Aug 21, 2008
On April 18 when I visited the nephrologist for the first time I weighed 163 pounds. This week, August 18, my weight was down to 142.2 pounds . . . I lost about five pounds a month! I will not need to visit the nephrologist for another year. Also, the biopsy is not needed at this time. The doctor said I am at an ideal weight for my height. I now can do 40-50 situps at one time.
For approximately six weeks (June 20-Aug 4) I was employed as a waitress which had me working a 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. shift (sometimes my shifts were longer because our restaurant was busy and the sidework had to be completed). I would eat before my shift and then not again until I had slept. I would not drink soda during my shift. I usually drank ice water. I only remember having one soda on my last shift so that I could make it through the night. That was a 13 hour shift. At home I wrote my second book so I had some long days because I had a 45 minute commute to work.