My doctor’s appointment was kind of sobering. What did I learn? My back is really messed up. I knew that. Several levels have had further narrowing (this they could tell just from the x-ray). Not much to be done other than continue efforts to lose weight. The surgery they would do, if they did one, is a 360 fusion, which involves going in from the front and the back. I have too much belly fat right now. Besides, I don’t want surgery. All I can do for now is to continue weight loss efforts, find exercises I can do that help me lose weight and help my back. She said yoga is great. I am going to look into that when I move. They have a class offered in the loft community I am moving to. The thing is, I know from reading what can happen if there is nerve damage. I do not want to go there. I have to work harder. That’s just all there is to it. I have to go back in three months. My goal is to have 30 more pounds off by then. That’s a big goal, but it could be done if I stay on course.
I just joined Weight Watchers online. The accountability will do me good. When I get moved, I will find a meeting. I have to do what it takes to get this done. Period. I tracked what I have eaten so far today. It is 5:45 p.m. and I have eaten a little less than half of the points I am allowed. I suspected that would be the case. It scares me a little, but I will give it a try, eating the number of points they recommend. For the most part, I will use the weekly points allowance for my splurge meal. I am allowed 39 daily points and 49 weekly points. That seems like A LOT. But I am a big girl. We will see how this goes.
I forgot to say earlier today that the other thing I am going to really work on is pushing the water. I am not doing very well at that and I need much more.
All for now. Just to get this off my chest.