Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday Wow Factor!

Week 67
Start date: 12/28/11
Initial weight: 220
Current weight: 195
Total weight loss: 25 pounds! 

Last week's dream focusKeep moving forward; continue making good food choices; manage the pain and don't do more than I can handle; don't put pressure on myself to learn Zumba choreography... it will all happen in the right timing.
What went well: I weighed myself again and found I'd actually lost 2 pounds!  That makes sense because I haven't been able to consume my typical caloric intake... I get full really fast and waste so much food.  
I saw a different doctor to get a second opinion and, although I don't have test results and I'm in wait and see mode, I feel much more confident about the care I've received.  I'm beyond impressed with the "Life Care" mentality at Mosaic Life Care and feel as though God has placed me in these hands for several good reasons!  I'm seen as a whole person with many different needs and conditions.
Dreams are unfolding and my heart is jumping inside me!
Challenges:  PAIN.  The pain is getting worse.  No Zumba.  No gym.  Missing the boy's baseball games.  No praise team practice.  Not much relief.  Sometimes it's worse than other times.  Regardless, it's seriously impacting my life and I'm really over it.
When I weighed myself again this week I was expecting to see weight gain.  Sunday, my stomach was super swollen and I couldn't even get close to wearing any of my new pants in the smaller sizes.  Thank the Lord I kept three pairs of my bigger pants for the "just in case" scenarios.   I don't understand how my stomach could be that much bigger - almost overnight - when I'd been eating half the portions of food I normally do.  The swelling has gone down, but it's still super painful.
This week's dream focus:  Pain management - don't do more than I can handle; keep trusting, having faith, being positive, and moving forward; thank God for His blessings and divine appointments and encounters; keep that chin up and SMILE!!!


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    1. Thanks for asking, Katherine! I'm okay, just in so much pain! My history of endometriosis makes me wonder if it could have grown back, even while I've taken the Lupron injections for 9 months (they're supposed to give it time to heal and not grow back). I'm reading that some women's bodies don't respond well to the Lupron and the endo can grow back. I really don't know what's going on but hopefully we'll get to the bottom of it soon. I so appreciate you caring!!!

  2. Chrissy, please take care of yourself. Don't worry about the weight too much, just try to relax and try meditating. Picture the pain in your body growing smaller & going away. It might help! Maybe you overdid it. Just take some time to recover. There's too many people who would miss you if you're out again!!

    1. Thanks, Carol! I'm definitely trying everything I can to take it easy and keep calm! I SO appreciate your comforting words!!!!

  3. So sorry you are going through that. I will keep you in my prayers. I know God is going to heal you so I just pray for your continued strength and faith in Him. :)