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Monday, December 9, 2019

Weekly Weigh In: Week 25, December 9, 2019

I have decided that this feature will now run indefinitely, and will replace the My Quarterly Report feature.  It will go live every Monday, and it will be a weigh in that will share how I'm doing health-wise, and it will give me more accountability with my health.

Here is my twenty-fifth weigh in:

1. The Selfie: The selfie is me as of today, December 9, 2019.  

2. Weight: My weight stayed the same.  I'll take it, but I'm really hoping to get back to weight loss next week.  Wish me luck!

3. Health News: I was able to average nearly 8,000 steps per day last week.  I am hoping to at least get my 6,000 steps per day average this week, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to.  The weather may not cooperate, but I'll do my best.

The insomnia is still improving, but it is not 100% gone yet.  If I follow my eating rules, it is definitely better than when I don't.  I still normally can't fall asleep before 10:30pm, but I am normally able to fall back asleep if I wake up before 4am and sleep until at least 6am now more often than not, so that's good.  Progress is progress. :)  Hopefully it continues.

I am also dealing with some winter stuffiness.  It may even be a head cold, but it isn't too bad.  I'm trying my hardest not to share if it is a virus.  I really can't complain, though.  I know this is the time of year when sicknesses ramp up, so I'm grateful that I'm doing pretty good for the most part!

4. Diet News:  I am still able to avoid emotionally/boredom eating, and that thrills me as that has always been my biggest struggle.  I did have a few days this last week were I did not stick to my intermittent fasting rules, and that did mess with my sleeping a little (and may be why I haven't lost weight - that and I ate outside my rules a little, too, at times), so I plan on being better about sticking to my intermittent fasting (and eating) rules this week to help with that.  Overall, I feel like I am definitely making positive progress for the most part.

5. Other News: Please continue to pray for my middle kid.  For just over 2 months now, he has been dealing with an unknown health issue (he's had a host of symptoms from headaches to swollen lymph nodes to fatigue/lack of stamina to upper abdomen pain and more).  

The abdominal ultrasound did note that his gallbladder was contracted, but there were no signs of stones, wall thickening, or other issues, so they are not overly concerned with those results for now.  A pediatric GI may be in his future depending on test results from labs that were done and an upcoming test.  

His biggest issue right now is major fatigue with no stamina, lack of appetite, and swollen lymph nodes, so he is getting a neck ultrasound on Friday to check said lymph nodes.  Hopefully, we will get the results from that before too far into the following week after it is done.

He has also had a ton more blood work done to check for a wide variety of things.  Basically, if they think he has even a 0.1% chance of having it, they are testing for it, though I don't think we've gone into checking anything autoimmune just yet.  I am hoping to have the results from those blood tests by the end of the week, but we'll see.

My son and I (and hopefully my husband, too) with meet with his doctor and discuss next steps after we get all the test results back, so I'll keep you posted.  He may end up needing to go to a specialist or 2 before this is all said and done, so we really appreciate prayers for the doctor's wisdom and for our wisdom as we try to decide on what tests to run and not run,  who to see and not see, etc. 

I'm not sure what the Lord has in store for our son and us, but I sure am glad He will be with us through it all!  Again, we appreciate your prayers!

As to our week, it is going to be insanely busy!  We have something or several somethings (other than school and work) going on daily from Wednesday through Sunday, so it will be non-stop.  I am glad Christmas vacation is fast approaching!  I think we could all use a little break. :D

How are you doing?  Do you have anything you want to weigh in with?  Any health progress or goals you want to share?  If so, please leave a comment below (with a link to your post, if you have one and wish to leave it), and I'll respond ASAP.

Have a great week!

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