Sorry I haven't blogged for a while, and now I'm in pain
Monday, March 19, 2012
It’s been a while hasn’t it? I know, it’s my fault that we haven’t spoken for a while, but I hope this blog explains it all.
Firstly I’ve got a job!!! It’s until the end of March being a data in-putter for one of the Pathology labs in a local hospital, but it has been fantastic. I have met some great people, who have been wonderfully supportive. It was a huge ask for them to take on someone who had been unemployed for essentially 2 years. But, I have loved every moment of it, and I will be really sad to leave. The other plus is that it’s helped reduce my credit card bill (I’m hoping to pay it all off, which I have been dreaming about since before I left University). However there is one drawback... my weightloss.
One thing I hadn’t anticipated was my colleagues ALL loving sweets and they ALL, but two, bake cakes. Honestly, no word of a lie. I’ve generally been good and not had anything, but by the end of the week or a long day, I’m snacking. Or on a Friday (which is my takeout/no calorie counting night off) I’m going crazy and eating everything I can. Fast forward 7 days, and going to the gym to get rid of what I did wrong, I’m maintaining my weight and not losing. It is my fault I know, no-one can be blamed for what I’m doing. I just have to get out of that mentality. On the plus side, I’m still going to the gym 3 days a week... Until last week that is...
I’ve got terrific back pain. It started last Wednesday, and I thought I’d go to the gym to do some light work and release any tension in my muscles. I wake up Thursday hardly able to move! I went to work and got through the day (again, my work mates are AMAZING!), but I ended up in A&E (Mum ordered me) just to have a check as I have a diagnosed vertebrae/back problem anyway. They send me home with painkillers saying what I thought, just a bad back. I go to bed with some tramadol in my system and wake up Friday with my back is a little looser (Yay)... then the pain kicks in, by the end of work I’m walking slow and bent over like an old crone and I have shooting pains down my right leg. It’s now Monday (I’m off work with a tummy bug) and the pain is pretty intense. I can hardly move, and to be honest I don’t know what to do. I now know it’s a pinched nerve, but I have no idea how to relieve the pain.
So this means no gym. I’ve youtubed stretches etc for me to do, but I’m wondering if anyone has any ideas/websites I can look at. Also, I know it will happen again, but what can I do to reduce the risk of this happening in the future?
There you have it. I’m trying to realign my motivation and get back into a strong, and focused mind frame, but now with my back it has set me ‘back’ (lol) a few paces. My weight has been up and down more times than your average elevator! But, like I said, I’m hoping to regain my groove. My goal this year in all honesty is to lose 28lbs. If I can do that, I will be well proud of myself! Oh and I can now run 10mins straight on the treadmill, and do 20 mins running with a break! SCORE!
Love and hugs
Kat x x x