Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Good News and Bad News

I went to the Dr. this morning and got some good news and some bad news. The Dr. thinks that I have a pulled muscle and not sciatic pain, so that is good because a pulled muscle should be easier to treat that sciatic pain. The bad news is I am not supposed to work out for a few days at least and have to start physical therapy. She suspects that I have unbalanced amounts of muscle and that I would benefit from therapy to strengthen the appropriate areas. I will probably have my first appointment next week and am schedule for 4 to 6 weeks at first. They gave me 800mg Motrin and Valium for the pain in the meantime. Today it was a lot worse that it was yesterday, I'm sure that walking around the amusement park and riding all those roller coasters did not help, but I would have felt terrible not going since my cousin tried so hard to come up here. I am also supposed to drive her home this Sunday and then stay in SC for a few days and visit family, so things are going to be hard to schedule around and right now I'm just feeling really discouraged. I know that somewhere deep in me I have the strength to stay on plan, but when you've been told to take it easy, it brings the boredom eating temptation to a new level. They told me I could still take my phentermine to help with appetite suppression, so I'm praying that it will help me stay on track and not over eat considering I won't be burning near as many calories.

My cousin is really skinny, but she's one of those types that can eat just about anything (within moderation) and not gain a ton of weight. She's been here since Saturday and everyday she wanted pizza, she is also VERY picky in the food department and doesn't like a lot of things. It's gonna be hard to not indulge anymore when I know she will be eating the things that I would love to have. I know she'd be supportive if I asked her not to "temp" me, but truth of the matter is 1) I have to get used to the fact that I can't eat what some people can eat and 2) she spent a ton of $ to come up here and have a good time and I already feel like my bum leg/hip/back is putting a damper on her vacation. I don't want to make things any worse by restricting her food choices too.

I am also sleep deprived today and really wish I was one of those people that could lie down for a nap whenever I felt tired, but I'm just not made that way. My goal is to lose at least 2 pounds this week and end up around 163 next weigh in, but I'd love to see closer to 161 to be back on my original track. I didn't post a weigh in for this week but officially I gained .80 lbs last week, although last friday I was down a pound. Now TOM, my not so great food choices and my swelling have pushed me up a pound from the week before. For the next 4 days I'm going to have to keep a very close eye on my calories and food choices, sleep, and water intake to have any hope of getting these pounds back in check. I actually have plenty more to write about, but my eyes are feeling heavy and I don't think I can think straight enough to get anything else out today. Hang in there everyone and I'll update you again later. Good luck this week! -Pepa

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm glad it's nothing too terribly severe, but very sorry you're worried that it will hold you back. I honestly don't think it will, though! You may have to hold back on working out, but it does NOT have to be an all or nothing mentality. Just watch your food, take care of your injury, and move forward. Don't let this take you down -- it shouldn't have that power! I know you want to lose, but even if in the end all you do is maintain, isn't that better than gaining like, 7lbs. from junk? Do you want to see the 170's again? I think the answer is HELL NO!!! So, although I know it will be a bit difficult, just DO IT. IN the end, you'll be glad you did it and that you were able to do it! Cause you know you can! Keep your chin up and good luck, my friend!


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