off with no running. I was also planning on working on increasing my distance and training for a 10K which is scheduled for October.
This hip problem just makes all of that more difficult. Not impossible, but extremely difficult. Now I have to figure out a new plan of action. Hopefully, she will let me get on the elliptical and bike and do some upper body strength training. At least I won't lose everything I have gained so far that way. All in all it probably isn't all that bad but it is a blow when you get into a routine and then have to stop and do something else. I will get through it though and hopefully will come out on the other side stronger and more determined than ever before.