This last week I saw the doctor! I got some major relief! I got a shot of prednisone and a week worth of prednisone pills. Ahhhh!!! Things haven't been a 100% better, but they have been a lot better. The swelling has gone down and the pain is a lot less - mostly controllable with Aleve or Advil. I also got a 99% sure diagnosis. I am still waiting to get the next round of blood work back before I start blogging on that, but I have been doing all kinds of research on the topic.
Being on the medicine has really helped with the weight loss - well with getting rid of the water weight from the swelling. I lost 2.6 lbs this week! I have had more energy this week, too. I have wanted to get out and do things. That hasn't happened a lot the last month or so. I also have lost 1 inch off my hips! My pants are getting bigger!!! I had to tell AJ that I couldn't wear my jeans any longer the other day because they were too big (they had also stretched out from wearing all morning) and kept falling down.
I haven't been tracking my calories as well as I should be lately either. It has been a hit or miss lately, but for the most part I feel like I have been better at watching my portions or limiting my intake better. That is actually what I want to happen. I don't want to spend the rest of my life having to count calories, I want to learn to eat normally.
Weekly Weight Change : -2.6 lbs
Weekly Measurements : -1 inches
Total Weight Change : -21.7 lbs
Total Measurements : -16.5 inches total body