I weighed 117 this morning.
Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling well enough to make the trip up-north to visit my kids. I was disappointed (as were they) but hopefully we'll see each other soon. I'm still not feeling great but day-by-day I'm getting better.
I've had to work to keep my weight from falling too far below my goal of 120 lbs. This is definitely a new challenge for me - one I never expected to encounter. Several times I've dipped down to 113 and this is too thin for me. During a bout of illness (like this recent one) I find it difficult to maintain my weight. The doctor (specialist) I saw recently told me it's unhealthy for me to weigh less than 120 so I'm being careful.
I've been having scads of medical tests (last night a sleep-study, next week heart tests) and I hope these give me some direction on how to improve my health. I still don't have a replacement for my family doctor (who left the heath clinic) and next week I'll be meeting with a new nurse practitioner who will be overseeing my care and treatment. I hope we work well together.
I'm discouraged with my lack of progress in dealing with my addiction to cigarettes. I seem to make good progress then I lapse when I feel anxious or stressed. I'm surrounded by smokers and this seems to make relapsing easy to do. Perhaps decreasing my painkillers at the same time as trying to quit/decrease smoking is more than I can manage right now. I don't know.
A protein-rich meal usually gives me a boost so I have fish on the menu for dinner today. I also plan on making a big pot of lentil soup so I can have a quick protein boost throughout the week. I'm determined to do what I can to feel better and good food is the best way I know to influence my health and sense of wellness.
I hope everyone is well. If you're struggling for whatever reason, try to keep moving forward as best you can and be gentle with yourself. You will see good outcomes.
Love to all, ~Theresa
For this forum and the opportunity to share my personal successes and challenges
For my friends and family, their love and support
For my faith
For good health-care, conscientious professionals and support staff
For goals and dreams to strive for
For good, healthy food and the means to eat well
For my spark-friends
I AM GRATEFUL!