I know it's been a bit quiet here lately. Life has been hectic as I work lots of hours merchandising, writing and editing and try to pay off bills I will be finally posting up the giveaway results soon.
Even though I've been heavy for a while, I never had that much pain overall. Until now. Lately my hands, feet, and back ache a lot of the time. My knees hurt when I first stand up. Sometimes I am woken up in the morning by electric pains in my left thigh. If I'm right, that last one is a condition called meralgia paresthetica where a nerve in your pelvis is compressed, so it gets wonky and you start getting pain or numbness in the thigh - usually just on one side. Obesity is one of the causes, so losing weight could help.
I also haven't been eating well. I grab something out at fast food while I'm zipping around to my stores. I don't think I've been getting enough nutrients, possibly, so I am going to watch what I eat. Deficiencies could possibly be causing some of my symptoms (I play doctor via Internet research for now unless it doesn't go away and I can save up enough for a visit). I now take a vitamin that my cute boyfriend got for me - Garden of Life Vitamin Code (for Women), as well as some calcium. Until I get my eating settled out again, I can at least make sure I'm getting the vitamins and minerals I need.
I hate feeling like this. I can't see how I can do my marathon when right now my feet hurt. I need more sleep and to not be woken up by thigh pain. Writing will be easier if my hands don't hurt. Etc.
I can do this. I HAVE to do this. I should be working less hours in merchandising starting in January, so that will help. My sweetie pie also got me P90X so I can do the program along with him. I also got RevAbs from the company (will review + giveaway soon). I will also have the wonderful support from my counselor at Y-Be-Fit.
Life has its ups and downs. It's been a bit down here in some ways (others it's been absolutely fantastic), but I can bring it up again. One bite at a time, one step at a time, one pound at a time.