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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Feeling Better

Today is the first day I have not been in pain and it feels so good. It does feel like there was something wrong, but no pain, I said that already didn't I? Well it feels so good I want to shout it out from the rooftop !! I saw my doctor on Monday and explained the pain symptoms. She examined me and says it is a degenerative disc, unless the x-rays I went for say differently. It's all up to me now, keep taking Advil and/or Robaxacet as needed, build core muscles, exercise -gentle and stretching and the cure all for all lose weight. I look at food and put on weight. I know how hard it is, I did it "once" lost 50 pounds, then life got in the way and I gained most if not more back. This past year I tried Jenny Craig, yeah for Valerie, Can I come live with you ? It worked, at first, then I tired of the food and would cheat, love my chocolate. After being on a plateau for months (okay the chocolate didn't help) I stopped going and then my back problem started and I gained 10 pounds, should have stopped looking at the food :). I need to be more disciplined and plan ahead, one of the things Weight Watchers suggests and intellectually I know they are right, but I have no discipline, okay make that will power ! Maybe I need to go back to them, we'll see, in the meantime I am going to look into water exercises and try some of the floor and stretching exercises my doctor suggested.

I was walking through Sears yesterday and noticed runners were 30% off, since I need a new pair I stopped and looked at them. I ended up getting a pair of Etonic walking shoes, my feet feel like they are in heaven, I'm sure this will also help my back. They are so comfy, I'm tempted to go back and get a black pair (got the white).

Did you notice my new header picture ? Can you see how sunny it is ? This was taken at Trout Lake yesterday when it was so hot you didn't need a jacket. Today I needed not only the jacket I could have used a pair of gloves.

Sumas and Winnie are getting along much better. I still don't think Sumas is as loving to Winnie as he was to Sonny, but at least they are now sitting together.

I didn't get a chance to take pictures of my stitching today, hopefully I will tomorrow. I'm wanting to go through my DMC and see what I need. Michael's has a 30% off entire regular price purchase coupon for Friday and according to their flyer DMC is not on sale.

Tiger contemplating life.


Pumpkin said...

I'm glad you went to the doctor. It's hard to have will power when you love something (chocolate) so much ;o) There are other parts of your diet that you can look at though and still have your chocolate, as long as it's good chocolate. That's part of the key!

Maybe those shoes will make you want to walk more, if not make you more comfortable. DH is worried about my back because I hunch over all the time. I have bad posture :oS

Tiger looks like how I feel. LOL!

CindyMae said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better! Tiger is such a beautiful fur baby!

Brigitte said...

It's so good to read that you are pain free now. And hopefully it will stay like that.
Have you ever tried Weight Watchers? As I read on so many people's blogs it is more helpful than other diets. But I have never tried it myself, so can't say anything about it.