Good news on all fronts! When I went to my shoulder doctor appointment on Jan 4th, I was determined to weigh less for today's doctor's appointment. AND... I weighed in 10 lbs less! Go me! Yes, I'm doing Weight Watchers (again). And yes, it works for me. (Side note, I'm down officially 8.6 lbs as of last week there but do expect a few more pounds down this week).
My doctor said my shoulder is doing very well. Since I was just shy of 3 months post-surgery (about 1.5 weeks shy), he was still hesitant of letting me do a couple things. Firstly, I still am not allowed to do external rotation since he wants me to be 3 months out of surgery. Since I'm close, he is allowing me to do a slight stretch on that right now.
He said something about close to having full range of motion, so I asked when he thought I would have full range back (I figured 6 months). He says generally 4-6 months but since I'm doing so well, he's figuring closer to the 4 month range! Woohoo!! What!? What!? Seriously...my dream. This may sound weird but if you've dealt with all my shoulder issues since July 2012, you would understand! To one day be as close to "normal" as I can be... it's... I just can't imagine.
ANYWAY... that's all the news from here. As I stated, I'm doing well on the weight watchers/weight loss front. My birthday is in just over a week and I already know I will be having some splurges and I'm ok with that. I will just make the other days "good eating" days. I may lose slowly sometimes but I think that it's the same ideas as with running...
It's a marathon, not a sprint!
Disclaimer: If you talk to me for the next several months, you will probably only hear about:
1. My shoulder
2. My wedding
3. Weight Watchers
You've been warned! :)