Maybe the Dr is right?? And if so should I take his advice??
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Okay so I was so thrilled, excited and proud of myself for all the activity I did on Tuesday and I should be...but....
Since then I have been in so much pain! My feet, ankles, joints, bones and hips are so painful.
You know when you see like a grandma get up to walk and she hobbles across the floor?? that's what I feel like.
I knew walking to work in my flip flops wasn't the smartest decision but didn't expect this much pain. So the only conclusion I have been able to come to is that between walking in the flip flops, wearing them at work, shooting hoops and working with the horses I over did it. I rested yesterday and still hurt today so am resting again today.
My Dr tells me that I need to start slowly, like no more than 10 minutes on the treadmill, and has explained to me how much force all my weight puts on my joints. I hate the treadmill so haven't spent any time on it. He also says to not worry about the length of the workout or the intensity just to get movement in.
His wife (who is a NP and who I usually see) wants me to take an appetite suppressant for a few months. Her feeling is that losing 20 more pounds or so would make such a big difference to my pain level and my heart that it would be worth it. That if it helps me lose the weight I would then be able to be more active and therefor lose more weight. I have taken this once before and did good at losing weight but gained it back. She thinks b/c I am seeing a therapist, working through my issues and taking my meds (have a habit of not doing that very well) that I won't gain the weight back; tells me that the fact that I haven't given up even though I am in pain so often makes her believe I am ready to lose.
Anyway...the whole point of this long, drawn out, babbling blog is that I'm torn on listening to my NP and maybe taking the med she wants and I'm thinking maybe I should listen to my DR a bit more and maybe not work it so hard. I have trouble remember that I am 330 lbs and can't do everything I want and expect my body to hold up okay. But I do want to get this weight off and I'm not convinced that if I don't work out I'll still lose.
Lots of thinking to do....