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.

3 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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