Sunday, September 23, 2012
My name is Edie. I have been quite diligent about my eating habits most of my life. I am a former Weight Watcher. Shortly after my amputations, I found my weight much harder to maintain and exercise was almost nil. Then I found Sparkpeople and what a blessing that has been.
When I started my journey with Sparkpeople, my height (without legs) was 48" and with my first set of legs was 62". I didn't take measurements. Dont know if my hubby, bless his heart, could find my true waist, hips, etc. I do know my weight had increased to 145 pounds. So that, I suppose, would be my beginning stats.
Recently, my prosthetics have become too big; and, just like fat clothes, needs to be replaced. My safety was compromised which caused a fall and a broken hip. Back to the drawing board.
My new legs are smaller and shorter--more like my before-amputation self. Now I am 59 or 60 in. tall. My weight about a month ago was 112 pounds. Every change made to the new prosthetics affects my overall weight. So that will have to do for now.
I don't know if I am trying to lose a few pounds or maintain. I need to set a new goal weight for my new height. Then, when my prosthetics are complete, (soon I hope), I will weigh and figure where I'm at. I am so confused.
My goal for October is to define myself.