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Tooth Trauma and interuption

Monday, February 17, 2014

I really feeling good. I was finally making progress again. I lost a half a pound two weeks in a row. This was a little slower than my goal, but at least the scale was finally moving again in the "right" direction.

I have a broken tooth in my mouth that has finally reached the crisis point and on Feb 5th I went to have it extracted. I had not been to a dentist in 15 years due to a combination of phobia and lack of insurance.
Of course instead of a simple, normal, extraction my tooth shattered and the root got stuck. It took 4 hours. Phobias have been firmly reinforced.

So the first few days I was instructed not to exercise but to rest. I couldn't anyway, because every time got my heart rate up too high my whole mouth and jaw started throbbing.

5 days later I was vomiting and my whole mouth tasted rotten.

BAck to the dentist for cleaning, packing, and a round of antibiotics.

Weak as a kitten I rested several more days.
We also got all that lovely foul weather here on the East Coast.

My mood was at an all time low and I ate more than the normal level of comfort foods (soft).
By this past Friday I was feeling more human and I finally got in my first Cardio routine in 9 days.
Followed by and indulgent weekend that capped with a Bridal Shower full of fattening and sweet treats yesterday.
I felt very icky (health wise) by the time I got home last night and rather tired. I got on the treadmill more a medium paced walk for about 40 minutes and felt a little better.
My dinner was a spinach salad.
My dessert was a left over cupcake from the party. emoticon

This morning I got on the scale for the first time in two weeks.

I am pleased to report that I am back down another half a pound!

I am not quite going to make the goal weight for JAHINTZY's wedding, but I think I will get close enough.
I am really happy that I did not re-gain over the last two weeks.

I am hoping that the half a pound is not just loss of muscle mass. I do not really know how quickly that starts to go away.

In the end I think that I was doing better than I though I was, I really did not gorge on treats the whole time, in fact a couple of the sick days I could barely eat at all.
Also, even a couple of the days that I did not work out I still shoveled snow (no choice).

Feeling very relieved and hoping that my healing continues well and that I can stay on track.

Me at the Bridal Shower with the spice cake I baked.

Side Note: My Pulse broke already (would not turn on after recharge) so I have not had it for a couple of weeks either. MY boyfriend has exchanged it so I will get it back soon and will start trying to hit my goal of 10k steps every day again.

Al set-backs are just that. They are not the End. You get back up and keep moving!

We can do this. We can all do this!
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  • RUDITUDI2000
    Sorry you had to go through that with the tooth.Then the infection! Prayers for a strong recovery and better experience next time you go in for routine visit!

    It is great that your scale is moving in the preferred direction! Great job persevering through your struggles. Keep on keeping on and you will reach your goals. emoticon
    1524 days ago
    I don't like dentist either but there are some good ones out there.
    1525 days ago
    That's a nightmarish tale of tooth trauma few of us will EVER experience! So glad to hear you've recovered... be well.
    1526 days ago
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