Sunday Natter

I haven't posted much this week. And I haven't really noticed, either. Nor have I had too much to say, I guess.

Weigh in today was good. I was back down to 192. I feel pretty good about that, though I was secretly hoping to see either 191 or even 190 again. There's always next week, though I'm not too hopeful for that because....

...my fucking sciatic nerve went into overdrive this weekend. I saw the doctor on Monday and he prescribed some anti-inflammatory pills for me. They seemed to be taking the edge off the nerve for me, which was good. I was trying not to get my hopes up too high, just in case. Anyway, cut to this weekend. Saturday morning I went out and walked seven miles. I was started to get a little sore after the walk, but that's typical for me for that length. Last night I decided to go out again and did four more miles. I was really hurting by the time I got home. Pretty sore. I overdid it. This morning I got up and was planning on going about six miles. After about two, I was in pain and limping. It was too much walking. I've decided I have to kick back and not walk for the next few days. This stresses me out because my main course of exercise is walking. I'm really getting stressed out by this whole sciatic thing anyway. I don't know what to do. When I saw the doctor, he suggested physical therapy and I'm really opposed to that. This would be the third time he's sent me to physical therapy and the first two times were unmitigated disasters. I'm probably in worse shape now post p.t. than I was prior to it. I no longer trust my doctor when he brings up p.t.

I'm starting to feel overwhelmed by television. Big Brother starts tonight, airing three times a week. I Love Money is also on tonight. I thought it was supposed to start tonight, but instead it began last Sunday. Project Runway starts back up on Wednesday. Add that to my other recently started shows and I have too much tv to watch. I just don't have enough hours in the day to watch all the shows I want, as well as get some reading in and internetting.

Next weekend we're going to visit with Ken's best friend in Jersey. This is something else that's overwhelming me. I've been using weekends to get caught up on everything that falls by the wayside during the week. I won't have that safety net next weekend. Ack!

I've been trying to convince myself to buy a Flip Camera. Everyone seems to have one. I kind of want one, but I'm not convinced I would use it as often as I should to justify the purchase. With vacation coming up shortly, I need to make a decision.

I'm not spending the whole day online. At least that's what I'm telling myself. I got up at 6, went out for a walk, played online for a couple hours, went out to breakfast, ran an errand, red the sale flyers and now just got back online. I think I need a nap or something.


Fairy Princess Holly said...

Seriously, I can mail you mine to use on vacation and see if you like it. In the mean time, I need to talk to Michael about how to edit. :) Since he seems to know that and everyone else is on a mac.

Mat said...

My BF has suffered with the sciatica in the past, so I feel for you. A couple suggestions: yoga will help stretch out the knots surrounding the nerve while also giving you some exercise time while you can't do the walking. My BF's fav treatment is chiropractric. They put these vibrating hot pads on his butt/lower back and it provides some wonderous relief. Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Sciatic pain is horrible, I am so sorry you're having a problem with this. :( Yoga was an excellent suggestion, and also applied heat.
Thank you for the compliment on my hair picture, by the way. xo

Melanie said...

Yeah, sciatic pain sucks ass, and not in the fun way. Mat and SCB's ideas are good -- yoga is fucking incredible for reducing pressure points, making you more flexible and calming you down. And you can get a good DVD so you don't have to go out to a class if you don't want to.

As for the flip camera, apparently the latest and greatest doesn't work with a Mac. Bastards!

Walt said...

I never would have thought of yoga. Holly's suggest pilates and I still might take her up on that. Any books or dvds in the way of yoga you could suggest, Matty? What does your bf do?