I’m a week late with this post, but here it is! So no change. And it’s getting frustrating. But several people (people that don’t even know I’ve done a complete health overhaul) have mentioned that I look slimmer recently. Some of my clothes feel a little looser, some of them feel exactly the same. I’m unsure. I know that eating so clean is great for me whether I’m losing weight or not. I know that biking three times a week is so good for my heart health, my lungs, my joints and everything else, so that’s important. Yoga three times a week has dropped my already beautiful blood pressure of 110/74 to 100/70 and helps me leave the day’s bullshit on the mat. So all of that is positive. But I want the fat to come off because it feels so cumbersome and it isn’t doing my arthritic joints any good to carry the extra around! I lost 53 pounds in 2015, so an average of one pound a week. This is not that. I have an appointment with the nutritionist in a few weeks to see if she has any insight into the situation.
In other news, I saw my rheumatologist recently and he agreed that I can try dropping my Methotrexate down another 25%! I’m super excited because MTX is the med that gives me the biggest side effects and seems to contribute the least to my health. So far as I can tell. I’ll find out when I cut it back.
My butt hurts. I’m up to 28 minutes on my bike and I bought a gel pad for my seat to try to make it more comfortable, but it seemed to make me tilt forward which made my back hurt. So now I’m just using a folded bath towel. My butt still hurts.
I went to an incredibly meaningful event over the weekend. It was a yoga kickoff for a fundraiser for Mind Body Solutions. They’re a nonprofit organization that offers adaptive yoga classes for people of all abilities. Matthew Sanford is the founder of this amazing organization and he teaches yoga from his wheelchair. Which is amazing. I’m reading his memoir, Waking, and it is an intense, heartstring-tugging read so far! I’m so grateful that this organization exists and I plan on taking an Ambulatory Adaptive class there soon. I’m excited for that.