Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another Reason to Lose Weight: Pain

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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