9.26.2020 Check-in

Wow! What a week! While the weight loss isn’t there. I am up half a pound from last week. The weight ride was a roller coaster. I went down, went up. And here I am. I remain under my previous goal of 261. I am still moving in the right direction, and am 66.4 pounds down in total. You can see photos of my weight loss on the Progress!! page.

But the weight loss journey is not the exciting thing. My pain levels are down. A lot. I took the first shot of Tremfya yesterday. I was told by the pharmacist and my doctor that it would take between 4-8 week to get to full efficacy. However, I would probably have some relief in 24-48 hours.

So, I took yesterday off work. I walked, went to the grocery store, did all my laundry, changed sheets, and cleaned the kitchen. I wanted to make sure all my chores and errand were finished before I started a new medication. Yes, I was paranoid about side effects and reactions. I didn’t have any immediate issues. YAY!

So, I relaxed. I watched some anime on Netflix and hung out with Hazel, which means I three old taco wrappers for her to chase. She has about 40 mice, crinklies, and other toys, but she wants old taco wrappers.

I went to bed early. I wasn’t expecting too much for this morning. However, I noticed when I got up to pee (the second time), my left hip didn’t hurt. Now, my hip has hurt for several months. And it didn’t. And as I was walking to bed, I noticed my left ankle didn’t hurt. Wow! Just wow!

So, I got up this morning, weighed in, and decided to walk. Got my clothes on, hip still felt better, as did my ankle, and my hands and arms hurt less. My left knee and lower back still hurt, but I know that is osteoarthritis. I walked. I walked almost five miles this morning. As I start to move, my knee hurt less. My shoulders and back did, as well.

Now that I am home, relaxing, I ache. But I am a fat person who just walked almost five miles. Yes, my hips, knees, ankles, and feet will ache. My lower back hurts, which is more than an ache.

But I feel okay. I really do. I haven’t said that for a long time. I hope I hope I hope these results remain. I told a friend that I would be happy with ordinary aches and pains. I am. Fingers crossed.

I hope you all are doing well. Keep safe and stay well. And remember to be kind…especially to yourself.

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