Start date: 12/28/11
Initial weight: 220
Current weight: 195 (Last weigh-in 4/18/13)
Total weight loss: 25 pounds
Last 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!!!
What went well: I had two days where my pain was minimal... much less debilitating than it normally is. Those two days were followed by a big increase in pain - like it was making up for lost time or something. But I fight hard to not let it stop me from attending the boy's baseball games, church, and work. So far, I'm winning the battle! I'm doing everything in my power to stay positive and surround myself with inspiration and motivation.
Challenges: I seriously feel like I'm in a battle with the devil, fighting feelings of depression. Living in constant pain, day after day, wears even the most positive, upbeat person down. I'm so tired all the time. I feel exhausted. I can't get any relief. My stomach is swollen and I'm almost to the point where I can't wear any of my new pants. I feel frustrated that no one has confirmed what's causing this pain and offered a solution to resolve it. I've dealt with this for five weeks and it seems like there's not an end in sight.
This week's dream focus: Manage this pain; keep praying trusting, having faith, and being positive; find ways to be patient and fight this depression Satan wants me to fall into... focus my eyes on God and His blessings!