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What have I been doing? Part 1

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I had started a couple of blog updates, but I see I never posted them. So what have I been doing all this time? A LOT has happened.

First, I didn't make it to the race I mentioned in my last post. I'm a big girl and I don't have the body of a runner. I know this. It's a joke in my family that we weren't built for running, with our long bodies and short legs. Anyway, when I went to register for the race the lady (from the Memphis Runners Club) took my application, then looked at me and said, "Do you want the whole registration bag?" I looked at her confused and said, "What?" She replied, "Are you actually going to do the race or are you just here for the t-shirt?" I told her I was running, took my bag and high tailed it out of there. I sat in my car and cried. Then I came home and crawled in the bed and cried some more. Here I was feeling good about myself for completing a 5k, losing weight (I used to weigh 263 lbs for goodness sakes!) and slowly but surely getting in shape, but to her I was just a fat chick. It still hurts now thinking about it almost 2 years later.

I'm not sure if I mentioned it before, but I fell at work a few years ago and hurt my hip and knee. It eventually started affecting my back. So I was going to the chiropractor for adjustments, but I've lost my health insurance. So now I have to really take it easy. I'm not running. Once I have health insurance again, I plan to start back. But I can't really take any chances of hurting myself right now without insurance. I'm trying to walk more and do strength training in the meantime.

That's about it on the physical side. I've lost about 15 lbs in the 2 years since I last blogged on here. I will try to update the rest of what's been going on sometime in the next few days.
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    I know it's been 2 years since I posted this, but wanted to add an update about joint pain in case anyone reads this. I've found that MSM helped with my pain. I started out taking 500 mg twice a day (for a total of 1000 mg) about 12 hours apart. I slowly upped my dosage until I was taking 3000 mg a day.

    I had to stop taking it when I was pregnant and breastfeeding because, as a supplement, it hadn't been tested to see if it was safe for pregnant or nursing women. I've recently started back on it and can already tell a difference. Currently taking 1500 mg a day and right now that's enough.
    2259 days ago
  • MAMAT08
    First off I want to say try not to let that women's comment stick with you. There are many ignorant people out there. People don't realize how there words can hurt both in the short term and the long term. Secondly, I want to say stick with it, I can relate to the injuries. I have some of my own that make it hard to work out. I met with a sports/wellness coach last night and we talked about making different choices for exercise instead of making excuses for not exercising. I thought to myself that was harsh! . He said that I needed to think about ways that I could work my body at least 20 minutes a day be it swimming, eliptical, or just walking slow. He also said if pain was an issue, what was I doing to help with pain? We talked about taking joint supplaments and over the counter pain medication. When I thought about it he was right. I have used my injuries as an excuse to not work out and that has not worked for me. I decided that I need to make choices not excuses. So that is where I am at today, and your blog helped me today, so thanks for being on spark. emoticon
    2997 days ago
    Congrats, on maintaining your weight loss. You are being smart on protecting your back. I'm sorry about your health insurance. That is such an expensive problem. Keep up your walking. Many people have lost weight walking.

    Btw, some people are such "butt" heads. Count it towards their ignorance.
    2997 days ago
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