Thursday, December 10, 2015

Week Ten Low Carb - Thursday Check-In (Month Three) and Spine Clinic Stuff

Week Ten Weigh-In:
12/10/2015:         -1.2 pound
Total lost:             24.8 pounds
Current Weight:   205.2 pounds

Ugh... SOOOOO close to that 205 pounds but not quiet there! Of course, considering the kind of non-stop eating cheat day I had last week I should be thrilled to lose anything and I am, but, this puts my medium-term goal of hitting 200 lbs off by a good week so instead of hitting it by Christmas I'm shooting for the New Year.

The appointment at the spine clinic went well. I decided to go with physical therapy (one or two sessions at DHMC and the rest I'll be able to do at home) and I'm looking into the "Functional Restoration Program" (link goes to DHMC site) which should help me a lot because I want to be able to do all the things I can't due either because of having a painful back or being afraid of throwing out my back.

But, looking at it again, it seems the restoration program calls me for to be at DHMC for eight hours a day for two weeks and with one car, work, school, several kids and a life, that's just not going to happen. Luckily I have an amazing trainer who can probably create something for me here!

I turned down their offer of a steroid shot and the meds they could give me would not be compatible with my being on psych meds (plus I don't want to be on any new meds) so physical therapy it is and that's basically what I wanted anyway. Now we just have to make the days, times and appointments work with the rest of the schedules but so far so good.

And speaking of meds, my psych put me on a new med yesterday, Trazadone, to try and help me fall asleep and I can honestly say I had the best night's sleep last night that I've had in a very, very long time! This was what I needed!

Oh, and I spoke to my doctor's office and my sodium is moving into safe levels!! Finally! I guess it was because of this medication!

But, back to the plan. I'm going to keep doing what I have been doing, counting calories and macros, doing the step challenge, basically the same old thing except I really need to work on upping my protein again. I think that about covers it!

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