It’s a new month – October!
Posted October 1, 2013on:
It’s a new month, meaning new beginnings and fresh starts.
I had planned on weighing in this morning to start off the new month, but I didn’t have time. I did end up weighing in on Sunday at 209. And it was just 2 weeks ago that I was 219. I will admit that I didn’t do much of anything to lose that weight. I had been on a migraine preventative medication that caused me to gain over 25 lbs in less than 3 months. I took myself off of it 2 weeks ago and ended up losing 10 lbs. So, that should say something. I’m on a new migraine preventative medication now, so let’s hope that doesn’t cause any weight gain.
I went to the foot doctor yesterday and I definitely have tarsal tunnel in both feet. Basically, I have pinched nerves in my feet that cause extreme throbbing and tingling in the front of my feet. So, he put cortisone shots in both feet and I start physical therapy tomorrow. And he’s ordering for them to fit me with a custom orthodic. We’ll see how that helps. The cortisone shots are helping a ton.
I have a race coming up this weekend. It’s the Crawlin Crab 5k. I’ll be okay to run the race and I’ll make sure to be very careful not to injure myself again. My goal is to just finish the race. Maybe not dead last, hopefully, but finishing is the main goal.
I am definitely doing better than I was last week. I’m not 100% and I’m still certainly not happy, but I’m better. I’ve been reading up on Bipolar Disorder and learning new things about it, ways to cope and deal with it a little better. A big part of it is support and understanding from the people in my life, which I DON’T have, but somehow I’ll have to get past that. I do appreciate the support and understanding from those that show it, even though most of the people who do, I have never actually met in person, we’re just friends online. I do find it sad and a little odd that I can get support from total strangers, but my own family can’t seem to even try. Oh well. I guess it’s just up to me.
A big thing I need to work on is consistency. So I will try to post every day during the month of October. Just a quick update or talk about what’s going on in my head or whatever. Hopefully you all will read it and comment!
So, here’s to a new month! May it be a great one!