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almost one year on I'm back...been pretty ill, still am but I'm getting there!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Well, it's been a while since I was on line to Spark. It's been a difficult time one way or another and I did put most of my weight back on. No excuses, I just ate.
I started back abour six weeks ago. I still wasn't logging on but I was losing. I now weight10 pounds heavier than last time I logged in but I'm getting there and I decided to rejoin the boards this week. I am quite proud of myself really and it's nice now people are commenting though some of them think it's with my being ill and it's not. It is to do with it but the illness isn't making me lose weight, I'm doing that myself.

I have been in and out of hospital over the last few weeks, firstly with my ears as I went deaf in February. I've had a couple of procedures and I can now hear again, it's not 100% but it is definitely better. They have also found a small lump, which is benign but need removing, on my right eardrum but they are leaving it for now until the rest of the ops. are sorted out.

Secondly, two ops to remove uterine polyps, and one op. to remove a grapefruit sized mass which measured 9cm on the Thursday and on removal on the Monday measured 14 & 1/2/cm and weighed nine pounds.
I've been bleeding heavily and in a lot of pain and this is what was causing it. It was inside my right fallopian tube, sort of like an ectopic pregnancy. Very painful.
The lump, together with a D&C result both came back as cancerous so on Tuesday I go in for a hysterectomy and oophorectory (removal of my ovaries). They say they've caught it early and hopefully no radiotherapy will be required afterwards.
I have been on tablets for about a month now which make me feel sick or else make me sick and I can now stop taking them. I had to take them every six hours and I was jsut beginning to feel better when it was time for the next one so I am looking forward to stopping.

I needed to be slimmer for this op., though no one ever mentioned it, so decided I would be and I am so pleased with the results. At my pre-op. checks last week the doctor told the nurse the IBM was wrong but it wasn't. They were so surprised and pleased with me.
I will weigh in again on Monday and hope to be down a bit more.
I want to keep on losing after the op. and feel really positve about everything now.


Doing OK

Friday, March 02, 2007

Well, since my last blog I've lost 3 pounds then put it back again but this week I lost 2 and I'm keeping it off.
I feel much more positive after a big work related upheaval in my life and didn't realise how much it had affected me until I suddenly realised how much happier I am now.
My knee is pretty bad at the moment but I've been to hospital again and it's made things easier though I can't do a lot of exercise yet. I am still walking, albeit slowly, so I am exercising it a bit. I still do my upper body workout and some lower, I just miss out the ones I can't manage.
The weather is getting nicer, it's lighter earlier on a morning and as I've now retired I'll have more time to be myself.
I will keep up the momentum, I can feel it...



Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I need motivation.
I can't seem to keep up the momentum of losing. I start the day fine but by dinnertime my get up and go seems to have got up and gone.
I'm faffing about losing two pounds one week and putting it back the next. I suppose I'm not actually gaining, which is good but I need to be losing week after week.
I've tried the boards and the motivational articles, all well and good until I come to put it in practise and I can't exercise much as my knee is pretty bad at the moment. I'm still walking daily, but I'm slow, and the weather is dull and overcast. Miserable really.
Gawd, I sound so depressed and I'm not. I feel fine. look fine etc. I just don't have the will power to stay on track. I'm not in the mood either.
I've just worked out I still need to lose 141 pounds, which sounds awful but, and it's a BIG but, I have lost 67 which is more than a third.
Today is a new day, maybe it'll be the one to break the mould.
I've also decided to take early retirement, I finish at the end of the month.


Trying hard

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Well, the motivation didn't last long and I couldn't keep up the momentum.
I got weighed again this morning, which I try not to do, instead of waiting until next Monday and I've put on six pounds. I've amended my ticker and possibly by Monday it might come down as I know you can weigh different each day but I don't think the chocolates and biscuits will be wrong. At least I've got it out of my system and tomorrow I'm back at work which will help enormously. I've had a bad knee for a while too which doesn't help as I can't do much exercise, though I did go for a four mile hike with my husband but I don't think it will be enough to counteract the pigout. My knee is a lot better now and at least I've started well today and feel as if I can keep it up.


Happy New Year?

Monday, January 01, 2007

Well alright, we'll forget the question mark and say it will be a Happy New Year.
I'm back up this morning, a gain of 6 pounds which I'm quite surprised about when I consider just what I have eaten. Anyway I'm back on track now and raring to go.
I've been on the boards for motivation and can't wait.


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