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Ten Day Check In

Friday, January 12, 2018

Yesterday I decided I would take pics every ten days to document my journey. It's not really evident in the pictures yet, but changes are happening. I can feel them. Others are seeing them.
 My stomach is slightly less round…a smaller "apple" than it was. 😉 My clothes are a little looser. As a matter of fact I pulled down a pair of jeans I got about ten years ago, before I got pregnant with my third, youngest, and LAST child. I was between 225-240. I can't remember exactly. What I do know is that I squeezed into them and got them buttoned while standing upright.
 More importantly, I've exercised 8/10 of the days a minimum of 30 minutes. I kind of overdid it the first few days - my intensity was good, but the amount of time each session was a bit much. 
During my walk on Sunday, I had a burst of pain in the front of my right hip. Turns out I now have bursitis in that hip. I've shortened the time per session to 30 minutes and taken it to the water.
 The doctor I saw (who appeared younger than my 31 year old son) was very encouraging and gung ho about me exercising. He said exercising in the water was good and referred me to physical therapy. My first appointment is the 30th.
 The biggest challenge, for me, is the fibro-fatigue. I'm really tired, not I worked hard and pushed my limits tired, but, my get up and go, got up and went. Some of that is parenting stress.
 My nine year old experiences the world through the Autism Spectrum. I also suspect she's got some preadolescent hormone changes happening. She struggles with emotional self-regulation and is easily frustrated and angered. She's been having increasingly violent responses and I've borne the brunt of it.
 I'm also tired from lack of sleep. Some of which is also attributable to the issues between me and my daughter. However, I've had poor sleep my entire adult life. It's a trauma thing, apparently.
 So, I'm tired and pretty much the exercise and, maybe, the dishes are the only things I'm accomplishing on a regular basis. 
I'm trusting this will not last and that my energy levels will improve by the end of the month.
 Overall, it's been a great start to 2018.
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  • KINA69
    Thank you @DSJB9999 & @ARMY_MOM17
    864 days ago
  • ARMY_MOM17
    ...you do have a full plate...it's not easy raising children today...you are doing well... keep up the exercise it will strengthen the mental and physical you!...added you as a friend... take care...
    865 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    Very well done, I have added you as a friend and see you are very busy! Take care of yourself too and be kind and patient with yourself too. emoticon emoticon
    865 days ago
  • KINA69
    Thank you @NATASHA_D1
    865 days ago
    You have your plate full but I think it was amazing reading your blog! Way to go on the exercise 8:10!! Woohoo
    865 days ago
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