WHen you have digenerative bone disease and 69 years on those bones it is hard to exercise and lose the pounds. Well that is not the truth really. It is an excuse for me. It took a real scare to wake me up. Nov. 2012 found me in the hospital twice, 1 week apart. Seizures on one and pneumonia with coma on the second. I lost the weight, over 20 pounds worth. I am just beginning to eat a normal meal again and I see the scale going up:( I want to learn to maitain my weight which will be about the same as losing for me.
I try to look at it as a way of living each day not dieting, that makes me feel deprived. I would like to say for anyone my age with my problem of pain, be so careful of the pain meds that a pain clinic may prescribe, and be sure to be your own medical advocate. We believe the accumulation of the medications,age, low immun system had something to do with the seziure state my husband found me in. I am now taking only 1 pain med with meds that are necessary instead of 3 different pain meds. Our bodies are so fragile and age does play a great deal on body and mind. I am getting all of my medical issues taken care of the first of this new year and I feel so much better getting some control. I found a site I had here sometime back when I was 183 pounds and now I am 135. I do need to learn how to maintain since I am eating again.I am on the colonoscopy diet this week. Well until tomorrow. Susan I find that I have mrsrlp and mrsrlp2. I am going to start over with a new name Shilo. I am confused with the 2 mrsrlps one from years back and my new one. I will transfer my info to Shilo.