105 pounds lost so far...
Monday, January 27, 2020
Back in July, I fell into a coma. All of my organs shut down, mainly from alcohol intoxication. I was put on a ventilator, a feeding tube, and catheters. I came out of it in 3 weeks and spent another 3 weeks in the ICU. Then I was put onto the regular ward. By the time I left the hospital, I had lost over 60 pounds.
After I was taken off the feeding tube, my appetite never returned to what it was before the coma. I've been in a nursing home since September and I have lost 45 pounds here. I eat between 1000 and 1400 calories a day. I don't eat bread, rice, noodles, sweets, or chips. I don't drink alcohol, juice or soda. I walk the hallways 3 times a day and I ride the recumbent bike 5 times a week. I don't see anything changing in the near future.
I don't see my body any differently than I did at 360 pounds. But I can move a lot more easily, I can cross my legs, I can take care of my hygiene a lot easier, and I can climb stairs. Mainly, though, I don't stand out as a very fat person. I'm still bigger than a lot of women, but I'm no longer the heaviest person in the room.
If you'd like me to cheer you on, post a reply to this blog. I will friend you, read your blogs, comment on your page, and send you goodies. In turn, I hope you will consider cheering me on. Together we can do what we could not do alone.