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: Continue managing pain; shut Satan down when he uses his little tactics on me; continue to pray, trust, have faith, and remain positive; be still and patient; keep my eyes on God and His blessings!
What went well: The Lidoderm patch is still helping the pain and I'm able to live life closer to normal. It's really getting me through what is now week 10. I had a pipida scan on Tuesday to check my gallbladder and I'm awaiting the results. The pain management appointment left me more frustrated and feeling like we may never figure this out, but I press on and do everything they ask and suggest, in the hopes we'll make progress. The pain management doctor referred me to a physical therapist and I had my first appointment today. The PT didn't feel this was a PT issue and didn't seem to think this was going to solve the problem. (Yay! We were on the same page and I didn't even share my feelings about it ahead of time!) However, we are going to give it two weeks (two appointments a week) and see if it makes an impact.
Oh, and you might have noticed the new AMAZING banner and social media icons on my blog! Thank you, David Roberson, for rocking my world and whipping these up. You're beyond FAB and super talented! I'm just sad we didn't get to work together for very long! :)
Challenges: Staying positive and shutting down the negative frustration is wearing me down. I just want to get this fixed! I just want to move on with life! I just want to get back into the gym and make weight loss progress and make dreams come true! It's so difficult sometimes not to feel completely helpless and overwhelmed. But I'm fighting hard to turn to God when I find myself here... and it always works!
This week's dream focus: Continue managing pain; shut Satan down when he uses his little tactics on me; continue to pray, trust, have faith, and remain positive; be still and patient; keep my eyes on God and His blessings!