1. Cardio at least 3 days for 45 minutes: N, N, 20 min, N
2. Make 2 new homemade meals for the week: N, Y, N, N
3. Stretch everyday: N, Y, Y, Y
4. Log it! N, Y, Y, Y
5. <1700 calories/day: N/A, 1689, 2170, 1857
Starting weight: 207.8 - November 14, 2012
Current weight: 191.4
2nd Mini Goal: 187.8
1st Mini Goal: 197.8 - December 6, 2012
Goal weight: 135 - November 14, 2013
Mike: I know this is just one bit of anecdotal info that may not be worth a plug nickle, but... My Honey used to have chronic back pain, on and off for years. Used to get shots for it and everything. Until... one day I was adamant that we get a new mattress set and, Miracle Cure! He hasn't been bothered by back pain since. I, on the other hand, don't sleep as well on this bed as I did on the last one, but if it cures what ails him, I love it.
Your mileage may vary. Hope you feel better soon.
I new mattress would definitely help. I actually flipped and turned it yesterday, but I think it's all flipped and turned out. This is my middle back, which has been bothering me for a couple weeks. Yesterday at the gym we were going to do over heard barbell military press. I was going to sit down because I know my back as been on the edge. My buddy wanted to do it standing up, so against my better judgement, I did as well. On my 3rd set, when the bar was fully extended over my, I felt like my balance was off and tensed up just enough to tweak my back. I'm paying for it today. I also have a lower back issue, bulging discs and have had a series of epidurals.
Ugh, treating my third low blood sugar of the day just sent me over on my calories... The joys of insulin+working out. I'm going to do some testing with my pump tomorrow to see where I need to lower my insulin levels.
Lisa: Log everything! For me, it's good to have a visual reminder of where I went astray, what I've got to 'make up for' and what I should avoid next time. As in: What's with those spikes in the chart? a) Chocolate b) Red Wine c) Red Wine & Chocolate d) Champagne, Shellfish, & Butter.
(Answers in white to protect the weak.)
Mike: If you get a new bed, make sure to spend the time to find the right one for you. The one Honey bought was one of those "highly recommended" (ie: pricey) models, but he hasn't had an issue in the five+ years since then. Still it was probably cheaper that doctor visits + time off from work.
Joanna: In my experience, low cals + red wine is not a healthy combo. One or the other may work, but not both!
Donna, normally I'd agree with you, although it ended up being a non issue yesterday. After treating a late evening low, I ended up more around 1550 for my calories, with the wine included. Still not too bad, especially considering I've average pretty low the rest of the week. Got on the scale this morning and was down a pound from yesterday, so just goes to show more calories can be good every once a while.