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.

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    I use a recumbent cross trainer at my gym--it was designed for people with orthopedic problems, yet it works every muscle in your body. I get great cardio and strength results and no pressure on my joints at all. It is made by a company called Nu-Step.

    3502 days ago
    Lord, I lift up my spark friend to you and ask you to your healing hands to be over their whole body. Let your presence be so sweet that everyone around will know your work is being done. All the glory is God's and God's alone. Thank you in advance for your work to be done within my friend's body. In Jesus' name...Amen
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    3530 days ago
    you know what? ......I had a hip problem....pevic bone and sacrum were subluxated....but with 3 adjustements and a bit od taking it easy, I was back in the game to speak. I think that our bodies are adjusting as we take the weight off. Hang in there... it was awfully painful for me at the time, but in a week afer I was properly aligned, I was back to a mild fitness routine and increasing bit by bit every week......

    you might try interval training down the road after you are back to normal as lifting weights strengthens the body so that you can effectively enjoy cardio. =)

    Cheering YOU on ~ Laura
    3536 days ago
    I pray your hip gets better fast
    3537 days ago

    I hope you can succeed in your goals despite these setbacks. Please take care of yourself ! It's better to miss one 5K if you must, than suffer with pain for many more months if you don't....

    blessings, Sue
    3537 days ago
    Hope things work out for you!

    Congrats on break through the 190 mark!
    3537 days ago
    I LOVE my chiropractor and go to see him every other week. Take it easy and let yourself heal. Your body will thank you later when you are still able to run. Hang in there. It can be tough to have put the breaks on when you are going full steam ahead. I would think you could still keep up with ST, especially upper body but see what your doc says.

    Sending good thoughts your way!

    3537 days ago
    If the doctor agrees pool running may be the thing for you. good luck.
    3537 days ago
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    I would definately check into pool running - see if your doctor ok's that. Be glad you are getting treated now, with only 4 weeks off instead of trying to run through it and doing serious damage that could permanently sideline you!
    3537 days ago
    I am not a doctor at all....but my suggestin would be to find water. I do a lot of water aerobics due to joint and feet issues. Good luck!
    3537 days ago
  • TRACY180
    Sounds like a tough situation. I hope you find some exercises that don't work the lower body that you can do while you work to get the problem fixed. Good luck. emoticon
    3537 days ago
    Not sure I am one to advise you but, maybe a pool training? They say it is less impact on your joints and all.

    Best wishes on finding a plan to suit your training.

    3537 days ago
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