Update & Plateau

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WoW I haven't blogged in so long!

I haven't had anything interesting to add from my last post but on my time of needs I come to my blog and read what I wrote. I need to continue this for future references emoticon

My back has been getting better very slowly. I can walk and I can run again but the pain still remains when I push myself to hard. I've tried going to the gym a few times in the past few weeks but everything I to seem to do put to much strain on my lower back. I have a physiotherapist that I see now once a month and I have exercise that I try to do everyday. It's been over 5 months I'm dealing with this pain but I don't lose hope and try my best to continue with my daily routine. I've come to a point where I acknowledge that pushing myself will result in an injury and if I will have to deal with this all my life, so be it. Nothing wrong with posture check while exercising everyday or so. I've gotten xrays and saw different people and my doctor often enough but everything is in place, just don't move properly. I have to learn how to move again and strengthen my lower back.
I started walking a lot more then I have had in the past. I don't see walking has a workout since I enjoy it so much but being near the canal rideau everyday makes the walk a lot more enjoyable!

I have been stuck on this plateau... for a little over 2 months. emoticon
Although I'm finding it hard to deal with this new situation I'm not given up. My number on the scales has not moved at all and I've been eating the amount of calories needed (calculated by my dietitian). I've discussed the situation with her last nite, she feels that taking a few days to eat around 2,000calories a day will probably help me to get back on track and losing weight again. I'm trying this now hoping this will work.

I'll check back in two weeks to update if this first strategy will work on getting me to lose weight again.

I was hoping to be below 200 before the beginning of June but with my Plateau and my back injury I am 11.7lbs away from my goal.

It's okay though, I'm still trying and not giving up but I'm very thankful for having my friends and my entourage to motivate me to keep going everyday. I have made a commitment to myself last year, this is a lifestyle change not a temporary situation.
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