Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Post #900

Holy cow it is hard to believe I have done 900 posts! I am scheduled to go to Physical Therapy today at noon. I have not driven since the Sciatica started two weeks ago. I have never had back problems before so this has been a new and humbling experience. For those of you who don't know, Sciatica is pain originating in the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the back of your legs. Symptoms of sciatica include burning in the leg, pain in the back of the leg when sitting, leg weakness, shooting pain, and more. Causes of sciatica may include lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pregnancy, and other factors including being overweight. Treatments may include medications, steroid injections, physical therapy, or surgery. Many times, sciatica will ease on its own.

While I was researching info on WebMD I came across an interesting BMI Plus Calculator that takes your metabolism and activity levels into consideration.

My goal is to eventually get down to 150 lbs. which will still be overweight regardless but I still think it a step in the right direction as far as calculating BMI. Let me know what you think. Until next time...


  1. I checked out the calculator, and I like what I see...it's about time these things take into account more than height and weight! It said I should be between 122-164, and at 160 I was an 8 and often a size 6, too, so the range may be a bit skewed for me...at 122 pounds I would be downright bony. I think 150 for you is a great goal, and when you get there you can tweak downward if you like...

  2. 900....who knew you had so much to say! Glad to get the "single again" update. It's been a long time coming. Good for Girlfriend!


  3. Oh I sooo understand the pain. I had it that I was scared to move and they were threatening surgery but Yayyyy it didn't happen.


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