My family is always complaining that I never have any good (medical) news, especially in my blog.
Well, never say never, because here's a piece of good news:
I've officially lost (and kept off for 30 days) the 25 pounds I gained in the first six months of being on high doses of steroids in 2007.
Mind you, there's plenty more to lose. My next focus is the 25 pounds I gained after my 2006 car accident that left me with apparently permanent neck and back problems. At the time of the accident, I was feeling pretty healthy, working out two to three times a week at a gym I'd joined a few months earlier. After the car accident, I found that going to the gym aggravated my back and neck pain, even if I limited myself to walking slowly on a treadmill. I thought it was temporary, and put my membership on hold but after six months of that, I eventually canceled it. Between the calories I was no longer burning at the gym and the extra calories in "comfort food" I ate as I tried to cope with the pain, my weight had climbed.
So, I've got a long weight loss journey ahead, but I'm happy that at least the scale is moving in the right direction these days.
4 months ago