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Getting Stronger

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Well, I can never seem to do anything half-way. I went in for a routine outpatient surgery last Friday, and ended up having two surgeries, a blood transfusion, and two days in the hospital. I'm doing better today, and am on my way to feeling somewhat back to normal. Although I haven't tracked for 4 days, or exercised for 4 days (prohibited by my doctor.....but cleared to start back up tomorrow! Yay!), I have not gone over my calories and haven't given up all the healthy habit strides I've made. And I've actually lost 4 lbs. (Of course they took out two very large fibroids...one the size of a grapefruit, he said.....several polyps and I lost a lot of blood, so that probably accounts for the weight loss!) But usually, when I feel weak, depressed, or sorry for myself, that's when I revert back to my old "food for comfort" bad habits. And I didn't do that this time, so I'm making strides and getting stronger.....both figuratively (mentally) as well as literally (physically!)

Hang in there. It actually DOES get easier, I think!

Angie
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  • ONEREALLYBIGDOG
    WOW, you DO really go all out!

    Good luck with your recuperation!

    Glad things are looking up for you too
    Sorry I haven't been 'round much,
    just too darned busy.

    Hope to see you 'round the MOSTLY ranch more often

    Have a SPlendid Weekend!

    Tony
    3571 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    Wow, you really didn't do it halfway, did you? Oh my goodness! I'm so glad you are feeling better. Congratulations on not going back to your old ways. Way to go!!! emoticon
    3574 days ago
  • JINLYNN
    So happy to hear that you are recovering and feeling better. And congratulations on staying on track!
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    3574 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9861129
    You are doing so well! Congratulations on sticking with this through all the tough things you deal with every day! You can do more each day and get stronger and stronger!

    So AWESOME Angie!!!
    3574 days ago
  • SRHALLIN
    I'm so proud of you - and you should be as well. All of that stress, and you stuck with your program. Very well done!

    Maybe give the credit for the weight loss a 50/50 split - half of it to the surgery/ies and the other half to your inner awesomeness. :)

    Best wishes!
    3574 days ago
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