Blogging can be hazardous to your health!

October 18, 2012

I have determined that my shoulder issue began a few months after I got my iPad (actually, I think Mike figured it out after watching me one evening). I type my blog on it everyday, and I do not have a keyboard, so some of the positions that I have gotten myself into while blogging and typing on the iPad, are causing my body some major issues. How ridiculous is that?
At my physical therapy appointment last night, we went over proper physical positioning for typing while sitting at a desk or table! What? No cozy comfy couch blogging? This is terrible news!
I am one of those people that carries stress in my neck and shoulders, and that hasn’t helped anything either!
Driving on the highway? I would almost rather be stuck in an elevator, and I am totally claustrophobic. I was in a bad accident, as the passenger, when I was 19, so I make a terrible passenger. I have learned to keep quiet, for the most part, as a passenger, but I am a tense mess until we get to our destination. I have hit more than my share of animals on the roads, so really, needless to say, driving has become a bit stressful, but it seems necessary if I want to get out of the the house. Did I mention the claustrophobia?
I can’t seem to watch a TV show without my entire body tensing up! Sports? Forget it! I just want to tackle the guy myself! Dancing with the Stars? Oh, I wish I were famous so I could be ON THAT SHOW! A crime show where you KNOW the killer is behind that door! Eeeeekkkkkkk! Yip, I am a ridiculous tense mess!
So, two mornings after I woke up with this stupid stiff neck in AUGUST, I drove an hour and a half to see my daughter in the hospital, then slept in a BAD hospital bed for two nights. The driving and the bad bed helped nothing.
Recently, I went to see my daughter again, drove to Wichita to visit an Aunt, (slept like a baby at her house…….could have been because no dogs were on my head or between my legs), rode as the passenger on mostly two lane roads Wednesday for over two hours. So……….my neck is a tight, tight mess!
Guess what we are doing this weekend?? Highway Driving! We are leaving early Friday morning with two other couples to head down the highway for an eight hour drive to Memphis. We are meeting other friends there too and I know we are going to get crazy! So I am excited for the trip, but must admit, not excited about the driving. I am pretty sure a Bloody Mary might relax me a bit……..or Advil PM.
Wednesday was anything but ordinary.
We had a funeral to go to, and we needed to leave fairly early in the morning. I can’t take a road trip without a coffee, so we grabbed a quick breakfast at Quiktrip on the way out of town. After the funeral, the family all gathered at the Church for lunch. We were in a very small Kansas town, and Mike comes from a big Catholic family on his moms side. That said, funeral lunches are very traditional and served at the church by volunteers. Lots of meat for sandwiches, potato and pasta salads, chips and veggies, coffee and tea, and lots of PIE!
Later in the evening, after the drive home, we took our son and daughter-in-law out to dinner for our sons Birthday! There is this little Mexican restaurant close to home that he picked for dinner. It was where he had his first job as a bus boy. He also took his wife there for his first date! So cute.
That wraps up a long emotional day………
Ready for some fun with friends this weekend!
I have ZERO food pictures for the day………..
The food I ate today and it’s PPV.
Breakfast = 7 (protein bar, banana, coffee)
Lunch = 18? (Turkey, Ham, Spinach Salad, Celery, Asian Noodle Salad, Brownie)
Dinner = 20 (1 Beer, 2 White Corn Chicken Tacos, Chips)
Total = 45
Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 6
Just not a great week. Okay. Not a great Three Weeks. Leaving too early Friday morning to make my WW meeting. I plan to have a great weekend, but be cautious. I know there a lot of WW members that are able to count points on vacation and journal their food. I have never done that. I will make healthy choices when we eat out, but I do know that much of the weekend involves cocktails, other than that? I have no idea what to expect, but FUN!
I hear rumors of food, fun, street performers and live music!
Blog at you on Monday!

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4 responses to Blogging can be hazardous to your health!

  1. My PT actually gave me a recommendation for a message therapist. I plan to call and schedule next week! 🙂

  2. When I mentioned to Mike that I hated to spend the money on a key board, he said….”how much is physical therapy? Oh honey……..

  3. I hope that you have a wonderful fun filled weekend! I hope you find a ‘fix’ for your blogging shoulders! You can not stop blogging:) I really think you should try a deep tissue massage…or any kind of massage! Tell them Dr. Libby ordered it!

  4. Oh my! Maybe you can get a wireless keyboard for your ipad? Maybe having actual keys to type will help?