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Yesterday I had my initial consultation with my physical therapist. I had asked my doctor for a referral so I could get my abs worked back to center. She sent me to CH Physical Therapy.

I have to say I feel a sense of hope like I've never had before. Tawnie, my therapist, measured my mobility and asked me what all of my issues were. After just a few minutes I already felt like the problems I have were not only better but were going to be better in the long run. She told me that we'd work on getting me to a place where my feet, calves, and shins don't hurt when I run, that I'd lose weight, and that I'd be able to keep it off. She also told me she has 3 kids, lost 65 pounds 6 years ago and hasn't gained it back. She knows what she's doing!

So part of my program is to send her my daily food log in an e-mail. Lucky for me, I have the Lose It! app that makes this really easy to do.

Speaking of which, I've managed to lose some weight! Almost 5 pounds this week! I found this somewhat surprising considering I haven't managed to stay within my calorie limit more than once so far, but I've stayed around 1500 and that seems to be good enough. I've not been feeling particularly well the last couple days either so eating hasn't been very appealing. This seems to be the winning strategy so far. The best part is that I still eat what I want, I just think about whether I really need what I'm eating.

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