Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Doctor's were able to remove some of the clots in her leg.
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.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Eating enough veggies is rarely my problem. Loading up my salad with a multitude of colorful veggies and even fruits sounds and tastes so yummy. Let's have yellow and red peppers, garden lettuce, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers. Let's even toss in a few craisens. Now, let's enter that in our nutrition tracker...OMG! My salad has carbs! Who'd have thought!? OK. Back out the craisens. That will help some. Swiss chard has 11 carbs in a cup? That cannot be!
This nutrition tracking is tricky business. We all need to be "nutritionalists." We also need to learn about our own bodies and what works best for our own weight loss and healthful eating.
Interesting challenge, isn't it?
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Wow! I just love that.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
For the next blog in the 30 series I was to tell about someone I would like to trade places with for a day. Well, the answer to that is no one. I am happy with my life. Everyone has challenges to deal with, so I will just keep my own. I wouldn't mind, however, reliving a day in my earlier life.
Take this day, for instance. Three sisters, young, thin, happy.
Who would have thought that one would die of breast cancer, another would be facing the same possibility, and the other would lose both arms and both legs. God's will, at times, is hard to understand. But I suspect we were not meant to understand--just have faith and leave the rest to our creator.
Or this day, perhaps, when Jerry and I had just married. Life was full of promise. And, since he had taken care of his first wife with brain cancer, I vowed to be his help mate and be active and fun and not be a burden.
Little did I know that an illness would make it necessary for me to have both arms and legs amputated. And then, I too, became incapacitated, requiring constant care. Although I was fitted with prosthetics, there are really no activities that I can do, totally unaided.
Why do things happen as they do? Only the Lord knows the answer to that. But faced with a room full of unknown crosses I will carry my own. God has also given me the support of a wonderful man and friends who will see me through. I also have some remaing Family who will help me carry the load. And I have sparkfriends and sparkpeople who encourage me to be my best.
So I choose to trade places with no one. I'll just be myself!
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