Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I went (Jennifer)

After trying to talk myself into rescheduling my appt for my catscan today I decided to get it over with and I went.  So now I wait.  I am waiting to NOT get a call back that something is wrong.  If all that is going on is from TMJ (they say this is a possibility) then I will gladly accept that and deal with it.  Really I would.  It beats many of ther alternatives.  My follow up appt is at the end of the month "unless something is wrong, then they will call sooner".

I forgot to share a little story in my post last night.   Yesterday I went for my allergy testing.  I am allergic to most things apparently but dont have many symptoms so that is good.  This testing, however, is one of the *straws* they are grabbing at for a diagnosis.  I dont buy it.  Anyway, I was there for quite a while because apparently when you are allergic there are several rounds of injections to see just how allergic you are.  So, I got chatting with the lady who was stabbing me with needles over and over again.  I was telling her how I have lost over 60 lbs and she screamed (she was a very outspoken kind of lady) "Wow!  You would never know!  You are such a tiny little thing!".  Me?  Tiny?  Um...I immediately thought about how this was going to have to make it into my blog.  She was a smaller lady, much smaller than me in my opinion so I was shocked to hear that come out of her mouth.  And it felt good, even though the scale revealed I gained...are you ready???....9.6 lbs in the past few weeks.  Between the steroids, not feeling well and just plain giving in the scale was there to remind me of the consequence.  But, I wont let it get me down.  However, I DO feel it in a major way.  The pants are tight, I feel the roll over the pants, and just plain fluffier.  Its a good reminder that 10 lbs can change things so much.  Sometimes when losing weight, slowly especially, its hard to notice the difference a few pounds makes.  Until you put it back on and feel like a house. 

I am not giving up at all.  I will continue on with this journey to a healthy me.  And I hope that I can turn the stress off and refocus on my exercise and eating.  I have been praying the test went well today.  Thanks to you all for your thoughts and prayers.  They are much appreciated.

Jennifer

12 comments:

Kristi said...

Isn't it great how a comment from someone can make your day. The best part is that little lady pricking you probably had no idea how her comment affected you!

jennifer said...

Over and over again, your spirit and determination amaze me. I very rarely come away from reading one of your posts where I DON'T feel like I've learned a little bit of a valuable life lesson. I'm sorry about the weight gain, but after reading your blog in its entirety, I am not the least bit worried that you won't lose it and then some. Thank you for always inspiring me.
Jennifer

http://iamabeginnerrunner.blogspot.com

Joy said...

Aw sorry about the health stuff. So been there!! Just got to press through and stay focused!! Praying for positive results on your tests!!

Jane said...

I hope all turns out well for you. I can attest to the fact that not feeling well will add unwanted pounds. I think it's wanting to eat foods that are comforting, along with less activity. I have had that problem, as well, while recovering from a long lasting virus. My best to you, dear...

Kelly said...

Jennifer, I'm glad you went to your appointment and just got it over with. I'm positive the weight gain is due to the steroids you've been on, so I wouldn't even worry about it.

Lesia said...

Been away too long and was unaware you were having health problems. So sorry. My doctor just told me today to go on a soft food diet for 10 days cause my TMJ locked up my jaw again. Also am taking IB-800's three times a day. This should be fun for Christmas. NOT! Anyway I am hurting once again but he said I may need a surgery in 2011 to fix it. OH JOY! Being on steroids causes water weight and WILL NOT STAY ON FOR LONG. But I know you already know that. Be patient and get well soon. Love ya. smile

Jen said...

You continue to inspire and amaze me. Every time I visit your blog, I go away feeling like I can do anything.

Jen
http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Sending prayers your way Jennifer! I know all of this has to be so frustrating. (hugs)

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Happy Holidays! & keep up the great work.

Bethanny said...

Hey tiny lady :) Weight gain/ loss is normal when you are sick. You will get the weight off! I know you can!

Shelley said...

It's wonderful when a stranger sees you as tiny! What a nice thing to happen in the midst of all those needle-sticks!

I Said So... said...

Hang in there! I am ready to hear those results! I know you are too.