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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!
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