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!