I was really worried about this week's weigh-in.
Really, really worried.
I lost 4 lbs
bringing my total weight loss to 19.6 lbs!
Since the toe incident, however, I have not felt well and have not eaten well. When I went to the doctor, I received 3 shots...tetanus, antibiotics and steroids. The combo knocked me for a loop with some major side-effects. So some of my weight loss can probably be attributed to a lack of appetite. Plus I was pretty sick last week and did not eat much then either. I think that weight loss just kicked in. So don't try to lose 4 lbs in a week like me. I have not gone about it in the healthiest of ways. :)
For those of you keeping up with my toe saga... currently I can't wear a shoe on the injured foot. I can barely stand for the bandage to touch my wound, meaning my regular exercise routine is out for a while. The pool is out too since I have to keep the wound dry and clean for a few weeks. I am giving myself a few days to recover from all the meds (I was given 3 prescriptions in addition to the shots) then I will plan a new exercise strategy...sit ups or pilates maybe. Not the cardio I need, and it's going to be tough to work around this toe, but I am determined to do something....
20 lbs. lost is a BIG milestone for me, and I don't want my injury to interfere with my progress. I am at a weight I have not seen since we have lived in Georgia. I have officially lost what I call the Tennessee-stress weight (very stressful events prompted our move from TN to GA). After I lose 10 more lbs, I will weigh what I did when I found out I was pregnant with Wilbur. Having lost 20 lbs, 10 seems not as hard as it used to.
For those keeping up with the chronic pain saga, the doctor recanted her statements concerning fybromyalgia. She forgot that she had mentioned anything to me about it the previous week and told me to go back to previous doctor...that he could better advise me. For now, I plan to get through the foot thing, continue to lose weight, and pray about returning to see previous doctor or see a rheumatologist or some other plan that has not yet been made known to us.
Disappointing, yet I know God has a purpose and a grand plan that I cannot comprehend. I am resting in Him, trusting His sovereignty, thankful that His mercies are new each morning.
Here are my prayer requests this week:
- For the pain in my foot to subside, at least enough that I can find some way to exercise. Also for the quick healing of the area where the toe nail should be and the small puncture wound, created when the nail dislodged. It is doubtful I will get a new toenail; there was extensive damage to the cuticle which leads us to believe the nail bed is severely damaged. If the nail returns, it will be a deformed, ugly looking toenail...so I've been told. All of that really means very little to me. My main concern is for the wound to heal over and the new skin to callous so that I can wear shoes and regain full mobility.
- That I will continue to lose weight, or at least maintain what I have lost, even though my physical activity will be limited for a few weeks.
- For wisdom concerning which doctor to see about my chronic pain problems and what testing, if any, to undergo.
- For my two friends who are dieting with me.
- For God to be glorified.