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!!!


Amanda said...

Sorry you've had so much trouble. That's no fun at all. Do what the Dr tells you and don't rush back out and start running before your body is ready.

MrWDW said...


When are those 3-5 weeks up? (nudge).