Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Yes...I'm Still Alive

Yes, yes....I know. It's been over 2 months. Life has been a little busy with me since my last post.

We had a major project at work that we completed in mid-late December. At it's height, I was working 70-80 hour weeks. While I was able to finish strong on the project (despite my back), it didn't take long before everything cought up to me.

Between a hurt back and long, long hours (neither of which are good for the other) and a lingering sinus infection (can we say deja vu), I was officially drained.  Mentally, physically, emotionally...you name it.  I had hoped that taking the week off between Christmas and New Years would help, but I think it ended up having the opposite effect. I'm just now starting to come out of it.

BUT!  Somehow (and believe me when I say I don't know how) I'm actually down a pound or so from my last weight posting. On Nov 4th, I posted 339.5. Yesterday, I was 338.5. Normally, I would be exstatic with that, but I'm honestly a little worried. Considering my activity level (more on that in a sec) and eating habits, I honestly should be up 5-10 pounds. The numbers just don't add up.

About my back...I've had my ups and downs. As for the back itself, it started feeling better about a week after the initial injury on Nov 5th. A good thing because I had a business trip the week of Nov 14th. While my back was better, i was having some nerve issues down the outside of my right leg. That was just about gone when I re-tweeked my back on Dec 8th. Thankfully, it was not as bad as the initial injury, especially since I had another business trip the week of Dec 12th (did I mention something about a major project at work). Today, the back is doing pretty good but I'm having a very difficult time sleeping. I wake up multiple times during the night with significant pain and discomfort in my hip/very lower back area. The pain is in a different area than the original back pain. The act of getting out of bed is hard but once I'm up I don't feel a thing the rest of the day. It only hurts while I'm sleeping/lying down.

So, with everything that has been going on, the last thing on my priority list was running. And after I re-tweeked my back, my Dr. suggested 3-5 weeks of no running activities at all. So, the WDW 1/2 is out.

Just in the last couple of days, though, I've been getting that nagging feeling to want to get back out there and get the ball rolling again. I know I need to. But one thing is for sure, I'm tired of talking about what I want or what I need to do. I want to start talking about what I have done.

Till Next Time...Take Care!!!