Still alive, still kicking.
I really need to set a schedule to try to update this thing more often. Live is busy and I feel I just repeat myself over and over.
I’ve lot 13 pounds since Jan 1.
Lots of ups and downs, good food, crap food, etc.
Still not giving up. Never ever give up.
Money is becoming an issue right now. I’ve got to try to figure out how to eat healthy without wheat on the cheap. It’s going to be a challenge and may be just what I need to cut back on portions.
I’ll try to get better about updating this thing. It’s not like anyone reads it anyway.
My weight is down 7 pounds in since renewing my wheat free diet on Jan 1.
I’m pretty happy with that.
I have totally flaked and ignored the FabAbs workout posted by the shrinking jeans sisters.
I have hula-hooped every single day since Jan 2 for at least 30 minutes each day.
I’ve also got 6 dance classes each week.
Life is NUTS!!!
What I’m not getting is sleep. I guess it’s back to the advil PM for some relief at night.
Can’t win them all.
Well, that didn’t take long.
Fab-ab workouts: completed 1 of 4.
30 day Hoop challenge: 3 for 3
Wheat free: 4 days
My abs are so worn out after hooping that they just will not work anymore! It’s the craziest thing ever!
My dance classes start next week. I have 4 classes that I’m teaching and 2 classes that I’m taking.
I’m also joining in the biggest loser battle at work. $10 in the pot, 8 weeks of doing it right, winner takes all.
I started my plan this past Sunday, every one else at work is waiting until Monday. What a bunch of maroons!
Do you all have trouble with blog titles like I do? Coming up with something clever is just so much work!
I’m a day behind, I know, but hey it doesn’t matter what day you start as long as you do.
I also got in 30 minutes of hooping this morning.
Haven’t hooped since you were a kid? Hoopnotica has some fabulous adult sized hula hoops. Or you can make your own. I have one of each right now.
Check out Hoopnotica on their facebook page.
Don’t you go getting used to daily updates. You know it’s not going to last
There has not been a whole lot of fitness going on here.
But of course with every new year there are new resolutions and new promises to one’s self.
I am no different.
I make new promises every year and most I do not keep.
This year… only 1 promise.
Get rid of the wheat.
I did pretty awesome last summer when I was wheat free. My indigestion disappeared, my arthritis pain lessened, my skin cleared up.
And then I went to visit my Momma and all that hard work went straight in the shitter. Literally!
How do you tell your Momma that you aren’t going to eat her hand made chicken and dumplings? You don’t. You hope just hope like hell that when vacation is over and you’re back in the routine of your life that you can get back on the plan.
It didn’t happen. Now my belly is protruding, my heartburn and indigestion has returned and I have cystic acne like some little 14 year old going through puberty.
I know it won’t be easy but I really feel that this is best for me.
I know that people are going to tell me that it’s not healthy to go without a whole food group. I don’t think it’s healthy for me to keep eating that stuff.
My only goal. Can I do it? I’ll damn sure give it a try.
2012 is nearly over. It’s been full of dental appointments, surgeries, and other trivial money sucking things. We’ve had no family deaths or emergencies, thank goodness.
The year was also full of dance and joy. I started last year by completing a half marathon. I walked it because I had forgotten my inhaler and couldn’t breathe without wheezing unless I was walking but I did it and finished.
I started teaching belly dance. I have 2 beginner classes in 2 nearby towns and one intermediate class. In January that will increase to 3 beginner classes and 1 intermediate class.
I also joined a burlesque troupe and stripped down to nearly nothing in front of a room full of strangers. Thanks to the burlesque I started clogging again. I haven’t done that in many many years.
I gave up wheat for 6 weeks and felt better than I have in a long time. I found out that wheat is really not my friend after I started eating it again. Let me tell ya, the holidays are hell on a wheat free or even wheat reduced diet.
I found out I have a torn tendon in my ankle and was told I will most likely never be able to run again with great gobs of pain.
I spent the year sewing and crafting. I learned how to decoupage and knit.
The only thing I haven’t done is lose weight.
But I’m not going to let that overshadow all I HAVE accomplished. It’s been a great year and I’m looking forward to 2013.
Sounds like a foreign film doesn’t it? It’s not though. It’s a tendon that runs along the outside of the ankle.
Mine is split.
Not bad enough to need surgery but bad enough I can’t run anymore. Probably ever.
This makes me incredibly sad.
I enjoyed running. I’m gonna miss it tremendously.
Doc said it could take months to heal. Not weeks. Months.
It seems that I am a supinator. I need to get new shoes to help correct that. It seems that that put excess stress on the peroneus brevis and the peroneus longus. Then the few times that I turned my ankle was the proverbial straw on the camel’s back.
According to what I’ve read the peroneus tendons are there to keep the ankle from turning out. When you strain the ankle out the tendons tighten up to try to bring the ankle and foot back into the correct position. If the ankle turns too far out the longus can actually cut into the brevis creating a vertical tear or split.
This is what I have.
I get to continue to wear an air cast until I get new shoes. Then I have a lace up brace that I’m supposed to wear. I can still belly dance but i can’t clog or run for while.
Surgical repair, stitching the split together: There is only a 20-30% chance that it would fix the problem anyway.
Cortisone shots into the tendon: Oh hell no. But it’s an option if the pain and swelling gets to be more than I can stand.
Surgical repair, cutting off and removing the part that is split off: Only if I ever get to the point that I can’t walk on it.
Lace-up brace: I get to wear this any time I dance or don’t wear the air cast.
My life is so full of awesome. Don’t be jealous. </sarcasm>