Yesterday morning I hurt my back at the gym doing thrusters (squats in to a push press with a 45 pound bar). Second round of seven in and I felt it go. It's hurts to stand up straight, it hurts to get up from a sitting position, it hurts to cough, it hurts to sit on the toilet to pee (TMI? well it does. And getting up off the toilet is no picnic either). And because I am absolutely insane, I was trying to tough it out and take nothing stronger than Tylenol. I was using those Icy Hot patches and resting on the couch, and trying to stretch every few hours so it didn't tighten up any more than it already was. I wouldn't even take ibuprofen or Aleve..."Why?" one might ask. Well, non-steroidals can cause your body to retain fluids and today was my weigh in day. Yep, I didn't want to take any drugs that may or may not (and usually do not) have had any effect on the back pain so that I didn't have any water weight gain for today's weigh in. I said it was take no prisoners and I didn't care who got in my way, including myself, I guess. Plus I don't like to take meds...at all. Hate it actually.
I have mentioned before that I weigh myself obsessively and this past week I got on the scale and was exactly at my original goal of 50 pounds lost. But that's an "unofficial" weigh in and therefore doesn't really count. I know all of this makes me crazy--I am in pain and I opted to try and tough it out so I can try and have a good weigh in?! What's another week to get to goal?! I am competitive (and crazy...see above and actually all of my previous posts if you need additional proof) and I just wanted to have the best possible outcome.
So now that my weigh in is over...and I HIT MY GOAL...bring on the Aleve! I am "officially" down 50.4 pounds. Too bad this milestone is marred by some back pain but I will be jumping up and down soon enough. Bring on the stretch goal of 60 pounds (which may be updated as I get closer to it)!!