Friday, December 2, 2011
Venturing Back To Malibu & Happy Thanksgiving
Hey everyone. Sorry I haven't posted for a couple of weeks. The last two weeks have been a blur. Went home on the 20th of November for a couple of days. It was really good to see my family, friends and my dog and cat. Had a situation with my mom and dad that was not good, but I handled it really well. Just made me realize that if I want to continue this journey and this lifestyle that Spokane is no longer my home. Confirmed to me that I need to distance myself from unhealthy situations and relationships. It just blows me away that people can say things, especially family members that they think is being helpful and honest only turns out to be hurtful and devastating. I left on Wednesday morning to head to Salem, Oregon to spend a few days with my best friend from Jr. High and High School. I spent Thanksgiving with her and her kids and some friends of hers. It was really nice. I had a blast with her and her kids. I left Saturday morning to head back here. The weather was perfect. Roads were perfect. No issues at all. I really enjoyed the alone time. It gave me a chance to really reflect on my journey and what I wanted to do. I arrived back to BLR on Sunday afternoon. It was great to see everyone here and to be back at the Resort. Trained with Tonia on Monday. Still having issues with my knees & foot so we pretty much did upper body and strength training. I started to have a training session with Tonia on Tuesday afternoon, but I started getting sick so Tonia canceled our session which was ok because I had a dr appt with my Orthopedic Surgeon later in the afternoon. So I met with the surgeon and he checked out my right knee which has really been bothering me lately. He suspected a torn meniscus in my right knees so he sent me for an MRI. He also took another xray of my left foot because he suspected a stress fracture. Negative on the xray. The MRI took a couple of days for them to make the report. Had another appt. with the ortho dr. to go over the results of the MRI today. No menisci tear. YAY!!!! Which means no surgery. YAY!!!! He did say that my knees are being abused intensely. He said that if I could stop abusing my knees that would be great for me. I started laughing and said that for the next 10 weeks that won't happen. So the alternative is only using the pool and the recumbent back. So no 5K for now. He did say that if I wanted to do a bike race or ride that would be a great idea. I am so frustrated with this whole thing. I am getting so tired of all the road blocks that keep coming up and getting in the way of me reaching my goals. I know this is happening for a reason, it just stinks. I weighed in today. I lost only .3lbs this week. Last week I maintained, which I was ok with because I didn't do any exercise while I was gone. I just thought that I should have lost more this week. But I did notice this morning that I have lost more inches in my stomach area. Trained with Kareen on Wednesday and then again with Tonia on Thursday. Hopefully, we can come up with a program that will allow me to reach my goals and get me to my goal weight by the time I leave here in February. I just don't want to lose focus and perspective on why I am here and what I want to accomplish.