Monday, December 23, 2013

End of the Year is Coming

My eating is better though the doctors never did figure out what was wrong with me even after tons of blood tests, urine tests, a CT scan and an endoscopy. The endoscopy doctor had one theory. I have a large abdominal hernia that involves a "significant" amount of intestine. He thought that might be contributing to it. Unfortunately, because of my size, it's not something they can fix right now.

I'm eating normally now and am averaging around 2000 calories. When I wasn't feeling well I was eating a lot less than that so I'm going to try to reduce that a little farther. Perhaps to the 1800 to 1900 range. We'll see how it goes.

I have a doctor appointment with the eating institute to get cleared for physical therapy. Even though I've lost over 200 pounds, my energy levels are actually *decreasing.* I need some help with exercise and motivation and they have PT available for those who have gone through their program.

From the beginning of the year, I have lost 36 pounds. Not nearly as much as I had hoped. Still, this year overall I've lost 60 pounds (had a weight gain mid-year.) All of it since I started the binge eating program. I've had 101 binge free days! If I stay on track like I have been the second half of the year, I should lose 120 pounds in 2014 though I'd be happy with 80 pounds. Wish me luck!

ETA: Oh! And when I lose three more pounds, I'll take new pictures and post them.

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