Need to Develop Better Coping Skills

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I gained 9 lbs throwing myself a pity party!!! It is truly amazing how quickly the pounds come back on. It's too bad that it doesn't come off as quickly. LOL! I'm disappointed that I allowed my injuries (bursitis, pisiformis) to get the best of me. I focused on what I couldn't do instead of what I could do. Setbacks are apart of life and I need to develop better coping skills.
I'm back on track with Weight Watchers. I lost 1 lbs last week. My physical therapy has gone well . My therapist had me work on the pilates reformer. I loved it. He said it is good for stretching and creating a long lean body. I think that I will incorporate it into my workout routine once therapy is over. My hip bursitis isn't bothering me anymore!!! Woohoo!! My pisiformis ( right butt muscle) is still having spasms but it feels better than it has all summer. I met with my therapist tomorrow to see how we will proceed. On Saturday, I was able to walk 15 minutes on the treadmill, 15 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes on the bike in very little pain!!! It's been quite the journey but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. emoticon
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    emoticon First off I applaud you for being honest and realizing all is not lost in your journey to become healthy. I gained about 7 pounds I think during my Myrtle Beach vacation despite me being active. I understand your frustration and how you are trying to find ways to incorporate cardio without pain. Lets group our efforts together if you want and become accountable our team page.

    I am happy to see the therapist is helping and you are being able to find ways to move forward. You just inspired me to get off my butt and move too. emoticon
    2798 days ago
    those 2 very painful problems! I am glad you are feeling better and moving on:) cheers, Mary
    2801 days ago
    and here's to the pity party...been there, done that, not going to buy the T-shirt! I also have several issues (back issues, carpal tunnel, fibro, etc) and have found Pilates to be wonderful. It is the one exercise that I don't ever want to miss. I think you'll really really like it. Keep it up!
    2801 days ago
    Actually, it sounds like you have some good coping skills now that you're using. Good for you. For example, You are exercising (provides endorphins for immediate gain, fitness for long term health), using weight watchers (support is helpful and increases your chance of success with weight loss), talking and working with physical therapist (respecting the needs of your body while working to improve strength and function) and you turned the pity party around!!! Excellent work!

    Some of your rewards include weight loss, feeling less pain, and from the tone of your blog post, I'd say you probably also feel better (emotionally) about yourself and your behavior now than you did while succumbing to the pity party you mentioned.

    Way to go. I'm going to follow you. Briget emoticon
    2802 days ago
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