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Saturday, November 02, 2013

I am done gaining weight back. I'm done letting my hip pain define me and not working out. I'm done, done, done. I was 2 pounds away from my goal right before my knee surgery and in the best shape of my life. After the surgery I was doing fine with my recovery until my opposite hip started bothering me. I reinjured the knee and had the hip looked at and it's been bothering me ever since. I have had physical therapy, seen a chiropractor, had an arthrogram with an MRI, a Marcaine injection and was supposed to do a bone scan but my insurance wouldn't approve it. I saw a pain management doctor who is willing to do a cortisone injection in the bursa, which is on the outside of the hip instead of in the joint.

I've gained 25 pounds since then. My work pants, which were loose, are now tight. I broke the zipper on my only pair of black pants that fit me last night and that was the last straw. I am DONE. I slept in and decided I was going to spend the day taking care of myself until we have to go to a Halloween party tonight. I worked out right away and ate a good breakfast. I'm off to a good start today!

Does my hip still hurt? Yes. But it's better than it was. It loosened up during my workout and I feel really good.

Yesterday was my last day at my current job in the role as I knew it. I start on Monday at a medical weight loss clinic that a doctor I work with is opening and I'm really excited to start this new chapter in my life. It's only every other week to start with, but I am still working at the hospital on the weeks that I'm not at the weight loss center until they are able to post and fill my position. By then, I think the center will be off the ground and at some point I'll be working every week there. I will be able to do my health coaching as a service offered by the clinic for the patients there - AND I'll be able to bring in my own clients. I can't wait!

New job, new determination. I can do this!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FEELINGFITERIN 11/28/2013 11:25PM

    Praying for your hip to feel better!

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GRANDMABABA 11/3/2013 4:59PM

    What a perfect opportunity! Great success to yo!

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SONGWRITER8 11/3/2013 9:35AM


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SCOUTMOM715 11/3/2013 7:38AM

    emoticon Chris! Hope the hip pain gets to be less & less. emoticon

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CHSHULER89 11/2/2013 10:01PM

    Great attitude!!! You are doing it! So excited for you!! Looking forward to hearing about all your new adventures! Up and down we go, but we are overcomers!!

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BELLAMEMAW 11/2/2013 2:13PM

    Sometimes, we humans have to get to this point to succeed. The new position sounds awesome; best of luck.

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NHES220 11/2/2013 2:12PM

    Good for you, take charge and you can do this! You will get to your goal this time! Congrats on the new job and the new determination!

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LAURIE-RN 11/2/2013 2:04PM

    Yup, you can! I have faith in you emoticon

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MSHEL7 11/2/2013 1:51PM

    Sounds like you have a wonderful mindset. Congrats on the new job, sounds wonderful. You've got this!!

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    You've got this! I put a stop to the weight gain as well, and am back on the road to health. Whatever steps they may be, even if they look different than before, can still be steps to health.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 11/2/2013 1:42PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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