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Good News and Bad News

Friday, February 09, 2018

The good thing is that I stepped on a scale a few days early because I needed some extra motivation, and I was super pleased with the result. Dancing in the living room for about an hour most days really does help take off the pounds! I have to keep it up. More good news is that even though I was seriously hungry last night, I only added 100 calories to my original plan, which helped me feel full and obviously didn't hurt me any when I weighed this morning. I came so close to eating the chips, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese that everyone else but my sister was eating, but I didn't. I wanted to tell my sister to drop me off at Braums when she took my niece to dance for a black walnut ice cream cone, which is one of my favorites and something I've been craving, but I didn't. I'm proud of myself! The bad news is that it's harder to do my stretches than I thought it would be. It turns out that I use my arms when I try to stretch my legs, and since I have limited range of motion in both arms, even stretches I didn't think would hurt my arms, do. I can touch my toes, but other than that nothing else has worked out. I looked it up, and apparently women between the ages of 40 and 50 who have Hashimoto's sometimes have tendonitis, but it usually goes away at around 50. I'm 48, so I guess I can wait two more years. I just hope I'm not an outlier who has it beyond 50! Or even better, I hope the tendonitis goes away early. My shoulders and neck muscles are perpetually stiff because I can't move my arms around in the stretches to relax them, and I'll be so glad when I can again.
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