Will reconvene in 24 weeks...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's a little funny to me to be here on SparkPeople and not really able to follow the plan that I know I would need to follow to lose weight. But then I remember that no matter what my angle of attack is right now, and what it will be for about the next 6 months, is going to make me a better, stronger, and more motivated person than ever before.

Hepatitis C. Apparently also known as "The Dragon". I'm on day 2 of my triple therapy treatment and it's not really the nightmare I envisioned it to be. However, I do not want to speak too soon as surely not all side effects happen immediately. I'm still going to prepare myself for the itchy, dry skin and possible hair loss, the nausea and insomnia... and the worst of them all: weight gain. Every 8 hours I have to eat 20 grams of fat. Now, granted, most of what I've heard from other people who are doing this consists of them eating all the fast food and ice cream that they want, just because they're simply too tired to think to put together anything else. Well, I like to think I came prepared for the situation. I stocked up on olive oil, mixed nuts, chicken sausage, eggs... I tried to make sure my fats would come from the healthiest of places. Okay I admit, I did scoop up a container of Butterfinger icecream but will only be indulging in that on the occasion that I'm too drained to make anything else. I am looking forward to cheese as well, but will also use that as sparingly as possible. I also hear that in 12 weeks, as soon as I get to stop doing the fat thing, that weight drops in a snap of the fingers. I'm hoping that will be the case and that the next 3 months is just a snapshot in what will soon be a long and healthy life for me.

I don't know what the point of this blog is. I guess I wanted to get it out there... my worries, my situation. My main goal is to recreate a healthier and stronger me... A me that has managed to claw myself up out of that deep, dark cave that I lost myself in so many years ago. I can see the sunshine now. All that's keeping me from it is a glass door. So in 24 weeks I'm gonna go ahead and give my permission to open it up and soak it up :)

xo. - Katy
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    How does the sunshine feel, I feel that you are soaking it up and seize every moment. I am already proud of you. You GOT this! the Rocket City
    3233 days ago
    Hi Katy, hope things are going well!!

    3238 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Katy, I'm sorry, I'm just now seeing this. Of course I guess I knew all of this anyway! And like we talked before, there are plenty of things you can do during the course of this treatment to stay active and healthy! You cannot let this get you down! Too many people are pulling for ya, so just show us how very strong you are!
    I'm here for you, always!!
    3328 days ago
    Hope all goes well with you and you are able to return to a more healthy state after the next 24 weeks
    3333 days ago
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