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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Well, I got back to work today. It was a physically and mentally tough day. I never thought sitting in a chair could cause pain. I didn't walk at lunch today because my back and leg were hurting. I tried to move around as much as possible at work but I really believe the chair was the problem.

I told my boss I was bringing a ball to sit on for Monday. That seams to help here at home so fingers crossed. I don't think my 55" ball is big enough to work at my desk. I'm hoping I can use/find a 65" over the weekend to use.

I'm still avoiding any strength training. I don't want to pull anything and make it worse. I did get a nice walk in tonight with Evil Cherub (EC). I'm going slower than normal, but I'm hoping it will help me maintain.

Poor Tazzy is losing her mind. She doesn't understand why I'm not taking her on my walks. I just can't handle any pulling and she has a bike issue. Also, I know I will try to go at our "normal" speed. My body just isn't ready for that. EC is just starting back to exercise after surgery, so she's more my speed right now.

I've also found I'm just not hungry. I think I'm not burning enough right now. I was under yesterday and I'm under my minimum today. But I just don't want anything. I did, however, buy a ton of fruit at the store. I have pluot's (what ever those are - look cute), plums, nectarines, pears, bananas, and "cuties". So I've got plenty of fruit for the weekend. I've also go mixed greens so life should be good.

Well, it's way past my bed time but I do have something funny to share. A little advice, after having an air bag blow up in your face, DO NOT fall asleep on pain killers watching John Carpenter's Thing. I dreamed of exploding huskies! Yes, I'm disturbed! emoticon

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    Oh my gosh! It's it hard when the mind is willing but the body isn't??? My dog went NUTS when I broke my leg. He knew something was wrong, but my DH's short walks with him just didn't cut it. He's a Weim! He needs to either run or walk ALOT. It was a long recovery FOR HIM too.

    Big hugs,
    2971 days ago
    The ball sounds like a great idea! I second the protein ideas. Just keep listening to your body!
    2971 days ago
  • MICHELLE_391
    emoticon That you are still in pain! I'm glad you are taking it slow and giving yourself time to heal. Of course, it doesn't sound like you have much of a choice there.

    You might trying to eat some extra protein in the meantime. Your muscles are rebuilding.

    Pluots are so yummy! I think they are a hybrid of plums and apricots. I love 'em.

    As for EC, I'm sure she's enjoying the extra attention!

    Sending you mending thoughts! emoticon
    2971 days ago
    LOL I'll keep that in mind :) Hope the ball helps. I think you are doing great by doing the slower walking and no ST. Your weight will be good and good for you for stocking up on the fruits.
    2971 days ago
    Sorry that you're still sore. One of the side effects of the pain killers that I'm on is that you're not very hungry, so that might be what you're experiencing. I don't remember psychedelic dreams after an overdose of The Thing though!
    2971 days ago
    Good that you stocked up on some healthy fruit. That's great that you're not hungry. I think I'd be more tempted to snack and nibble out of boredom if I were forced to sit around more than usual. So that's why it's good you have lots of cold, delicious fruit and not high-calorie salty snacks. :-)
    2971 days ago
    Exploding Huskies, eh? Hoo boy, better check what you ate after all! LOL. Glad you are up and moving around, I can just imagine all the aches and pains - I am impressed you are back to work already! Take care of yourself, disturbed or not we love you! emoticon
    2972 days ago
    Exploding huskies, very funny. I wonder what you will dream next. he he!
    2972 days ago
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