Saturday, August 2, 2014

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles.

Well we meet again.  We'll skip the apologies and the pleasantries and just get right to it!  I've been pretty inactive in life dealing with medical issues left and right.  But I'm trying to dive back in to keep myself accountable and to get my mind off of everything!

For those who have been keeping up with my medical issues, here goes a short/not so sweet/but to the point explanation.  My issues that put me in the ER in February are still a big question mark.  I will be having exploratory surgery next week for this issue.  My hip issues are still unresolved.  The last conclusion we came to was a muscle issue all the way around my leg, not just hip flexors but I have been really bad about testing this theory out.  And last but not least, I've presented with sciatic nerve issues related to a family history of back problems.  This is in the MRI *waiting for results* phase of discover/planning for recovery.  *WHEW*  Think that sums it all up but I'm sure just presents a lot more questions.  Feel free to ask away if you'd like more detailed information but I can tell you right now, I'm just getting a lot of shrugs from doctors instead of answers.

I have been depressed, happy, and everything in between in the last month or so.  My good eating habits went out the window due to my medical stuff.  I just couldn't stand in the kitchen to cook every night so eating out became the ol' standby again.  I'm extremely unhappy about it but it's life and life throws curveballs.  I'm here to continue my journey because I never dropped it, I just detoured in some areas.

I have been walking almost every day still.  Not the distances I used to walk, but just enough to make me feel active and to help out with the sciatica and hip pains.  I'm blessed with the mindset of WANTing to walk on my break every day at work.  That desire never disappeared on me. :)

So lets get down to it!  I lost a lot of muscle with my inactivity and it turned into flab on my tummy, but in reality I didn't pack on the lbs from 4 months of bad eating.  THANK GOODNESS!  But it's time to get myself back on track.  This is my most recent Wed. Weigh In.

I've jumped back into all of the wonderful activities put on by my ladies over at the Shrinking Jeans.  The Sisterhood Shots and this month's calendar which is Abs.

I will have to move some of the Ab days around since I'm having abdominal surgery on the 6th, but I WILL get this done!  It's extremely important to me that I not throw all my knowledge, motivation, inspiration, and love for this away.  I just need to find a balance between medical struggles and continuing my journey.  Here's to August!


  1. Good for you for keeping at it!!!

    1. Thanks Andy! It's been hard to come back and pull myself outta that funk, but here's hoping that I can continue to find the positive in all my situations!