Tuesday, January 18, 2011

W30 D4 (I think) - 83.0?

My scales have new batteries, and this morning they registered 83kg.

Still walking every day. Trying to get my eating under control.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

W28 D7 - 81.1kg

Heading to the beach for a week, hopefully I'll get in a lot of gentle activity. I didn't do all my stretches today. But I did walk this morning.

At the doctor's two days ago I weighed 81.1kg. Our scale isn't working, so I am not sure how this relates to my previous weight measured at home. I feel very fat though. At times I am disgusted with my reflection.

Monday, January 3, 2011

W28 D3 - Physio

I finally got to see a physiotherapist about my shoulder today, after the Christmas/New Year closedown. I chose to go to UC's clinic, where the students do the practical side of their course. They are fully supervised, of course, and it is much cheaper - only $30 a session instead of 2 or 3 times as much elsewhere.

Mark was great. It turned out to be his first day on placement, but I found his lack of experience a bonus as he was very meticulous and thorough. And was up-to-date with the latest research. He took lots of time to listen to me and test my shoulder to find out what I needed. He consulted with his supervisor a couple of times but seemed to know what he was talking about. Then he gave me a massage and some exercises to do at home, with the advice to not do anything that hurts. I have another appointment next Friday, and will go 2 or 3 times a week.

He was young, obviously, and rather good looking! I wished I had worn a more conservative bra, or a singlet, I felt a little odd in my lacey number pushing up my 40-year-old breasts.

I am really glad I am finally on the road to recovery. Even after one massage I had more movement in the shoulder. Some of what he did, testing me, hurt a bit, but not too much.

I had a really bad morning before that, more pain than usual even after my morning walk. Tim is not feeling well today, and he thinks we might be both fighting off something that is reducing my pain-coping skills.

W28 D2 - My first ride

I have walked every day for the past week. Sometimes first thing in the morning (especially if my shoulder is particularly bad, walking helps), sometimes in the evening, twice on the treadmill at the gym.

And today I had my first ride on my new bike that I got for Christmas! My shoulder was really sore over Christmas so I didn't want to risk it, especially as I fell off when getting the bike home from the shop, but today we had a nice cool day and my shoulder wasn't too bad. The kids brought their new bikes and Tim came to help Jasmine who isn't used to her new big bike - still with training wheels though. We rode up and down a nearby bike path. 4 year old Aiden zoomed up and down (with training wheels, he has just upgraded from a tricycle), 6 year old Jasmine managed short periods without Tim actually holding on to her (she goes so slow the bike usually tips over) and I got over my nervousness and did well.

So, lots of exercise today.

And tomorrow I finally get my first physio session for my shoulder, everything has been closed over the Christmas/New Year period.