It’s not a lot but I’ll take it!!!

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Woohoo we are two weeks into the new year and I have to say I think I’m starting to feel a little bit better. I’m back to the gym as much as I can go and have managed to stay away from take out and soda. Toward the end of last year I decided to become a lacto ova vegetarian and have continued that this year as well along with heading to a more plant-based diet.

My health has not been the greatest these last few years and even more so this year. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and possible Sarcoidosis a couple of years ago but after hair loss, swollen lymph nodes, rashes and more I went back to my Rheumo to question could it be anything more like lupus. He’s still positive it is the Psoriatic Arthritis but has agreed to do some more testing since I mentioned that I just had a positive ANA done by my regular doctor. Hopefully I will soon find out if it is indeed the Psoriatic Arthritis or something more. Either way I’m scared to take meds and hoping that eating clean and taking care of my body will make me feel better.

So far I haven’t been watching my calories and just eating well and exercising as much as I can when I’m not fatigued. I do think starting this week I’m going to use my fitbit more and track my calories. So far I’m down 2 lbs, it’s not a lot but I’ll take it! 😉

How is your year going so far?


  • BohemianBabushka

    ESOOOO!! Celebrating those 2 lbs, your resolve to better health, and for sticking to your beliefs when questioned by your doctor. Keep going, you’re doing great. BB2U

  • It sounds like a win to me, changing your eating habits are always the hardest thing to do. You are doing what you can. Congrats on your 2 pounds.

  • I’d be so excited if I’d lost a couple or a few pounds. My sister got a fitbit and I’ve got to invest in one myself.

  • Even a few pounds lost is still pounds lost. The old saying is that a journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step, right? Every bit helps!

  • Rebecca Swenor

    Every pound lost is a great thing and counts because they all add up in the end. You are doing great and I really need to do more exercising this year with eating right. I have a new phone that has an app for a fit tracker on it and I have been using it now for a week. Thanks for sharing your story and keep up the good work.

  • Chloe

    My year is going well, thanks for asking! I’m sorry that you haven’t been feeling the best but well done for taking some action. I need to kick start myself into gear when it comes to health!

  • Glad to hear you are feeling a little bit better. I hope it continues. I know finding a good doctor is so important. Hope you feel even better as the year goes on.

  • Pam

    Sorry you’ve been feeling so rough, but I’m glad things are a little better. One of my friends just started Enbrel for her Psoriatic Arthritis. Your post made me think of her.

  • I totally agree, baby steps girl! Baby steps! I know for myself I didn’t gain all this weight over night, it’s going to take a while for it to come off too!
    Glad the doctors seem to be on the right track to getting you healthy!

  • That’s a great attitude – it’s not a lot, but you’ll take it. When it comes to weight loss, I found that slow and steady is best, so congratulations on starting on the right path to health. I’m sorry you’ve been dealing with some health issues – I hope you find some answers soon and feel better soon.

  • TheNewClassy

    Hey, anything you lose is that much closer to your goal, right? Glad to see you are starting to feel better and are losing some weight!

  • Sounds like you’re motivated on the right track! Good for you. 🙂

  • Jacqui Stewart

    It’s going in the right direction. That’s what matters! Great job!

  • Rocy Roque

    That a great way to start.. you got it girl

  • Candy Kage

    Everyone has to start somewhere. Down two pounds is wonderful and a great place to start. Hope your health improves and keep excising and eating healthy.

  • Robin Rue

    I’d say that 2 pounds is a pretty decent start to the year. Keep plugging away at it and I know you can do it.

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