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It’s a new month – October!

Posted on: October 1, 2013

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!


7 Responses to "It’s a new month – October!"

You go girl!

Hi Heather!

Enjoyed reading it’s a new month-October! and getting to know you better. Will check up on you throughout October. Good luck on your 5K. WriteON!

People who have not lived with depression & mental illness or been close to someone affected by it often can’t understand why you can’t just ‘snap out of it.’ There were times I wanted to snap people in the face who say that, but I digress. Just take things a day at a time. Spend time with those that lift you up, limit your time with those that bring you down (some are unavoidable – we know).

Good luck with the P/T, don’t worry if you get a bit more sore once you start, it can get worse for a bit before it gets better.

I too am working on consistency with clean eating and fitness this month. Good luck with Week One!

I am doing Mari’s challenge too and saw your link in the FB group! Awesome! :)

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