Friday, December 31st
Friday, December 31, 2010
Wow. I was in rough shape when I last posted (December 5th) and things have steadily careened downhill!! As I was starting to feel better after a 2 week cold, I woke up one morning with horrible horrible back/neck/shoulder pain like nothing I had ever expereinced before. I tried heat patches and rubs, 2 friggin massages ($160 later geesh!), deep tissue pressure to unlock the knots.... except that they weren't knots, so all that did was cause me to bruise my back!! Finally went to a chiropractor. I was afraid of the spinal manipulation stuff, but felt out of alternatives, it was so painful I couldn't focus on anything but the pain. So I was fortunate enough to find an amazing chiropractor who is so knowledgeable and communicative and kind. I've been working with her for a few weeks now and my pain, although it is traveling around a little, is a mere shadow of what it was, and is headed OUT!!! The whole process has been amazing to me. I have learned so much about how the body works, and been reminded of the amazing strength of the mind-body connection. I have an appointment with a therapist next week recommended by my chiropractor, and I'm excited about that. It's time for the next step in this healing process. I also have an appointment with an attorney about possibilties for the condo I am trying to sell in the divorce. I am on the path that I need to be on, but it was tough getting there.
And I ate HORRIBLY along the way. And i drank a LOT of red wine. It's time to reacquaint myself with moderation. Vegetables will help - I haven't been food shopping, so without fresh vegetables to fill me up I am turning to fatty, carby foods instead. Today is the day. Not tomorrow, today. I am going to stay in tonight because I need to. I have had some good friend times lately, but tonight needs to be all me ushering myself in to this new year. Looking forward to it.
On Monday I recalculated weekly goals in order to still make my 35 for 35. It meant losing 2.5 pounds per week - do-able but difficult for me. And I proceeded to put ON about 2.5 pounds this friggin week. Not the best start (or re-start) but it is what it is and I can try to make up for it now.
I am glad to be back. Happy New Year, everyone!