Wake up calls

About three weeks ago I bent over to open a window in my living room, pulled something wrong and ended up in urgent care in major pain. My lower back still isn’t quite right. Weekend before last I went to Austin and spent most of the day walking around and again my lower back was sore almost the entire next week from the walking. When I had a followup appointment a couple of days after hurting my back I was surprised to see the scale at the doctor’s office showed I’m nearly up to 200 lbs. Though I shouldn’t be, since I had to get 1x when I picked up shorts.

I’ve been watching what I’m eating a bit more, though I need to just stop with the fast food, and I’ve lost a couple of pounds according to my home scale. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, I know what I need to do, I need to just do it. I’m truly a bit scared for my health. The weekend I hurt my back I had to use the electric scooter at the grocery ’cause I just couldn’t walk the aisles. I haven’t had a proper checkup in years, but diabetes is pretty rampant in my extended family and I’ve never been checked. I’m thirty-three years old, I don’t need to have the body of a sixty year old.

Once the pool opens here at my apartment complex I want to take up swimming, since that’s easier on the joints. Meantime, I need to get off my butt (again). Need to find exercises I can do to strengthen my back and just get off the couch.  I’ve made the change at work to dressing more business casual, I can do this.

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