Just posting an update to my herniated back situation.
At this point I’m feeling relatively good. Last week I had my first two physical therapy sessions and between being out of shape, and then having not exercised in 2 months, they were intense.
Right now, I’m doing some simple core work, and when I’m there, they do electrical stimulation on my back along with ultrasound.
We’re reigning in our eating out, and working as a team to eat healthier, so the progress can only be good.
Today we went for a walk in Steep Rock, it was my first outdoors hike since mid December.
As I laid on the floor tonight doing the exercises, I kept saying to myself, “you have to do this, you need to get rid of all this extra crap surrounding your body”. I’m trying hard to have hope that somehow my skin will go back, and I can look like a healthy person again. But somedays I get really fearful that I’ll do all the work and be saggy.
Let me tell you from experience, having a little bit of sag is definitely better than having a lot of fat.
Having a problem with your back is going to prove a challenge for you on the exercise front – but from a dieting perspective you have nothing holding you back from doing well.
Stay active. Eat healthy and in smaller amounts. And the weight will fall of at a slow, but steady, pace. I think you’ll find these results to be the most rewarding and easiest to keep off.
@colin – Thanks for the encouragement and reality check 🙂 I’m definitely being more aware of what I’m putting into my mouth.
I’m going to print up a little sign to put on the fridge that says, “did you have any fruit or greens today?” just as a reminder. It’s so easy to get into the hustle and bustle of getting out of the door for work or the next thing.
Thanks again 🙂 I’ll take all the encouragement, kicks in the butt and so I can get!