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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Long time without posting.... but I had a few comments recently so I thought I should post. In part to help myself and in part to be real and honest with people who see my bikini picture and think I still look like that.

I had recurring shoulder pain in the spring and stopped lifting. I've been doing core classes, centergy classes, and lots of running but my body fat percentage is NOT lean enough for my abs to look like that any more. I managed to maintain through all of that and even got right back in range after a 2 week trip to Europe in July. However, in the 3 weeks after we returned I gained 5 pounds. Not really sure why. I think too much treating myself and too many days when I ran kids around instead of going to the gym. Anyway, that put me out of maintenance range for the very first time since reaching goal.

So I started tracking again on Monday. And I'm back in maintenance range. Still a few pounds above goal but relieved to be back in range. I'm going to track until I hit goal.

I know I have to get back to strength training. I have to decide whether to go to the doctor about the shoulder pain or to go to my trainer and ask him to help me out or to just avoid anything that makes it hurt. In my heart I know I need to go to the doctor but I fear what that will bring. I've BTDT with an arm injury before and recovery took forever..... and took me to my highest non-pg weight ever.
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    I'm glad to see you here, no matter the reason!

    I went to the Dr. for a recurring shoulder problem that wasn't getting better on it's own. It stopped me from lifting, too. I already feel much better and hopeful that I can resume my full workouts very soon.

    I hope that your news is good, too.
    1706 days ago
    doing great !! personally - and I do not go easily - but a doc could tell you exactly what is going on- I have severe tendonitis in both shoulders.. lotta chronic pain.. the pain in right shoulder changed- I had a reg doc appoint and asked about it -- long story short rotor cuff tear and 12 weeks of PT and a shot 1/2 way thru as it was not getting better... just FYI..
    1706 days ago
    It would seem that you are doing pretty well maintaining, despite a few set backs/slips....Which being human, would make that pretty normal emoticon so don't worry about the picture thing....

    About the shoulder pain, I know you don't want to and believe me I get the dread of the possible diagnosis and what the might mean for working out but on the other hand, you can't fully work out while working around the pain and you could hurt yourself more.....so think about that choice carefully....

    Have a great day!!!
    1706 days ago
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