Monday, March 12, 2012

Game On! Week 3 and Doctor Visit

Three weeks down on Game On and I am feeling very relieved going into week 4.  Relieved, because it is almost over.  I had thought this was going to be more fun.  I know, call me crazy.  What type of diet is fun?  Apparently, none.

I thought it would be fun because it is a competition.  I thought there would be friendly banter between the two teams, but we have all be so nice and encouraging, it's sickening.  Ok, no it is not really sickening, just kidding, but you know what I mean.

I did really well this week.  In fact, I would of had a perfect week if it hadn't been for Monday.  Not sure why Monday was so bad, but it was.  I only had 3 of the 6 meals, didn't finish my 3 liters of water and did not exercise.  I finished the day with only scoring 58 points out of 100.  I was so mad at myself, I decided that the rest of the week had to be perfect.  It was not easy but I did it.  Not sure how it will help the team.  I haven't seen the new totals yet but I am hoping to come out in the lead.  We have been trailing for the first two weeks, and I really want to win.

Come on team, we can do this!  Rah, Rah, Rah and so on...

Now on to my visit at the doctor's today.  I have degenerative disc disease.  This is no surprise as I already saw the MRI results.  We are going to do PT for the next 6-8 weeks, which is exactly what I was hoping for.  As angry as I was, I now am starting to feel better mentally.  I am sure PT will work for me without any drastic measures, such as surgery.  My first PT session is Thursday and I am a little excited to go.  I am so looking forward to feeling better and be able to stand straight when I wake up.
Not me.

The bad news is no running.  The doctor I am seeing is also a runner and she says I will run again.  Just give it a little time to heal and feel better and all will be good.  She encouraged me to learn to swim, as that is great exercise for your back.  So, that is on my list of things to take care of this week.  Sign up for swim lessons.

So all in all, I am in a good mood.  This crazy diet is almost done and I see a light at the end of the tunnel with this injury.  It is only gonna get better from here, I just know it.

Run strong, think big!

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  1. That is so awesome that your doc is a runner! That helps so much because she understands what you are going through. I hope the PT helps quickly and you are able to run soon. Great job learning to swim. It's great exercise:)

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    1. Yeah, I was really happy to hear that too!

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  2. Sounds like a scary diagnosis-- but I'm glad she said it will heal and you'll be able to run again. Good for you for signing up for swim lessons, and for staying positive. Hang in there!

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    1. It is scary. It won't totally heal and I may be dealing with it for the rest of my life. But there are things to make it feel better and that is what I am gonna focus on. Thanks!

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  3. oh wow. i am in the same type of competition it sounds like and i am SO over it. haha. it has been going on since the new year started and FINALLY ends in 2 weeks. i honestly cant wait to not have to think about it any more ;)

    sorry to hear about your back! it sounds like you are in great hands and that your doc is very positive! hoping for some speedy healing!

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    1. Julia, I don't know how you have been able to do it since January! Good for you! I am counting down the days, as yes, I am over it!

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  4. So awesome to get some answers and help! The only think I would say about swimming is that, for me, breastroke actually hurts my back a little. Otherwise it is GREAT!

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    1. Kerrie, thanks! I will keep that in mind and let my instructor know about my back problem. I won't do anything that doesn't feel right.

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  5. Great to hear you are on the mend and that you will be able to run again :) I'm also excited to hear you are going to take swimming lessons, I hope you will enjoy the water as much as I do!! :)

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  6. You should definitely swim, it's fun! I was super intimidated when I started but I really like it now.

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