I was home hardly a week and left again for Boston. This time to see my nephew graduate from Harvard. It took two days and four ceremonies. It was one of the most impressive graduations ever. Harvard has a reputation for excellence and now I know why. Everything, and I mean everything was done to perfection. It, again, was a glorious experience. Plus, I could not be prouder of my nephew. He's here now with his fiancee and we are full on in wedding plans. Life is good.
This blog, I know, is not for me to brag about my family and how good life is. It is about my journey to lose weight. That is for sure a mixed bag of good and not so good.
First the good -
*I only gained 1.8 lbs while on the Canada trip, which was 12 days!!
*I only gained 0.8 lbs while in Boston.
*I have lost 8.4 lbs since coming home.
Now the not so good -
*I have arthritis in my right hip. My weight has gotten to a point that it can be incredibly painful. Favoring my right hip causes the bursa in my left hip to flare which is also incredibly painful. I have medication to ease the pain, but the only thing that will truly help the situation is weight loss.
*I know that as wonderful as the trips were, I was held back by being unable to move freely. My husband and nephew were both as accommodating as they could be of me, which sort of made it worse. I hate for my bad choices to negatively impact those around me.
*Add to that, a lost crown, major blister on my foot probably due to the odd gait I have now, and a gusher of a nosebleed in the airport on the way to Quebec, I joked that 65MD was going to put me in a box and send me back home.
Now that I am back home and have more control over my food choices, I have started back on the hcg. I feel like losing weight is an emergency. I need to drop a lot of weight fast or I'll be in a wheelchair by this fall. (Not to mention that I want to look good in those wedding pictures!) My plan now is to cycle through one phase of the injections (4 weeks on, 4 weeks off, 4 weeks on again) and see where I end up. From there, I might do one more cycle or get back in to fuel cycling a la Trim Healthy Mama. I have time to think about it and decide.
I'm just finishing week two of the first 4 weeks on. I feel good about the loss so far. I can already tell a difference in my hip. I'll try to keep this blog a little more updated as I go forward. Here's hoping that I can keep moving those tickers across the screen.
Thanks for waiting on me, my faithful friends!