Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I won the Progresso Soup GiveAway!!!!!!

I have only won something one other time in my life. I used to listen to a radio station that had people email them their quotes, sayings, anecdotes, etc... Then they'd pick a winner each week. Well, I mailed in my husband's (except he was my fiance then, cuz we weren't married yet)grandpa's quote. "If you want to get rich quick, count your blessings."

We got married, left on our honeymoon and when we got back there was a message on my machine saying I had won. =)

Anyway, I'm totally psyched to win the soup, bowl and jumprope!!!! Yippee!

It is good timing. Last night ended up badly. Not food wise, thank goodness. Instead of eating chocolate chips I made half a slice of my bread, toasted with a bit of honey and butter. It was delicious.

But all day my back had been hurting off and on. I could feel it flaring up when I was working out, but pushed through. I guess that was a bad idea. At the end of the day I could hardly walk so I took a hot bath. It felt great while I was in the bath, but when I went to get out, it totally seized up. I was stuck in limbo between the tub and the toilet, I couldn't get up or down. The pain is just excruciating.

I called for my husband, but he didn't hear me. =( So I just had to stay there until it released enough for me to stand up, hobble into my bedroom and collapse on the bed. It feels much better this morning, but I think I'll do Leslie's video as opposed to the treadmill this morning.

I think I'm going to have to invest in one of these. ;-P A medical alarm necklace, ha ha.

Anyway, I'm so excited about my win and will take things one day at a time with my back. I guess I'll be going back to the chiro and physical therapist.


  1. I was just thinking how I liked this starry blue look to you blog...hmm...

    That is so exciting that you won. I would jump up and down if it were me too. Just what you need it sounds with what's going on with your back. I am so sorry for you. I had my back go out for a few weeks once and I limped for the first week...I really feel for you. Just move slowly...maybe you need a horn or something to get your husband attention next time or a whistle...

    Those temperatures for that race are unseasonably low. I heard that tomorrow may be above freezing which will be the first time since Christmas. But unseasonably or not, in this neck of the woods, cold snaps can happen anytime.

  2. That is sooooo awesome!!!!! I won something once on a blog too, a gift certificate to BBW! It was super fun to get it in the mail. I hope your back feels better too, and I am so proud of you for continuing on in this journey despite your physical difficulties. It was really nice to see you on Sunday too. =)

  3. Oh dear...I know EXACTLY how you feel regarding your back. I hurt mine (for the millionth time) after Christmas and I'm just now getting over it, though I can still "feel" the injury site when sitting or straining.

    Take it slow...concentrate on calories in and less on your exercise efforts.

    Let it heal.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll follow yours too!


  4. Congrats on winning, RA! That is awesome news! How fun! :)

    Sorry to hear about your back...

  5. You are a winner RA!!!! Is this the big contest, as in the trip? Feel better physically!

  6. Dawne-
    No, not the trip to NY. Honestly, that doesn't even appeal to me. Except that then maybe we'd get to live out your wish. :) I'd rather win a lifetime supply of Progresso soup, LOL! I won some soup, a bowl to eat it in and a digital jump rope that keeps track of... um stuff. How many times you jump and the time, maybe??? I'm just stoked I won something!

  7. Sunshine-
    I like the stars too. I can't seem to figure out how Dawne and some of these others come up with really super duper cute backgrounds, but the stars are fitting for this blog, I think.

    Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. =)