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Math…Woops!

So, I went to the chiropractor yesterday. I just knew I’d be down to 186 and I could finally say I had officially lost 100 lbs. I jumped on the scales and it showed 190. My jaw hit the floor.  I was all disappointed that I hadn’t lost weight. As I was walking back down the hall, Doc says, “You are getting smaller.”  I kind of snapped back with, “Nope. Not an an ounce this month.” 

So, he asked his on-staff personal trainer to come see what was going on with my regimen. I sat down with her and we went through everything. She said I was doing it all right, just to keep going.  It will happen.  Watching it closely is like standing over the stove waiting for water to boil–it seems to take forever, then BAM! it happens.

I told her I was thinking about getting one of those balls to work on strengthening my core and they actually sold them there.  I got one of those and a stretchy band. 

This morning, I’m standing in the bathroom, thinking I was 4 lbs away from losing 100 lbs.  Then it hit me.  I was 195 last month…I DID lose 5 lbs. Duh!  I don’t do math.  I really, really suck at it. 🙂

I did use the band last night and did a little on the ball.  To be honest, I was scared the darn thing was going to pop if I sat on it. LOL I am going to do interval training with it.  I walk my dog every morning for a mile and then usually in the evenings, too, if it’s not raining.  But I can alternate every other night and work on my core muscles.

I am excited about the small changes I can feel in my body.  The once-screaming-acutely-inflamed sciatic nerve is now down to a small whisper.  I can’t feel every inch of it when I walk now, unless I pick up something heavy.  The muscles in my leg that had atrophied while I was in such pain are gradually regaining their normal strength.  I’m looking forward to the day when I can walk at a faster pace.  Of course, I don’t know if my basset hound will be so happy about that.  🙂

Can I just say one thing?  If you can walk without issue, be grateful.  You don’t realize how much you miss mobility until you lose a part of it. Don’t take anything in this life for granted. Ever.

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Keep on Moving!

A couple of weekends ago, I was inspired to fast and pray about the pain in my hip.  I needed some discernment and wisdom.  I have been in pain for a year now and it’s not getting better.  Going to the chiropractor helped me to walk without the use of a cane, but I need to get my mobility back.  I’m not 80 for cryin’ out loud. lol

So, I was watching Dr Richard Becker on TV and he was talking about pain and mobility and it was like a shout from the TV to me:  Get moving!  It doesn’t matter how much pain you are in, move, move, move.

OK. How to “move?”  I started walking 30 minutes a day with my dog. As soon as we eat dinner, she starts whining and squawking (any of you basset hound peeps will understand that sound).  She knows it is time for a walk.  If I even say the word “walk”…she starts. 

This week, I decided to “up” the level.  I walk 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night.  Yesterday was the first day I had not had to take any kind of pain relief in a while.  No Tylenol. No Alleve. 

My endurance is getting better. I’m not having to stop to stretch the piriformis muscle every few feet now. I can actually walk the entire 30 minutes.  It’s working.  It’s gradual. 

I am so looking forward to walking without “hobbling.”  That’s my next goal!

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