Challenge Blog #1
Friday, January 10, 2014
How did I get here?
I have never been skinny and I come from a family who is larger and always cooked to show love. Then came my blocked artery in 1993. They could not sew the leg back together, so they had to "granulate the tissue and do a skin graft". I was not eating enough calories and slowing the healing process, so they sent in a nutritionist to up my calories and I began to heal. They had me on 3500 calories a day and after 12 weeks, I gained 80 pounds. Left the hospital, not being able to get around on my own, 6 months of PT and a walking limit of 200 feet. Needless to say the weight kept beginning to grow.
In 1994 I went back in with another blockage in my artery and we were back in surgery and again the same thing only I did not gain as much weight, but still could barely walk and so many limits.
I did not feel sorry for myself, but I did take too much enjoyment out of eating because there was not much for me to do....sitting around watching TV and unable to walk around even in my house.
I began living by some very bad eating habits and along with buying a business and all of the added stress I began to pack on even more pounds.
I have the tools and the knowledge to do what I need to do, I just need to willpower to stick with it.