Monday, April 9, 2012

Chronic Pain, Repeat Gain & Loss, and Support

Who knew? source
I don't have much to report today. I'm ashamed that I keep losing and gaining the same 5-8 pounds. I need to get more focused and I need to exercise. I can work on the focus, but the exercise is something I can't physically do right now unfortunately.



Between my CRPS and this Vitamin D deficiency kicking my ass with serious pain, I simply can't exercise. There are times I can barely walk at all. So what's a chunky girl to do? Keep working on her diet, that's what. I promise to keep trying if y'all promise to stick with me through this rough patch. Here is a list of reasons for you to hang in there with me:


  • I'm funny as fuck. Well, I think so anyway. Who the hell else names the pounds they lose AND their inner chunky and skinny girls. I say no one, that's who. Boom.
  • I can use all the support I can get. I'm horrible at keeping on track with a lot of things including not pigging out on sweets. Is it my fault that chocolate and pie are so damn delicious?
  • I'd do it for you! I am by nature a very supportive person. I think it has something to do with being a woman and chronic illness sufferer. I get it.
So there you have it. If this list didn't convince you, well then I don't know what will, people. I hope everyone had a great weekend and Easter if you celebrate the holiday. Much love to you all and I promise to do better.

6 comments:

  1. Two words for you, ma'am: Food diary. Google it.

    In all seriousness, you cannot beat yourself up. There are setbacks in this wonderful weight loss journey. Did I mention that during my awesome weekend I went to a buffet with my family and pigged out on duck potstickers? Yes, I did. And I did it with no regrets. I just wrote it all down. It was ugly, but it was the truth.

    I'm such a huge fan of the food diary way of dieting that I'm ready to scream it out from the highest mountaintop.

    A big part of weight loss is also activity, but there's not much you can do about that if you're in serious pain. :-(

    Have you tried pilates? I've heard that works wonders. Never tried it though.

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    1. You're right. I need a food diary. Why can't I ever remember to do that? Oh yeah...CRPS mush brain. Haha!

      I can't really do Pilates because it requires some moves that put weight on the hands/wrist/arms. Some of it is doable, but not all of it unfortunately. Swimming is what I really need to do. Low-impact on the joints and no pressure on the hands/wrists. The problem is that I don't have a pool and it costs a fortune to go to a gym or the YMCA. I am trying to figure out a way to do that though.

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  2. You ARE funny as fuck, and I know you can do this! Just because you aren't exercising in the traditional way doesn't mean you aren't - shopping for paint and decor for your house, and painting all count!

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  3. Hey I have a severe vitamin D deficiency too, I'm right there with you. I stopped taking my prescription vitamins though until I go to the doc and make sure it's ok to blast my grape with vitamin D right now.

    And hey, at least you're losing and gaining the same few pounds and not just gaining and gaining and gaining. That's a bonus! BTW, I have plans for a chocolate shake in a hour or so and I have regrets already but I am weak and I will be eating it. Drinking it? Consuming it.

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  4. Stop worring about what you eat and enjoy life don't over eat and go nuts with junk food and remember to drink lots of water.......

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  5. You don't need to give us a list of reasons to stick with you. We all love you already!

    Don't fret about the 5-8 pounds right now. Deal with the pain and the deficiency, and then focus on the pounds. You can still eat right in the meantime.

    It's that chocolate. I blame the chocolate. DAMN all the chocolate!!

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