Sorry I have been MIA

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hello fellow Spark friends! I am back!!! I have been missing for 2 weeks, not totally but I haven't been as active on the site as much as I used to and should be. The reason you say....well there is no good excuse but about a month and a half ago my lower back started hurting really really bad. It was keeping me up at night, I couldn't bend over to put on socks, shoes or shave my legs and the pain would sometimes get severe. I went to one chiropractor and they weren't really able to help me out. I went to my regular doctor and he said I was having severe muscle spasms in my back. He gave me some anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxor medicine which helped a lot at first but then not so much. The worst news he gave me? No working out for 2 weeks!!! At first I thought he just was talking about weights, cause that kind of makes sense but nope, he said no cardio either! Not even light walking....wtf!?!? I was not liking this and was just going to work out anyway because I didn't want to ruin my weight loss so far but my husband convinced me to at least give it a week...I didn't want to cause something severe to happen, Lord knows I don't need that on top of my chronic pancreatitis. So I was just going to wait a week and then work out again....well my doctor also prescribed physical therapy for me which I started going to that same week. The physical therapist also told me no working out for 2 weeks....ugh!!! So I decided since they were both telling me this, I better listen and thus didn't work out the past 2 weeks. It really sucked just because at first I wanted to be in the gym, but then I could feel my motivation slipping away which is what I really didn't want! I still maintained my calorie intake and other goals and just tried to stay positive. Well during the 2 weeks I couldn't work out, I still lost about 4lbs which I was really excited about!! I was so afraid I was going to gain! So...I can start working out again this week and am going to hit the gym tomorrow...hopefully I will be able to pick up right where I left off! So far I haven't seen much improvement from the physical therapy but today they did more stretching and massaging which I think is going to do some good so we shall see how I feel tomorrow! During all of this, I also found some upsetting news about my dog...which anyone who knows me knows that my dogs are my children and true members of my family. We have 2 boxers, Barnum who is about to turn 7 on April 14th and Dewey who is 3. We had a boxer named Bailey who was 10 years old and we lost him 2 years ago to cancer....it was one of the hardest things we have ever gone through. Well my girl Barnum, went to the vet for an issue we thought was not going to be a big deal....well turns out there is a chance she has cancer too. When the vet told me that, all I could think about is what we went through with Bailey. There is a chance its something not serious at all....its like its either not serious or its cancer....what a jump huh? Well we are just trying to stay positive about it and ask everyone to say a prayer or positive thought for our baby girl! Well, I am rambling on now and I'm sure my spelling, grammar and punctuation is all over the place! Thanks for listening and I will update everyone next week on how my "getting back into the groove of things" week goes! :)
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