Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I've been here!

Well, my month of 'trying it on my own' is technically up.  How did I do?   In the first two weeks I lost 6 pounds.  And then life went crazy.  Over the fourth of July weekend I pulled my back out.  I was literally FLAT and couldn't move at first.  HORRIBLE!  I'm STILL in pain and it's two weeks later. So the last two weeks I've not exercised at all....and ate the easiest food to find and prepare as standing upright was a challenge for quite a while...and I've regained 4 of those pounds.  So I AM down.    Will I be joining weight watchers.  I've pretty much decided yes. 

The back....i'm thinking that yes, the extra weight is causing some of the problems.  the back I'm sure would have been healed by now...BUT the garden is producing heavily and that means lots of hours i the kitchen canning....canning is hard work on the best of days.  As in after a big canning session my body just aches...so to START canning and already have an ache, that's just a recipe for disaster.....so my healing has been 2 steps forward one step back.  A constant push and pull.  But I WILL get there.

The weight WILL come off too.  This back issue is the icing on the cake.  I'm not sayign that the back wouldn't have gotten hurt if I wasn't ....well....fat.  But I know that when I was at my doctor approved goal weight that I didn't suffer from as many back aches and knee aches and whatnot.


Michelle said...

Your honest self-assessment is so inspiring. No bull, just the straight truth. Two steps forward and one step back will you get you there every time. I'm with you MaryFran, it won't happen by tomorrow but it will happen. You can do it, you've done it before. Oh gosh, I'm getting emotional, better stop before I cry. Just know that I know what you're facing and it won't be long before you're feeling great and loving life again!

timothy said...

i'm on the back step myself sweetie. just take care of yourself and keep plugging away. you'll get there! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Darcy said...

I read an article the other day about the Slimming World diet. I think that's what it was called. Maybe you should check it out. It sounds very doable because they have a lot of "free" foods that you can eat as much as you want of and you don't have to track anything. Hang in there and keep at it. You'll get there. :)

Michelle said...

I recently went back to attending meetings as well. I've been having some problems being a self-starter as of late so I splurged and bought a 10 week pass. I have a couple other people that are going to different meetings too. My meeting is a monday night and I've been told that if I bail, they are dragging me to the Tuesday meeting. Ah, sweet accountability!

Speedy healing for the back!!