On a happier note, guess what??? 4.5 weeks ago when I started the BX, my initial weigh-in was 256.2lbs. (SCARY!) Today, my weigh-in is 239.0lbs. Still high, (in fact it's how much I weighed the day I gave birth to Drew!) but a MAJOR improvement. Proof that what you eat matters! I've been sugar-free and vegan this whole time -- and not gluten free, but very very limited gluten. On saturday I will have reached my 5 week mark, and can slowly start adding very limited amounts of meat back into my diet, as well, as butter and cottage cheese -- but that's it for dairy. I'm not gonna lie, I've been craving red meat! So I hope I get a big fat steak for my birthday! Its not the same as a piece of cheesecake, but it sounds pretty darn good right about now! Ha ha.
So, I'm excited to see if my weightloss continues...I can't imagine that it won't, because I have to eat like this until next March. It's not easy, but I know I can do it.
Beyond weightloss, and hopefully RA symptoms in remission, the thing I look forward to most is hopefully having another baby. I never thought I'd be trying to get pregnant at age 40 (next year), and I feel a little crazy about it, but I feel like it's supposed to happen.
Also, still no noticeable reactions to the BX yet -- so not sure how my body will feel when/if it starts working. Fingers crossed it isn't too bad. If you're curious about what I'm talking about, here's a good explanation of what I will probably experience when the bad cells start dying off:
Happy Hump Day!