Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Updates--Tai Chi, Lymph Edema, Habba Syndrome

I don't have anything in particular to write about so I thought I'd just give some updates.
I'm a month or so into my Tai Chi lessons. I like it a lot and so does my husband and it's fun to do together. And it gets him to move and he's actually trying to lose weight which is good.  What I don't like about it is the all-or-nothing aspect of some of the postures.  We learned one where you have to sink onto your left foot and have your right foot have no weight on it (so you could kick, if the move was during a fight). I can't.  My left leg can't hold all my weight when it's bent.  My knee is shot, it's swollen with edema, etc.  Not happening. But a lady was helping me with that posture and kept saying "you need to sink more on your left leg" and I'm like, "that is not gonna happen, I physically can't do that."  That part is frustrating.  I bought a video from my teacher that shows all the postures from all directions so that helps me with form, but not with the form that I can't do.  I'm soldiering on; I'm not quitting with 5 months of lessons still to go.
As far as my lymph edema goes, it's still there.  I've compromised.  I wrap both ankles with Comprilan bandages.  They look just like Ace bandages but they stretch differently and feel totally different. I can wrap them as tight as I want but it doesn't cut off circulation to my feet.  Every morning when I get home from the pool I wrap my ankles and they stay that way until I'm ready for shower/bedtime at night.  The problem is (and this leads back into my Tai Chi issues) is that I have to sacrifice ankle flexibility to get less swelling.  If I don't wrap them, I can really feel the difference after a few hours of sitting at my desk writing or a shopping trip.
The last thing is my Habba Syndrome.  It's been so much better ever since I got diagnosed.  I think that the massive clean-out I had to do to get the colonoscopy actually helped--maybe something was stuck in there? I don't know.  I'm also eating differently since the same basic time frame (I went to the butt doctor right before I went to get my Gastric Mind Band).  I think a little of both--eating different/less and being scrubbed internally.
Right now I'm doing a massive writing project.  (Not about being fat.  It's under my real name, and I'm not sure I want to sacrifice my anonymity on this blog to tell you all when it comes out.)  That's taking up most of my free time (along with a small remodeling project) which is why I've been so quiet.
I appreciate all of you who have friended me on Facebook.  Don't be shy, I like making new friends. Especially if you play Petville or Fishville!  But it's okay if you don't play, I'll still be your friend.

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Thursday, April 07, 2011


I received this email.  I don't qualify; maybe you do or know someone who does.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I'm done with exercise for the year!

According to Sparkpeople, at some point during my workout today (April 6), I reached my yearly fitness minutes goal for 2011. I've surpassed it, in fact.

I guess I'm done. I'll go take a nap until January.
I've said it more than once, this goal is ridiculously low.  It's 7.5 minutes per day.  For weight loss?  Really?  I don't think so.  I wish I had paid attention to how many total minutes I did last year.  Probably 10,000 or more. 

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