Saturday, November 14, 2009

At A Stand Still

WARNING: Weight-Loss Rant!

I was doing such a great job with running, working out, and eating right which led to some great weight-loss. Darn it if that surgery didn't get the best of me!!!

About 2 weeks before my parathyroidectomy I came down with a horrible cold. I struggled to NOT workout because I didn't want to make matters worse. I was hoping that I'd only miss a week or so of working out versus a month. Making myself sicker was not a risk I was willing to take.

I wasn't completely recovered from my cold yet when I had my parathyroidectomy. I was still having some drainage issues. Well, my luck just doesn't seem to be getting any better. While I was in the hospital I gained 4 lbs. 4 POUNDS!!! That's a lot in just two days. I didn't actually eat a whole lot while I was in the hospital because my throat hurt so badly. I guess the weight gain came from all the fluids they pumped me up with and the lying around.

I'm trying my best to recover from this surgery and move on, but it's rough. I did not expect it to hurt this badly. I want to go for a run on Grant's Trail more than anything right now, but just the thought of it makes my neck ache. My head and neck still feels like it was bashed in with a baseball bat. I am sore!!! I quit taking my pain meds because they make me nauseous, but I may just have to look past that. I cannot live in pain!

Well, the scale was finally in my favor yesterday. I finally reached my pre-surgery weight. I've had a personal goal to lose another 15 by Christmas, but I don't know if that's a reasonable goal now. I don't want to make excuses for myself, but the parathyroidectomy really did set me back. Maybe it's time for me to reevaluate the situation and possibly change my goal date to Dec. 31st. I think losing 15 more pounds between now and 2010 sounds more reasonable. I don't know??!?!!

So I'm not sure what I'm going to do today. I should fight the urge to run and just go get on the bike at the gym. At least there wouldn't be a lot of head bobbing with the bike. I've just got to get back on the weight loss wagon and kick it into high gear. My personal 15lb goal would get me to a fantastic overall weight loss number for the year and would be one of the best Christmas gifts ever.

What do you think? Any suggestions???


Mommy of Three said...

I think you just need to concentrate on getting better. I bet some of that weight gain is water weight. You have already done amazing this year. You should be so proud of yourself. From that new picture on your profile you dont look like you even have very much more to lose. If you absolutely have to get this goal in for yourself then i would definitely move it the the 31st. I mean come on ,surgery should give you some leeway, right? I think it should give you more then 5 days but i understand the importance of wanting to hit the goals we set for ourself. Good luck with whatever you decide and just know you already look fabulous!

Angelavon said...

try your best but don't be too hard on yourself if you can't do all of it. whatever you can accomplish will be amazing considering you're still recovering from surgery. as far as low-impact workouts have you considered the elliptical or swimming? i just started talking some swimming lessons. it takes practice to learn technique, but is a great non-impact workout. good luck! you are doing way better than me!

The Gray Roach said...

You need to take care of yourself. You can still control your diet. Hard work-outs can just wear you down if your body is trying to recover from something else. I know it is so hard to avoid exercise once you are addicted, but sometimes you just have to take a rest. Go for long walks instead of runs, walking is still amazing.

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