Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday Wow Factor!


Week 70
Start date: 12/28/11
Initial weight: 220
Current weight: ?  (Last weigh-in 4/18/13)
Total weight loss: 25 pounds


Last 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!
What went well: I'm not letting the pain defeat me!  I'm pushing through as best I can and I'm winning the battle over feeling completely helpless and depressed!  Those are big victories, let me tell ya.  God is carrying me through this!
My visit with the GI specialist today left me feeling really positive and hopeful that answers are soon to come.  He scheduled a CT scan for this Friday (which is awesome) and our follow up is next Wednesday - my day off.  I know God is placing these people before me and the appointments are in His timing.  I'm trusting, I'm hopeful, and I'm willing to submit to His plan.  I'm just so happy we're closer to knowing what's going on and how to fix it!
Challenges:  Obviously, my pain is my biggest challenge.  But I'm also struggling with a swelling stomach and weight gain.  It's so hard to have been on a great weight loss stride, getting new, smaller clothes... then not be able to wear most of them and start adding pounds back on.  I know my situation prevents me from being as active as I'm used to and the swelling is out of my control, so I'm trying to just be okay with it.  
This week's dream focus:  Manage 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!


6 comments:

  1. Praying for a quick diagnosis & recovery for you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol... that means the world to me!!

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  2. Love ya girl! Saying prayers. Thinking of you constantly. I hope this passes soon and we figure this all out so you can rest. Hugs! Erika

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  3. Hello, I know this is an old post but I found it because the photo you used is sourced wrong. I am actually the owner of the photo and thought that I would share the correct source with you. The photo was originally posted on one of my old flickr accounts.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicafarmer/5636933910/in/set-72157626382387609

    Also, I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you to do good on your weight loss journey. I am currently am on one myself and I am writing about it on tumblr.
    runforeverfever.tumblr.com

    I hope all is well for you and I just wanted to say thank you for using my photo on your blog. It means a lot to me to know that you liked it!

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    1. UPDATED!!! Thanks so much, Jessica, for providing the correct source link... my biggest fear is getting sources wrong and upsetting someone. Thanks for being so cool about it! And you're very welcome - it's such a beautiful picture!

      I really appreciate the prayers and I'll pray for you on your journey as well!!! I'd love to follow you on tumblr but my access is blocked (from where I am currently). I did find you on Facebook and Twitter so I'll follow you there for SURE!

      I'm so happy to have connected with you!!! Make it a fantastic day!!!

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