FringyLiz's Journal, 19 August 2017

Here I am again.

I was doing really well. Not at my goal weight, but not far off and maintaining nicely. Then, in January, I got walloped. Spent two weeks in the hospital barely able to sit up for major abdominal pain. I haven't been moving much since, and need a walker for the movement I am capable of. Also put on two hormonal medications that cause "a buildup of fat deposits" in their side effects (both of them). And finally, not being able to stand up to cook for myself led to a stunning amount of delivery pizza.

So at least one out of every three pounds I'm lugging has arrived in the last 7 months, and they've worn out their welcome. I'm going to have to be kind to myself on days that involve too much pain to eat perfectly, but at least I can eat better. I can order in a chicken ceasar salad, instead of pizza, or a shwarma platter with tabboule replacing the potatoes instead of poutine and fried chicken.

My surgery is in February. I want to be 200 lbs by then, and have the habits in place so I don't regain too much in the recovery afterwards. Then I want to get back to my goal weight and stay there, like I know I can do. Like I've done before.

Being 37 and needing a walker is one thing. It's another to have people think it's just for the weight. That might be vanity, but I'll take what scraps of pride I have left where I can find them.
250.0 lb Lost so far: 0 lb.    Still to go: 100.0 lb.    Diet followed N/A.
on diet FringyLiz's own diet   steady weight

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Good luck on your plan and make the right choices. Take care. :-) 
19 Aug 17 by member: april761
Sounds like you are ready to get back on the journey!  
19 Aug 17 by member: perks54
Welcome back! 
19 Aug 17 by member: Draglist
On a walker too and at 322 lbs it isn't easy to move anyway and often painful so I can relate to what your saying, but I have found the getting up and taking short 10 min walks has helped reduce the pain. Not breaking any records but the ones I made last week. Good luck! 
19 Aug 17 by member: Whosa Nwah
A health setback can just wreak havoc with a diet and make the rebound so much harder. But like you said, you can do it again! Do you have any friends that could help with preparing food? That could really be a big help as long as they fix what you ask for. Are there any services to help you with that? It is so hard to be immobile! 
19 Aug 17 by member: Horseshu1
We are all here for you, glad you came back !! 
19 Aug 17 by member: DO N OK
FringyLiz, I'm so sorry that recovering your health has been and continues to be an uphill battle this year. Be encouraged: This, too, will pass. Be patient with yourself while at the same time eating healthfu foods and staying hydrated. Keep a half-gallon container of water and a glass at yours side. (I had forgotten what "poutine" is. Whoa, Nelly! French fries topped with cheese curd and gravy?! "JUST SAY NO" to poutine! Very wise!)  
19 Aug 17 by member: Miraculum
well hope u all the good luck on your surgy I've be there there ,that's no fun ,I went down to nothing but liqui ds for over two years ,before they found out that I was gluten free ,just a couple of years ago I had hernia surgy and now I only got 3 foot of instines left I had to learn how to eat all over again .but now doing alot better and still have up and downs on my food ,so hang in there u can do it . 
19 Aug 17 by member: Barb Mickles
Hi FringyLiz, I've been lurking here for some time! Just a thought about using a walker, & peoples assumptions! Seen at my local street market a while back, one of the stall holders had an arm in plaster. Obviously having got a bit fed-up with responding to his customers well-meaning queries as to what had happened, he had penned a large notice,saying, "Thank you for your concern. I broke it while ski-ing! " Maybe something along those lines, on the front of the walker could stop people being judgemental, opening their minds to other possibilities, & let you feel better, that you weren't being mis-understood. Thats quite important, when you're doing your best to recover, isn't it ! Fingers crossed all goes well. :-D 
20 Aug 17 by member: thatkattsfrend
Hi fringyliz I've had crutches and chronic pain since I was 28, so I feel your struggles One day at a time One step at a time( when you are able) Journal evening so you can see your highs aswell as your lows when you're having a hard day Have a plan, but be prepared to change it Persevere for your health.. you can do this and you have all of our support too 😁 
20 Aug 17 by member: poppycom


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