Thursday, August 27

"CHEWING MY WAY THROUGH"

The title says it all.I weigh in at 204lbs Put back on ten pounds of the 25 I lost Doctor put me on a diet to lower colesterol).There is no excuse as to why I went on a snack binge.Life has been stressful lately.....July 17th I took my Sister to the emergency room she was very sick.Her vision was in and out.She couldnt stand up.She bacame very confused.The hospital ran alot of tests. The Doctor said her liver was inflamed.Sis had been sneaking alcohol again, after 3 years sober she relapsed.The doctor told me."I am going to put it blunt to you, Your probably going to lose your Sister"I prayed God help her , to help herself, Give us strength to get through this difficult time.Having lost three siblings you become numb, scared . A Minister and his wife from my Church came up to the hospital and prayed for my Sister.The next morning I walked into her she was awake and sitting up having lunch and talking, her confusion about 80% gone.I was so happy..... Yes I ate her dessert (Im bad).Sis spent the next five weeks in the hospital.Some days were better then others. I went everyday and sat with her two hours a day.During this time I hit the vending machine like a gambler in a casino..JACK POT..chips,sodas,candy bars, it became comfort food to me. I made excuses for not excercising..But Sis is home now(Thank God) and doing better.Its day by day for her. I am determined to dropping ten pounds as required from my doctor.Today I am 204 pds not to bad for a guy 5'10" But not good with bad colestrol.Im back on track and will up date you all soon.
Keep my Sister Iin your thoughts and prayers
Thank you
John
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3 comments:

  1. Prayers for your sister John and for you too.

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  2. It's so hard to lose -- at least for a woman it is. So hopefully you will be able to lose if you put your mind to it. I'm trying to bring BP down, cholesterol down, and sugar down. So I'm like.....what on earth do I eat? lettuce and celery? lol Have to be on low fat, low carb, low salt diet. All the good foods taste good! lol It's such a retraining session. But somehow I keep trying. Usually hit the gym a couple times a week. Good luck to you! Hope your sister continues to do well.

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  3. Hi John, Thanks for letting me know you posted. I enjoy reading what you write. I felt so bad when I heard how sick your sister was. And you are so blessed that she came through it all okay. I lost my youngest sister so know how fearful you must have been, wondering if you would lose her too. As for weight? :) I think almost everybody I know has struggled with it from time-to-time. I struggled with mine for a long time, finally got all my numbers where the doctor wanted them to be. But it wasn't easy> Still isn't at times. I learned that I am an emotional eater, eat when stressed, lonely, sad, etc. So I learned to keep healthy snacks in the refrigerator and in the cupboards. This made it a lot easier for me. I am so very proud of what you have accomplished. Kudos! Keep up the good work. I hope your day is going well; that you are always surrounded by love and laughter. God bless.

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