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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Miracle Worker

Soooo ... things are progressing. The last week has been good.

I went for my fourth adjustment at the chiropractor today. I gotta say, I love my chiropractor!

This is how much pain I was in - after the first adjustment last Friday, I felt like a million bucks!

I am practically pain free now. After only 4 adjustments! I still have three weeks to go ... I want this problem fixed, rather than just patched so I will do the whole course of treatment. It's looking good!

I would totally recommend him ... looking for a Freddy chiropractor? Check out Dr. Aaron Johnston ... he works miracles!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Step 2

So I have embarked on Step 2 of my "me makeover". What's that?

That would be the oft attempted, but never reached goal of weight loss and maintenance.

Fun fun!

So a week ago Thursday I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting in ... well never mind how many years. Let's just say it's been a while.

The first meeting was ok, did the whole "new member" meeting at the end of the group support meeting. I have shelled out a good portion of money for this ... prepaid for 4 months, in the hopes that I will stick with it.

Weighing in .... I was shocked! Shocked, I say! Totally shocked at the numbers on the scale. But not for the reason you think. I actually weighed 25 lbs less than I thought I did. You know how people think they weigh less than they actually do? Well, I guess I am just the opposite.

The system is about the same as it was the X number of times I have tried it before. There are a few changes with the 'Filling Foods' and extra points you get ... it's actually pretty damn easy to follow the plan. So I say now, with all of my food points. But for every ten pounds you lose, you go down one food point ... man that's going to be a bitch if I lose what I want.

So, I went to my second meeting this past Thursday. I totally thought I had gained. But I didn't. I lost 4.4 lbs. Yay me! Of course, the first few weeks are the easiest to lose. Specially when you have so much to lose. It will be a real challenge when I get to my 10%. After that, it's usually all downhill for me.

But we'll see how it goes. Right now I am totally psyched to do this. With back and hip pain and my aunt's recent diagnosis of congestive heart failure, I need to do this. I have to do this. And I am totally motivated to do this. I just hope I can keep it up.