Archives for: May 2004, 03
Friday I spent most of the day running around doing errands, and I got a LOT done, then I napped for a few hours before going out with Mike to hear some blues for a couple hours. Had a cosmopolitan and some thai food (shrimp wraps, since it was about the best option on the menu), and a few bites of some chickeny dish with cilantro that Mike let me try. We had a good time, but I was glad to get home and go to sleep, too. Got to bed just after 1am.
Woke up about 8:45 Saturday morning, and made three eggs with spinach, feta cheese, and herbes de provence, heated up a nice big lamb chop, and made two pieces of spelt toast. It was *really* yummy! My Tempur-Pedic bed got delivered around 11, and the delivery guys terrified the cats by making so much noise when they were putting it together, but not much to be done about that! I did my laundry, ran some errands, put my clean sheets on the bed, put my bedspread on it, and climbed in. I watched a movie from my new bed Saturday evening, and went to sleep about 1am again.
I came up with a spreadsheet to track my food servings. I have pretty much eliminated refined sugar from my diet, and I want to track how many servings of meat, vegetables, fruit, etc. that I eat. So I came up with a little spreadsheet to track my weekly servings. So far it is easy to jot down everything, and I hope to have a better handle on just what I'm eating as time goes on. Already I can tell that I don't have any trouble eating enough protein or fruit in a day, but vegetables are another story!
Sunday was a red-letter day. For the first time in years, I woke up pain-free. The only problem with that was that I woke up at 6:30 in the morning. I stayed in bed for a couple more hours and slept a little more, but finally got up about 9am because two cats were vying for my attention so that I would feed them.
I did my morning yoga routine, and then decided to do a little cardio. It was already blazing hot out, so I worked out in the gym in my apartment building. Did about a mile on the treadmill, used the universal machine a bit, and did some triceps pull-downs on another machine in there. When I was done, I reached down and was changing the weights so I could work my biceps.
As I was bending over to reach for the bar to work my biceps, the ~3 foot long metal bar from above fell and hit me in the back of the head and neck, knocking me down. I was in so much pain I was crying/screaming. I stayed on the floor for a minute assessing the damage and trying to breathe. Then I got up and went upstairs to my apartment to find as many icepacks as I could, and see if I was seriously injured. The bar hit my head on the occipital bone, just above and to the right of my spine, and hit my neck right ON one of the cervical vertebrae. Ow.
Still crying, I called my neighbor and asked him to come over for a minute and see if he could SEE anything, and get his opinion on whether or not I should go to the emergency room. He brought painkillers over and talked with me for a few minutes until I calmed down, and by then we realized that I would live, and didn't need to go to the emergency room. He had me laughing by the time he left, which was good.
I'm okay, but have a big bump on my head and on the back of my neck, and it hurts a bit to move my head up and down, though moving it left and right is okay. I'm going to go to the chiropractor first thing in the morning to have her check me out.
The rest of the day was pretty quiet - I did have a brunch to go to in the early afternoon, and I did go, but definitely was not at my best. Had a smoked salmon and scallions egg scramble, and it was delicious, but huge - must have been about 6 eggs, so I brought it for lunch tonight. Also had a few bites of my friend's granola pancakes - very nutty and yummy. It was wheat, I know, but well worth the few bites of indulgence. After brunch, I went back home and grabbed the ice packs again, and watched "The Usual Suspects" and napped (about 4 1/2 hours!) before coming to work.