28 April 2012

Creating change

That is what I need to do: create change. I'm not happy with the way things are going right now and I need to figure out how to change them.

First let's start with the hands. Since I've returned from Indianapolis I have had problems with my hands. They go numb and it's very annoying. Sleeping is difficult because the entire arm goes numb and it's actually painful. Initially I thought I had done something to my neck because I also had neck pain and stiffness. After 3 weeks of it not getting any better I broke down and went to the doctor. Turns out it's not my neck at all all but my wrist. I have really bad carpal tunnel.

That is exactly what my hand feels like. So I have to wear a brace and I have to see a neurologist on June 5th to see how extensive the damage is. I have had this on and off for years so there is a good chance of some nerve damage. Hopefully it's not too bad and they can fix it. So there's that.

Next up is the bike riding. For some reason, I'm riding my bike and eating pretty well and still not losing anything. In fact, I feel like I'm gaining weight. So I need to figure out what's going on there.

Finally the food. I eat fairly well during the weekday because I pack my breakfast and lunch and eat only that. Dinner is where I really fall apart. I will eat whatever and usually overate. Then there is dessert, those have got to go.

So how can I fix this? Well, the hand I just have to work around for now. That means being extremely careful when riding my bike - as it does irritate the hand problem - and coming up with a workout that won't irritate it even more. Then there is the food. I have got to get that under control. Getting a grip on the food with really help me get a grip in other areas. There is a definite domino effect that happens. One of the most important things is to get away from this computer. Between work and thesis, I spend a lot of time on here. I need to get away for my health and for my wrist. It's making both things worse.

So that will be my goal this weekend: Get a grip. On workouts, food, and computer usage.

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