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Wednesday Check-in – Down & Dirty Challenge is Over!

I cannot believe that September is here which means another Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans challenge is complete and the Down & Dirty Challenge is over at the Sisterhood!  I definitely did not get the results I wanted and felt that I didn’t make a good team member at all for this challenge.  I have been a little preoccupied to say the least.

I still don’t have answers from my doctor.  She is in conversation with a doctor in Charlotte so hopefully I’ll get my referral soon.  In the meantime, she did give me some painkillers which I really thought would help with sleep but once again I was up half the night (and am now having trouble holding my head up!).

I was really hoping for a better weigh-in today.  I snuck on the scale Monday and was happy to see the numbers but unfortunately that it was not the same number I saw today.  Today’s weigh-in was 136.6.  So I’m down from last week…a little.  Over all I’m down for the challenge (barely) but nowhere near where I wanted to be.

I’ve got 6 1/2 weeks until my birthday and I really wanted to get a new tattoo but will not allow myself to do so until I am at least below 130 so I’m hoping that I can pick up the pace a little bit (and hopefully get pain under control so I can start running again!) so I can be up for the next Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans challenge.

So here are my stats:

Starting weight: 164.4

Challenge Starting Weight: 137.4

Challenge Goal: 132

Last week’s weigh-in: 137
Today’s weigh-in: 136.6
Change: -0.4

Challenge Change: -0.8

Overall Change: -27.8

In other news, I did have 2 articles published this week on other sites! I posted my first article as the endometriosis writer for the Fight Like a Girl Club – When the Doctor Says Its Endometriosis!