Although this time it isn't even mine. My wife (as I may have mentioned before) also has a history of back pain. She went so far as to have back surgery to remove a ruptured disc. Unfortunately, this does not cure all of the pain that the back can be in so she still has … Continue reading Day 171… Stupid Back Pain
This might become a common theme in my entries because so many things seem to suck. And even though I guess it really isn't news, I figured it was time to complain about good old insurance. Now I'm not going to get into Obama-Care or any of that stuff, I'm just going to talk about … Continue reading Day 143… Insurance Sucks
So after my month of not doing so well I've decided to make some changes. I'm going to stop weighing weekly for one thing. I think that it discourages me far too much when I don't move down much or at all. I know many people have told me in the past to stay off … Continue reading Day 141… I Sure Missed You, Gym.
Well, nobody probably noticed my absence, but the back issues from earlier this week have kept me pretty much bed-ridden. Today is the first day back at work since taking nearly 2 full days off (there goes some of my Christmas vacation time) but I don't feel like going into all of the boring details … Continue reading Day 136 & 137… The Writeoffs
Back pain's back, tell a friend... That's right, the wonderful world of back pain has surfaced again. I guess I can honestly say it never went away. But it was painful enough on Tuesday to make me want to not be awake. Unfortunately, I had to spend my 9 hours at work and my time … Continue reading Day 135… Guess What’s Back, Back Again…?
So the blog for Wednesday was originally going to be this feel-good story with nothing bringing me down, but then "late last night" had to roll around and just ruin everything. First with the good news... I woke up on Wednesday and did my normal things, getting ready for work and getting my food together, … Continue reading Day 107… No Pain, No… Pain?
It's crazy just how much a night of not being able to sleep can change your attitude. I'm certainly not a morning person (my 7 years of graveyard shift can attest to that) but I normally am up-and-at-'em as soon as my alarm goes off. I look forward to getting to work and getting it … Continue reading Day 93… Who Needs Sleep?
So I did some more research in my spare time today about BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) and I feel pretty good about what I am doing. I don't think I am eating too much, I just FEEL like I am eating too much because instead of restricting myself to … Continue reading Day 59…
Man, my back hurts today. It's hurt for a few days, but today is the first time it's been painful to even walk. I don't know if I should take a rest or what. I certainly don't want to, so I am going to push through as best I can. Friday and Saturday we are … Continue reading Day 36…