Wednesday Check-in

No challenge to update this week so it was really REALLY tempting to skip the scale this week.  I’m officially counting myself at my goal weight.  If I can stay between 125 and 128, I am extremely happy with that! So you’ll have to check out my new bling on my weight loss/training page!

Pain has been really rough this past week. It seems to have settled right in the middle of my back.  The Walk for Diabetes this weekend probably didn’t help much, especially since Abby wanted Mommy to carry her most of the way.  Sunday night I was up half the night sick from the combination of the pain and the pain medication.  Hubs had phone in hand to call someone to watch Abby so he could take me to the ER but I talked him out of it (its not like they would have done anything anyway).  So I’m holding out to my appointment at the pain clinic.  I called yesterday to see if I could get on a cancellation list and the nurse said I should be thrilled with my current date since she is currently booking appointments in June.  That’s right – JUNE! Seriously this guy must be a miracle worker!

In the meantime, I’m feeling like I’ll never get to run again. I don’t know if I need to just push through the pain and do it or hold off.  The date for my 5k is creeping closer so I don’t know if I need to back out or what.  I guess I could always just walk it but then I feel like I’m failing. I think I just need a change in perspective.

Thankfully a new challenge is starting up next week – November 17th!  So mark your calendars people and keep an eye out at the Sisterhood for details!

So when I hopped on the scale, it read 127. Not thrilled but considering my mood for the past week I was pretty happy the damage wasn’t worse (you can check out what I mean here).

So here are my stats:

Starting weight: 164.4

Last week’s weigh-in: 126.4
Today’s weigh-in: 127
Change: +.06

Overall Change: -37.4

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  1. Hang in there until your appointment and keep your chin up. Pain is so tough… I am sure the pain clinic will really have some great ideas for you – will be praying for just that! I am sure you WILL run and race again in the future… You will figure it out because in addition to dealing with chronic illness, you are an athlete, my friend!

  2. I wouldn’t sweat that little gain…with that kind of pain I probably would have eaten the refridgerator!! You are doing amazing with this kind of maintaining! Praying for miracles to come your way at the doctors appt.

  3. Let me tell, you that button is a beautiful thing, isn’t it?? Congrats on reaching your healthy range! That’s awesome.

    Why would you consider yourself a failure for walking the 5k? Is walking it all better than not doing it at all? Keep it in perspective. It’s better to do what you are able instead of not doing anything at all.

    You can do this!

    • Thanks for the perspective Thea! I just loved running so much in high school and college that i feel like I’m not doing enough just walking but I need to get over that. Like REALLY need to. I’m so excited about this upcoming challenge!!

  4. I am with Thea that walking the 5K is not failure at all. And I can also relate to your feeling of failure as well. I used to like running as well, but my current health challenges prevent me from doing that. It’s hard to not feel that I used to do this with ease, but I cannot do this anymore. Very frustrating indeed.

    So, yup, sister, I too need to get over feeling of failure over things that have changed. Wish you luck on coping with the pain, and hope you feel better about the 5K.