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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The good news about not being able to work out for 2 full weeks is that I am finally out of the phase of not working out where it kills me every morning. It doesn't bother me that I'm getting used to not working out b/c I know how forward I am looking to restarting. But the kind of depressive fog that happens when I don't work out for a few days, that has lifted.

As has my back pain. It's not nearly normal or perfect, but I've been in some serious pain for the past 2 weeks, and to not be in acute pain is such a gift! I've never experienced anything like this, even though I've herniated this disc before. It gives me a new appreciation for my patients in chronic pain.

I am still focusing on what is healthy for me each day. Yesterday I actually ate in my calorie range!! I am glad that I have not been hard on myself about my calories, but also a little bummed at how much I needed to use food again during my infirmity. Not terribly, but not great. But to be hard on myself seems worse, so I am focusing on the present and not the past. It worked great yesterday, and I plan on having another healthy day today. I can't try working out again until I am pretty pain free for a week, so I'm still more than a week out from real exercise, but hopefully in a few days I can resume walking around with the dogs or something like that.

It's been kind of nice, in a way--the past 2 days at least. Sitting in front of the fire, working on projects that I haven't had time to do that require the computer or writing, the dogs next to me. There is a peace in it that I am welcoming.

Have a good Wednesday!

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