Report: Weigh-in date Friday, October 19, 2012. Weight 270. Down 6.0. Total loss at the end of 22 weeks, 30 pounds. The question posed last Friday has been answered! WOOOO HOOOO!
And the answer is, I guess it just took getting off the meds to correct the damage. You can imagine how thrilled I was last Friday when I got on the scale and all but half a pound of that extra weight had disappeared.
I know this is not true weight loss. Just as I knew the increase was not true weight gain. However, I consider this the ultimate in successful damage control! I am back where I was before the injury. It’s like getting a fresh start. I’m finished with the injury and able to pick up where I left off.
And I am truly finished with the injury. I’ve seen all the doctors I need to see and received all the clearances I need. I am looking forward to next week. I have no appointments of any kind. It will be the first normal week in almost a month.
As my son likes to say, “And what have we learned?”
I’ve learned quite a bit from this little detour on my journey through the Land of the Great Equation.
1. If the situation calls for it, go to the doctor!
2. If you go to the doctor, listen to him/her and follow instructions.
3. Listen to your body. It will know when you can start things again.
4. Meds may cause unpleasant things to happen (like making the scale go up). DON’T PANIC.
5. Stay on the parts of your plan that you can as you are recovering. It makes things easier later.
6. Drink a lot of water. This is something we should do anyway, but I think it helped keep my systems in balance.
7. Talk to your diet buddies, especially if you start to feel discouraged.
Remember, I’m no expert. This is only what happened to me and what worked for me. Seeking medical advice is the first thing any responsible person will tell you to do if you suffer an injury, even a minor one. It’s what I did, and I’m glad I did. I’m also glad this episode is over.
Until next week….