Friday, August 17, 2012

Round 9....check!

Whew! I made it through another round, now comes the fun part, recovery! I can check off another number! ( I just love crossing things off lists!)

You are probably wondering how my two week challenge went. Well, the answer is great! I can officially say that I worked out every day for two weeks between my treatments.

The sad part is, I only lost 1 pound. :-(

However, I feel SO much stronger than I did before and I recovered from chemo so much faster.

I'm hoping to work out just as much this time around....and this time be a bit more disciplined with my diet.

The doctor said that even if I was doing everything perfectly right, it would be nearly impossble for me to drop a lot of weight right now. They give me steroids that cause you to retain and shift fluids around in your body. The hope is that once I'm done with chemo, the weight will fall off! That is...if I don't eat too many celebratory cupcakes! ;-)

So while I've been gaining and then maintaining my weight, my amazing husband has put me to shame and lost...wait for it...43 pounds!!! I'm so extremely proud of him and ready for the new healthy us! Just look at this guy!

This past Sunday we went on a 5 mile hike to Abrams Falls in Cade's Cove. It was lovely. The weather wasn't too hot, the hike was challenging enough, but not too bad, and the Falls were beautiful. It was so nice to get away an enjoy God's creation with my wonderful husband.

Ahhhh just look at that, doesn't it just make you feel calm and peaceful! I remember going on a hike when I was a camp counselor at Appalachian Christian Camp and Ryan Bader was the Dean. He told us that waterfalls were special because they weren't an absolute necessity. I mean, water needs to get from A to B, I get that, but God didn't have to make them so beautiful. He did so for our enjoyment. This is true about a lot of things in nature. We're so blessed to have a creator who loves us enough to give us pretty things to look at!

Some exciting things coming soon...we bought a sectional for our living room, my first attempt at making a piece of clothing for myself, and a refinished vintage phone table from the thrift store for our guest excited!

9 down, 3 to go!!!

1 comment:

  1. Leslie,
    David and you look wonderful together and happy. Keep up the healthy living it is so good for the both of you. I can't believe you have 9 down already. So proud of you and all your courage. Only 3 more left and God's complete Blessing. Can not wait. Praying daily.

    (Aunt) Gerri