Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Eleven weeks, nine pounds

Slow and steady wins the race, right? Well, unless you're running a marathon. Then you'd probably better pick up the pace.

So. On the last day of winter, I mowed the lawn. Seriously, I'm pretty sure I've never cut the grass the first time in the season before spring actually arrived.

After yesterday's slow start, I ended up getting a LOT done.

  • Client meeting
  • Workout
  • Grocery
  • Weeding a flower bed
  • Mowing the front lawn field
  • Tilling a little bit of the vegetable garden
  • Digging up three plants
  • Moving one of the plants to a new location
  • Fixing dinner

Not a bad day after all. And seeing that I'm down a pound this morning from last week makes me think the first day of spring is starting out pretty well, too!

Except for the little bit of chest pain I had about half an hour ago.

It was scary, but it's gone now – completely gone, no worries, my husband's a doctor and believe me if he thought there was anything to worry about we would already be at the hospital. I've made an appointment for a general check-up because, well, it was scary. It's been a couple years since I've been to the doctor for anything, so it just makes sense to go in and let Dr. C have a look.

Lots of things can cause the symptoms I had: stress, acid reflux, hiatal hernia, heart disease. Pick one! I'm going with acid reflux until I find out otherwise.

Happy first day of spring to you. May your heart always be joyful. And may it not hurt.


Emily said...

That's quite an impressive list of things you got done! I'm glad the pain went away and hope everything goes well at your check up!

denise said...

Getting a check up is a great idea. I will say that I have experienced what I thought were chest pains a number of times over the years only to realize it was likely connected to a recent workout or other activity.

One time I got a piece of furniture delivered in a box to be assembled. It was very heavy - too heavy to pick up at all, but I was able to "walk it" by moving it side to side on the corners over to the bottom of the stairs - of course, it was something I needed for upstairs.

Then I got the brilliant idea of laying it flat and pushing it up the stairs. Happily, this worked, but because the box was heavy and I had to push it, then catch up with it, rest a few seconds, then push it again, it was quite an effort to get it to the top of my 18 stairs.

I was so proud when I did it - a real "I am woman, hear me roar" kind of a moment. But late that night when I was assailed with chest pains, I thought I was worried as it hurt to take a breath and have my chest move with it. Then I remembered pushing that thing up the stairs and realized that I had totally strained my chest muscles during the process (did I mention it was REALLY heavy). I had pains for 2 days!

Anyway, hopefully your pain was just an exercise twinge and nothing at all to worry about, but having a checkup - especially after years of not having one - is a good idea.

a.eye said...

Congrats on getting a lot done, and on the weight loss!

I am glad you are ok and have a doctor in the house to reassure you.