Tag Archives: Back Pain

WEEK 33 – WEIGH IN

I am still recovering from tweaking my back, which is why I haven’t been posting any treadmill times. I’m in physical therapy, but they don’t want me to get on the treadmill yet, and I’m mostly don’g stretches and range of motion work.

When you can’t move too much you have to control your calorie intake really carefully.

I’ve cut my daily intake down to about 600 calories. It is painful at first, but after a few days your get used to it and your not starving (most of the time).

8/9/2020
DateWeight (lbs)WeekTarget (1 Lb Per Week)Weight Left To Lose
8/9/2020241.23324216.2
8/1/2020242.23224317.2
7/26/2020245.03124420
7/19/2020243.33024518.3
7/12/2020245.62924620.6
7/4/2020244.12824719.1
6/27/2020245.62724820.6
6/19/2020245.32624920.3
6/14/2020246.22525021.2
6/8/2020248.52425123.5
5/30/2020247.62325222.6
5/24/2020248.92225323.9
5/17/2020254.62125429.6
5/10/2020252.12025527.1
5/2/2020250.21925625.2
4/25/2020251.01825726
4/17/2020253.01725828
4/12/2020253.91625928.9
4/4/2020255.81526030.8
3/28/2020257.91426132.9
3/21/2020258.01326233
3/14/2020259.21226334.2
3/8/2020261.31126436.3
3/1/2020263.31026538.3
2/22/2020262.5926637.5
2/15/2020265.3826740.3
2/8/2020265.3726840.3
1/31/2020266.1626941.1
1/25/2020268.2527043.2
1/18/2020269.9427244.9
1/11/2020270.5327345.5
1/3/2020271.9227444.9
1/1/2020275.0127550

WEEK 32 – WEIGH IN

It has been a rough week when it comes to activity. Thanks to Aleve, and prednisone I”m back on my feet but getting on the treadmill was out of the question.

So how do you control your weight when you can’t do too much activity?

You have to reduce your calorie intake. I’ve reduced my intake to 50 grams of mixed nuts and two eggs for fat/protein.

After a few days you don’t even feel your kidneys trying to eat your liver.

8/1/2020
DateWeight (lbs)WeekTarget (1 Lb Per Week)Weight Left To Lose
8/9/2020241.23324216.2
8/1/2020242.23224317.2
7/26/2020245.03124420
7/19/2020243.33024518.3
7/12/2020245.62924620.6
7/4/2020244.12824719.1
6/27/2020245.62724820.6
6/19/2020245.32624920.3
6/14/2020246.22525021.2
6/8/2020248.52425123.5
5/30/2020247.62325222.6
5/24/2020248.92225323.9
5/17/2020254.62125429.6
5/10/2020252.12025527.1
5/2/2020250.21925625.2
4/25/2020251.01825726
4/17/2020253.01725828
4/12/2020253.91625928.9
4/4/2020255.81526030.8
3/28/2020257.91426132.9
3/21/2020258.01326233
3/14/2020259.21226334.2
3/8/2020261.31126436.3
3/1/2020263.31026538.3
2/22/2020262.5926637.5
2/15/2020265.3826740.3
2/8/2020265.3726840.3
1/31/2020266.1626941.1
1/25/2020268.2527043.2
1/18/2020269.9427244.9
1/11/2020270.5327345.5
1/3/2020271.9227444.9
1/1/2020275.0127550

THIS WEEK’S BOTTLE – FIghting Cock

I have been struggling this week with mobility. Trying to take it extra easy to let my tweaked back heal. What does that mean? It means I’m scraping the back of my whiskey cabinet to find something new to try.

What did I find?

This Fighting Cock Kentucky Bourbon.

I have to be hones with you, I bought it as a joke for a birthday party.

I guess we are about to see how that joke plays out…

60 MIN CHALLENGE – DAY 57

I’m definitely feeling a little better, but I’m still being cautious and holding my max speed at 2.5 mph. I still feel a little twingy when i stretch afterwards, but I am slowly feeling less pain.

DayDate60 Minute Distance
577/16/20202.418
567/13/20202.347
557/11/20202.697
547/10/20202.595
537/8/20202.515
527/7/20202.498
517/6/20202.427
506/30/20202.431
496/24/20202.435
486/4/20203.470
476/2/20203.403
466/1/20203.397
455/31/20203.187
445/28/20203.510
435/26/20203.317
425/25/20203.434
415/24/20203.220
405/18/20202.467
395/17/20202.628
385/16/20203.077
375/14/20202.754
365/13/20203.332
355/12/20202.955
345/11/20203.271
335/10/20203.122
325/7/20203.174
315/5/20203.116
305/4/20203.336
294/30/20202.269
284/27/20202.291
274/26/20203.356
264/24/20203.304
254/22/20203.265
244/21/20203.301
234/20/20203.173
224/19/20203.271
214/18/20203.182
204/16/20203.208
194/15/20203.148
184/12/20203.156
174/11/20203.129
164/9/20203.083
154/8/20203.092
144/6/20202.642
134/5/20202.956
124/1/20203.082
113/30/20203.039
103/29/20203.008
93/28/20202.750
83/24/20203.116
73/22/20203.103
63/21/20203.098
53/20/20203.009
43/16/20203.501
33/13/20203.445
23/11/20203.390
13/9/20203.171

60 MIN CHALLENGE – DAY 56

This week is not going to be fun.

I need to make weight this week, partly because I don’t want to go two weeks with missing a goal, and partly because I feel like its important to break through that weight milestone I haven’t been able to get to in twenty years.

And it is going to be difficult. My back is capping my speed – at least if I want to continue to walk and work. So I basically have to go slow, which means if I want to lose weight I need to not eat. Not eating sucks.

7/13/2020
DayDate60 Minute Distance
577/16/20202.418
567/13/20202.347
557/11/20202.697
547/10/20202.595
537/8/20202.515
527/7/20202.498
517/6/20202.427
506/30/20202.431
496/24/20202.435
486/4/20203.470
476/2/20203.403
466/1/20203.397
455/31/20203.187
445/28/20203.510
435/26/20203.317
425/25/20203.434
415/24/20203.220
405/18/20202.467
395/17/20202.628
385/16/20203.077
375/14/20202.754
365/13/20203.332
355/12/20202.955
345/11/20203.271
335/10/20203.122
325/7/20203.174
315/5/20203.116
305/4/20203.336
294/30/20202.269
284/27/20202.291
274/26/20203.356
264/24/20203.304
254/22/20203.265
244/21/20203.301
234/20/20203.173
224/19/20203.271
214/18/20203.182
204/16/20203.208
194/15/20203.148
184/12/20203.156
174/11/20203.129
164/9/20203.083
154/8/20203.092
144/6/20202.642
134/5/20202.956
124/1/20203.082
113/30/20203.039
103/29/20203.008
93/28/20202.750
83/24/20203.116
73/22/20203.103
63/21/20203.098
53/20/20203.009
43/16/20203.501
33/13/20203.445
23/11/20203.390
13/9/20203.171

60 MIN CHALLENGE – DAY 55

It was so hot today. I mowed the lawn and then came in and got on the treadmill, so I was already sweating when I got on, and by the end I was dripping.

I’m still starting slow at 2 mph and slowly increasing that by 1/10 every 1/10th mile until I get to 2.8 or 2.9 mph and then hold there. Today was the fastest I’ve been since I pushed way too hard over a month ago.

I had one moment of pain on the treadmill but it passed so quickly I kept going. I guess we will see how I feel tomorrow.

7/11/2020
DayDate60 Minute Distance
577/16/20202.418
567/13/20202.347
557/11/20202.697
547/10/20202.595
537/8/20202.515
527/7/20202.498
517/6/20202.427
506/30/20202.431
496/24/20202.435
486/4/20203.470
476/2/20203.403
466/1/20203.397
455/31/20203.187
445/28/20203.510
435/26/20203.317
425/25/20203.434
415/24/20203.220
405/18/20202.467
395/17/20202.628
385/16/20203.077
375/14/20202.754
365/13/20203.332
355/12/20202.955
345/11/20203.271
335/10/20203.122
325/7/20203.174
315/5/20203.116
305/4/20203.336
294/30/20202.269
284/27/20202.291
274/26/20203.356
264/24/20203.304
254/22/20203.265
244/21/20203.301
234/20/20203.173
224/19/20203.271
214/18/20203.182
204/16/20203.208
194/15/20203.148
184/12/20203.156
174/11/20203.129
164/9/20203.083
154/8/20203.092
144/6/20202.642
134/5/20202.956
124/1/20203.082
113/30/20203.039
103/29/20203.008
93/28/20202.750
83/24/20203.116
73/22/20203.103
63/21/20203.098
53/20/20203.009
43/16/20203.501
33/13/20203.445
23/11/20203.390
13/9/20203.171

60 MIN CHALLENGE – DAY 53

Look at that growth!!!

I upped my distance from 2.498 to 2.515, I’m on fire!!!

In all seriousness I’m still taking it slow and just slowly building back up to where I was when I could go 3 plus miles without any ill effects. Then I’m going to stay there. Yes, I’ve sad that before, but this time was a kick in the n*ts and I really did learn something.

I promise.

7/8/2020
DayDate60 Minute Distance
577/16/20202.418
567/13/20202.347
557/11/20202.697
547/10/20202.595
537/8/20202.515
527/7/20202.498
517/6/20202.427
506/30/20202.431
496/24/20202.435
486/4/20203.470
476/2/20203.403
466/1/20203.397
455/31/20203.187
445/28/20203.510
435/26/20203.317
425/25/20203.434
415/24/20203.220
405/18/20202.467
395/17/20202.628
385/16/20203.077
375/14/20202.754
365/13/20203.332
355/12/20202.955
345/11/20203.271
335/10/20203.122
325/7/20203.174
315/5/20203.116
305/4/20203.336
294/30/20202.269
284/27/20202.291
274/26/20203.356
264/24/20203.304
254/22/20203.265
244/21/20203.301
234/20/20203.173
224/19/20203.271
214/18/20203.182
204/16/20203.208
194/15/20203.148
184/12/20203.156
174/11/20203.129
164/9/20203.083
154/8/20203.092
144/6/20202.642
134/5/20202.956
124/1/20203.082
113/30/20203.039
103/29/20203.008
93/28/20202.750
83/24/20203.116
73/22/20203.103
63/21/20203.098
53/20/20203.009
43/16/20203.501
33/13/20203.445
23/11/20203.390
13/9/20203.171

60 MIN CHALLENGE – DAY 52

Today’s workout was a challenge. I upped my speed from 2.5 mph yesterday to 2.6 mph today, and by the end I was totally feeling it. My right thigh and lower back were aching, and if I wasn’t at the 58 minute mark when it got bad I would have just called it.

It is so hard to know how hard to push. If I don’t do anything I hurt, if I work out too much I hurt, but there seems to be some point in the middle where I am okay. I always hurt some, but it feels like this odd game off see saw.

Here’s to hoping if I can bet back to 215lbs or 225lbs that the pain won’t be so easy to find.

7/7/2020
DayDate60 Minute Distance
577/16/20202.418
567/13/20202.347
557/11/20202.697
547/10/20202.595
537/8/20202.515
527/7/20202.498
517/6/20202.427
506/30/20202.431
496/24/20202.435
486/4/20203.470
476/2/20203.403
466/1/20203.397
455/31/20203.187
445/28/20203.510
435/26/20203.317
425/25/20203.434
415/24/20203.220
405/18/20202.467
395/17/20202.628
385/16/20203.077
375/14/20202.754
365/13/20203.332
355/12/20202.955
345/11/20203.271
335/10/20203.122
325/7/20203.174
315/5/20203.116
305/4/20203.336
294/30/20202.269
284/27/20202.291
274/26/20203.356
264/24/20203.304
254/22/20203.265
244/21/20203.301
234/20/20203.173
224/19/20203.271
214/18/20203.182
204/16/20203.208
194/15/20203.148
184/12/20203.156
174/11/20203.129
164/9/20203.083
154/8/20203.092
144/6/20202.642
134/5/20202.956
124/1/20203.082
113/30/20203.039
103/29/20203.008
93/28/20202.750
83/24/20203.116
73/22/20203.103
63/21/20203.098
53/20/20203.009
43/16/20203.501
33/13/20203.445
23/11/20203.390
13/9/20203.171

60 MIN CHALLENGE – DAY 51

I was off today, so I had an awesome four day weekend.

I actually got out to the range around lunch, and then got on the treadmill. I still feel a little tentative and if I move the wrong way I get a twinge of pain down that sciatic nerve, but I was able to do the full 60 minutes today, even if it was at a relatively slow pace.

Baby steps.

7/6/2020
DayDate60 Minute Distance
577/16/20202.418
567/13/20202.347
557/11/20202.697
547/10/20202.595
537/8/20202.515
527/7/20202.498
517/6/20202.427
506/30/20202.431
496/24/20202.435
486/4/20203.470
476/2/20203.403
466/1/20203.397
455/31/20203.187
445/28/20203.510
435/26/20203.317
425/25/20203.434
415/24/20203.220
405/18/20202.467
395/17/20202.628
385/16/20203.077
375/14/20202.754
365/13/20203.332
355/12/20202.955
345/11/20203.271
335/10/20203.122
325/7/20203.174
315/5/20203.116
305/4/20203.336
294/30/20202.269
284/27/20202.291
274/26/20203.356
264/24/20203.304
254/22/20203.265
244/21/20203.301
234/20/20203.173
224/19/20203.271
214/18/20203.182
204/16/20203.208
194/15/20203.148
184/12/20203.156
174/11/20203.129
164/9/20203.083
154/8/20203.092
144/6/20202.642
134/5/20202.956
124/1/20203.082
113/30/20203.039
103/29/20203.008
93/28/20202.750
83/24/20203.116
73/22/20203.103
63/21/20203.098
53/20/20203.009
43/16/20203.501
33/13/20203.445
23/11/20203.390
13/9/20203.171