Sunday, October 25, 2015


So I spent the week in Vegas and I am glad that I stayed even with my weight.  While I did get in some exercise my food was bad the last two days.  One should not go to the Buffet Bellagio when trying to eat healthy.  I did not even try to track my food that day which is bad.

I am still having pain in my back, when standing and walking for over fifteen minutes.  It has been six months since the operation and while the pain is not as bad as before it still bothers me.  I don’t know if it is the problem with my knee that aggravates back or if it is just the back, but we will see when I get my shot this week.

Damn I hate getting old. Now it time to get back in the healthy living mine set.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

New Start

“It may not be the life you imagined, but it’s your life. You came here for a reason. Is it time for you to go and begin again?” Doug Cooper, Outside In

I am on week 5 of my new start and decided it was time to do an entry.  After my back operation in April I did not feel like doing anything.  The sciatica had gotten to the point that I could not even shop at the market without feeling extreme pain.  It was no way to live.

After my operation the only instruction I got from my surgeon was to walk and do PT.  I finished my PT and as normal did not follow instructions.  In the beginning of September, while the pain was not like it was before it was still there, so I decided it was time to do something about it.  I started swimming at the YMCA and watching my food intake.  Slowly the pain has diminished, why did I not try this earlier, because it was easy to come home from work and just sit in my easy chair.

But hey I am 58 and just can’t sit in my apartment and watch the world go by.  It takes a effort to go swimming everyday and I have to remind myself that I just have to do this for today and get out and move.

I am off to Las Vegas for the week; I have plans to go to the YMCA there and try to walk the strip, along with the shows and other things I have planned.