Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Losers, flashers, costumes and demo crews...

Nothing really exciting to report about my run yesterday. I managed to get in 25 minutes on the ol' dreadmill...blah, blah. The good thing is that it gave me an opportunity to watch The Biggest Loser. Am I the only one who loves that show? I watch those folks losing all that weight and wonder why I can't seem to lose those last pesky 6 lbs!

I did make it to the appointment with my back and spine specialist. Oh what a fun visit! Nothing like wearing a lovely hospital gown with the back open, so you can bend over with your arse in someone's face. Ugh, I could NEVER be a doctor! At least I had on decent undies. I would have died if I had been wearing, um, well, anything too skimpy. Apparently, my hips are not too bad as far as the alignment is concerned. She said there was something up with my lumbar region, but felt it had something to do with my muscles in the area not letting my hip function properly. Gotta love it when the doc is moving your leg all around saying, "Hmmm, that feels weird" and "Wow, this is messed up". I dunno...a lot of it sounded pretty Greek to me. But, I am going to do some physical therapy. I know it's necessary, but seriously, who has time to go to PT 3x per week? Oh yeah, let me fit that in between work, school, working out, making the kiddo's lunch, housework, eating and sleeping. Oh hey, forget the eating and sleeping...who needs that?

Last night, the kiddo and I looked at Halloween costumes on-line. Last week, every time I asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween, she'd exclaim, "A PUMPKIN!" Last night, every time she saw a costume that caught her eye she'd exclaim, "I want to be A PRINCESS!", "I want to be DORA!", "I want to be A CLOWN!", "I want to be PABLO!", "I want to be CINDERELLA!", "I want to be SNOW WHITE!", "I want to be (whatever she just happens to be looking at!)". So now, I have no idea what she wants to be...I should have just gone with the pumpkin. :-)

Finally, here are the pics of the River Oaks Shopping Center demo yesterday....(borrowed from the saveourlandmarks.org website):




Running Stats - treadmill, 25 minutes

6 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Good luck with the PT. At the risk of sounding like a total pessimist, I've never had much luck with them. They always fix stuff that I didn't go to them for and their efforts to fix the real problems amount to nothing.

And it's all done at great expense in money and time.

I hope your luck is better than mine!

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

I feel your pain with the halloween costumes. I am the mean mom that just decides for them ;) Actually, I let Jack decide and then I pick for Payton...unless she has something she REALLY wants to be. Jack is going with Elvis this year and I thought she would be cute in a poodle skirt :)

I hope the PT helps you. It is good to hear that it isn't what you were thinking to start with though.

J~mom said...

At first I loved PT but by the end I was feeling that time crunch...and the copays-doh! It really does help though!!

Ah the Halloween costumes...I have one child that is a mind switcher. SIGH. LOL

Viv said...

I hope the PT helps out. You poor thing how ya gonna mannage to squeeze that in. I laughed pretty hard at the costume picking. We are going through the same costume dilema thing here. For some reason he just wants to repeat last years fireman.

Marcy said...

I can't believe all the Halloween stuff that has gone out. It's crazy! But I'm excited! Halloween is the best!

OMG about bending over with a hospital gown and undies. I think I'm more self conscious about myself now more than I ever have been. Kids do a number on ya, lets just say that saggy flesh never appeals to anyone LOL

JustJunebug said...

I love Biggest Loser as well!!!! I think maybe if you were put in a controlled environment as far as food goes, and had people training you like mad for 4+ hours a day you'd lose the 6 pesky pounds!

In the meantime, we all just have to control our ownselves which really is the 'real world' dont you think? Hard? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely!

You'll get there when you're really ready to drop them!!