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Wednesday Check-in: Down & Dirty #3

Down & Dirty

It’s check-in time again!  As bad as I have felt this week, I realllly didn’t want to hop on the scales this morning.  But I did.

And to my surprise I am down another pound!  135! Officially 10 pounds to go!  So I definitely did my little happy dance!  And I so needed it!

As I have posted previously, I have had a major surge in pain the last two weeks.  I feel like I did before my hysterectomy.  The pelvic pain at times has been unbearable.  I typically know its endo pain when my tailbone hurts (I know it sounds bizarre but over the last 7 years I’ve come to know the difference).   So last week, my doctor (and nurse) were on vacation.  So I impatiently waited for Monday to roll around.  I got the call during dinner and it seems that I’m not the only one who feels out of options.  My doctor doesn’t know what to do with me so I think I’m getting handed the big R (referral).  I haven’t gotten a call back with the details of who and where so again I’m waiting.  If I don’t hear anything today, I will call back and hopefully at least get an RX for pain meds so I can at least somewhat function.  I’m really trying not to let it get me down.  Really trying hard.

I was introduced to this website yesterday that has made it a little easier:  The Fight Like a Girl Club.  It is seriously amazing and so empowering.  It covers a wide range of chronic (and terminal) illnesses and provides great articles and other resources!  Listen to the Pledge:

As a Fight Like A Girl Club member and because I matter, I promise to stand strong in my fight against the health adversary that forced itself into my life. I recognize that there is a Power within me that has always been there. I am aware of this Power, I accept this Power, and I claim this Power. I am confident that by claiming this Power I will prevail. Because I care, I will share my experiences, both good and bad, with others going through similar struggles either through The Fight Like A Girl Club or any other place that I may be able to offer my assistance and compassion. I recognize that there may be times when I struggle and am tempted to quit. I will not feel guilty for these moments of uncertainty, for I am human, but I also will not dwell on them. During these times, I will remember my family, my friends, my Fight Like A Girl Club comrades, and others who love me and turn to them for assurance and support until I am back on my feet again. I will Fight Like A Girl and I will win. I CAN do this. I WILL do this because…I CLAIM MY POWER!

How can you not feel encouraged and inspired and empowered by that?!

So I am dedicated to not being overcome.  I will not let my illness steal my joy and vivaciousness.  I CAN do this and I WILL  do this!

Oops!  Almost forgot my stats!

So here are my stats:

Starting weight: 164.4

Challenge Starting Weight: 137.4

Challenge Goal: 132

Last week’s weigh-in: 136
Today’s weigh-in: 135
Change: -1

Challenge Change: -3.4

Overall Change: -29.4

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5 comments on “Wednesday Check-in: Down & Dirty #3

  1. Becca says:

    Woohoo! A pound lost is awesome!

  2. Brooke says:

    you’re killin this challenge. great job!

  3. Kirsten says:

    Great job on the loss! And I’m sorry you’ve had pain. I hope the referring doctor can get you some relief. What a great site! Camaraderie is pretty awesome.

  4. Thea @ Shrinking Jeans says:

    congratulations on the loss this week! That’s great!!

    I hope you are able to get some pain meds soon and you can take control!

  5. That is so awesome! All of your hardwork and the results – so very cool! I found out today that I lost another 2 pounds. So cool. It is really awesome to see and feel the different. The only downer for me is the constant clothing alterations. Well, part of it is fun because I do (well, have) bought new clothes too. Honestly, I like how I feel when I see myself in the mirror and I am NOW starting to physically see the results and definition. I see my body everyday whereas others do not. You know what I mean.
    Heather P


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