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Setback, great.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I was supposed to start week three yesterday but I really screwed up my back Sunday night, so I have just been taking it easy, mostly laying down or sitting with a heating pad on my back and taking Ibuprofen and muscle relaxers. I even missed work Monday and today. I did go to my interview on Monday morning and it went okay. I am still planning on applying to more jobs and interviewing as much as possible, I don't want to wait around for anything.

I have been down since I hurt my back and eating everything in sight so I probably gained what little I lost back. Oh well, gotta keep on keepin' on.

So my plan is to walk every day for 30 minutes and start back over on my plan next Monday with the walk/run. That way I won't be pushing it too hard with my back and I am still getting exercise. I will be having another garage sale this Saturday, so I might have to change the type of seating I am using, that may have been what triggered my back spasms. I also need to pay attention to me and eat when I am hungry and eat for fuel, not to push down my feelings with food.

Thanks everyone for the support, it really does help. emoticon
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    I am really proud of you, and we live in the same area! May the days of this journey be more easy than difficult for you.

    2204 days ago
    You sound like you have the same issues as I did/do! I broke an arm not an ankle, but my ankle has been known to swell if I push it! But I find drinking water (lots) helps with that.

    My doctor actually recommended that I not start the Couch to 5k until after my body is strong enough to take it, and I have found Zumba instead. No, I don't do classes with other people just one the Wii, but it has made a huge improvement to my body, endurance, losing weight while I avoid injuring myself again. Maybe running isn't for you - yet. I want to do it too, but I want to not injure myself and set myself backward too. Jogging can be pretty harsh. There are loads of other options if you want them~ emoticon

    When I started Sparkies earlier this year, I got a chest infection and didn't work out for a week, I had another one this week but (naughtily) worked through it and got over it faster, and it wasn't as severe.

    emoticon So good you are hanging in there, you are doing an amazing job! I hope you also get a better job that will make you happy soon too
    2214 days ago
    Hope your feeling better. Step by step, day by day. emoticon
    2229 days ago
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