29 April 2006

I'd like to exchange this please ...

I went to my regular doctor yesterday because I've been having these horribly debilitating foot cramps. What's odd about them is that they only occur in my right foot, and it seems to only happen on the same night I do the elliptical. They're awful! I can usually feel one coming on, so I've gotten a little better at stopping them. But, when they do, oh, man! My entire foot locks up with my big toe pointing downward, the other toes kind of crunching up and the entire foot just throbbing in pain! And, what's most horrible about them is they tend to come in multiples! So, I'll get rid of one only to have another one come on. So, anyways, I was afraid they might be due to a nutritional deficiency, so I wanted to have it checked out. One piece of good news, my blood pressure was 104/61! (I never had high enough blood pressure to be put on medication, but it was always on the high side of normal.) So, yippie! He checked out the foot, listened to what I had to say and then ordered some bloodwork. I'll let you know how it comes out.

Unofficially, I am 149.2 lbs today! I say unofficially b/c I shouldn't be weighing myself every day, but lately, I've been unable from keeping myself from doing it each morning before I get in the shower. So, we'll see what it is on Tuesday. Going to the doctor, though, helped me come to the realization about why 149 lbs is significant for me. When I stepped on the scale, the nurse put the first weight at the 100 lb mark, but I told her I was at 150 on my home scale. So, she had to move it up to the 150 lb mark instead. So, even though the upper weight will have to be all the way at the end of the scale, that lower one will be at 100 lbs as of today! Woo-hoo!!!

It is an absolutely amazing day here today, so my husband and I drove to Watkins Glen to go to the state park. Unfortunately, the gorge trail was closed still, but we were able to find one of the upper trails that afforded us some views of the gorge. There were some rather steep parts of the trail, and I greeted them with joy. Seriously. I know I've said it before, but I still can't get over what a joy it is to do these things now. I can't imagine my life without them, and I don't know why I chose to live without them for so long. Here's a pic of me after having gone about 3/4 the way up the trail. I've been feeling really good about myself lately, and I hope it shows. Oh, and speaking of small achievements: I went to lunch with some of my co-workers yesterday, and when we were ready to go, I stopped by another table where my husband and a few of his co-workers were eating. My co-workers went on ahead, so by the time I was finished talking w/ my husband and his co-workers, mine were way ahead. I didn't want to walk back to my office by myself, so I made the decision to run to catch up with them. It was only about a 1/2 block that I ran, but it felt so truly good. Not so much the running part but the fact that I could run and easily. And, I ordered a new bathing suit yesterday! Our first kayaking class is May 9th, so I wanted to make sure I had something before then. I figured I'd need to order a large, but after comparing my actual measurements to their size guide, it came out to a medium! Yeah! I'm so hoping that the $125 investment will be useful next year too! It's a very cute wrap tankini top, a pretty standard bottom and a skirt to go on top when I'm not wearing the wetsuit for kayaking (the wetsuit's gonna be scary!). Hopefully, I'm not too hideous in it!

6 comments:

Jessica said...

Great pictures. I'm so glad you and the hubby are enjoying quality time together. You look so "skinny" in that pic! You Go Girl!

Melissa said...

Aloha, you are looking real good. Healthy and beautiful. Sorry about the cramps, hope they find out what is causing it. A new bathing suit? You go girl. Running..........smiling. Isn't life just wonderful!

Sandi said...

Sounds like things are going great for you Jenn, yahhhhhhooooo! Just get that cramping thing under control. I'll bet it's a calcium thing.... You look great, sound great. I like this kind of post a lot. You deserve all good things.

fluffy said...

I'm glad you decided to do the kayaking. Good for you! I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Holly said...

rock on, jenn. size 8! you are fabulous!

Jenn said...

Thank you all for your positive comments! I, like Sandi, had been feeling a bit lonely lately.

I'm not trying to bad-mouth it (b/c I'm sure it's really great!), but it seems to me that since the new neighborhood forum opened up on the Living After WLS site traffic and comments on my blog have seriously dropped off. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to read/post to message boards which is why I never really became involved in the Obesity Help site, so I've been disappointed that posts to the Living After WLS blog and visits/comments to my blog have dropped off. So, I really appreciate those of you who have stuck around!!! Thank you!!