I knew I’d see a gain this week, and I did. And based on my actions last weekend, I’m relieved that it was 3 pounds as opposed to 10 pounds. I’ll see a nice loss next Thursday, and I’m looking forward to that.
Before I went to my meeting, I went to the doctor. And my toe is still in the same shape it was in last night. They couldn’t remove the nail so they decided to send me to a podiatrist who will charge a few hundred dollars (he doesn’t accept my insurance) to tell me whether or not he will remove it or just let it do its own thing. He can’t see me until next week anyway so I’ll skip that appointment and figure out how to wear a shoe today. Thankfully, it doesn’t hurt too badly when nothing is touching it so I won’t have to experience life on the sidelines though my workouts might have to change a bit over the next few days.
During this week’s meeting, we talked about the big picture, and my big picture looks good. It’s easy to get complacent, and it’s easy to dismiss the successes we’ve had when we’re still working so hard to achieve more. But the fact is that my big picture looks great. Over the last week, I’ve purchased smaller jeans, and I’ve also seen some big improvements since my last doctor’s visit.
My blood pressure was 122/76 which is down a bit from last time, and I can finally weigh-in on their scale though I couldn’t last time I visited that office – proof that at one point, I weighed well over 400 pounds! And having this foot injury has reminded me of what life was like before I started losing weight. I didn’t walk, I waddled. And I was always tired and out of breath. And I was so heavy that the doctor’s exam table used to tip when I climbed up – that was not the case this time.
So I’m disappointed that I gained this week even though I expected it, but I’m also resolved to do better as I mentioned in a post earlier this week. This is a long road, but I’m on it. And I’m ready to move forward today. Are you?
What does your big picture look like? Are you happy with it?