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Friday, May 17, 2019

So I have been on this lifestyle change for over a month now. I am careful about what I eat and I try to do 60 minutes of walking twice a week outside of my normal. Which is extremely hard given my Condition. Chiari Malformation 1, there is a deformity at the base of my skull, causing the Cerebellar tonsils to herniate outside of the skull anf into the spinal canal. Mine is currently sitting on the C1 Vertebrae. This can and does cause many issues for me. Today i walked 2.85 miles in around an hour, and I now my head is killing me, i have a burning and stabbing pain at the base of my neck between my shoulder blades and pain in my spine. (My legs,feet,hips ect are perfectly fine Its my head and such that hurts) but by the time I get my children to bed tonight my legs will be going numb,my tremor in my arm will be uncontrollable and my vision will be so blurry that aside from listening to an audio book or music I wont be able to do anything. (I already have horrid vision, but the chiari causes my vision to go out of focus even with my glasses on. And especially when I have over done it.) When i started a month ago I was at 240.8 lbs. Last Sunday I was down to 234.8 now I am jumping between 237.4 and 238.6. I do not know why I am not losing any weight, i am doing what i can to be as healthy as possible. But I can't work out or be as active as others. Until i see a specialist walking is the only thing I can do aside from minor stretching as long as I dont move my head and neck to much. I restrict my food to the best of my ability and eat the best I can. The pictures I am putting is a typical day for me food wise. I might have a few bites of my kid's food (My daughter likes to feed me). Or sub 3 oz of pasta for the rice on a more active day. Sometimes I get rid of the rice all together. I also switch between Zuchinni and Broccoli alot. But otherwise this is my typical intake, I dont really snack, I never have. And yesterday and today I find myself starving. All i want to do is eat, which for me is more so mental. I see that changing everything is having no positives for me and so I want to give up, But I am here blogging about it instead. If anyone has advice it would be much much appreciated. Oh and I only drink water, I have the occasional soda at an event, holidays, birthday parties ect. But that's it, i dont even drink coffee or tea, i will drink caffinated tea on days when my head is really hurting it seems to help. But that is it for tea even.
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    148 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Sounds like you might have over done it. Try taking multiple shorter walks.
    155 days ago
    Thank you so much. And I have been working on guided meditations when I am having difficulty seeing. And being stuck just stinks. Thank you so much for the encouragement I desperately needed it. 💜
    155 days ago
  • SPICY23
    emoticon Hang in there! Just because it's not easy doesn't mean it's not worth it. One can only do what one can do. Would listening to some good music while relaxing those physical structures help on all fronts? Distract from feeling hunger while improving the symptoms that build up from 'pushing it'?

    Peace and Care
    156 days ago
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