Wednesday, March 18, 2009
My special needs daughter has been hospitalized since Monday night. She had a 103F fever and became quickly dehydrated. It is Wednesday and we are still here, probably for another day or two, her fever finally broke this morning so things are looking better, Praise God! We are just waiting on her urine culture to come back (sometime tomorrow) so we know if she's got a UTI or if this is just viral.
Anyhow, fortunately I am able to access the internet w/my laptop here in the room, which totally rocks! I've been able to track my nutrition, water, and exercise daily. Yay!
Although I have not been able to get in much in the way of veggies while here, I have been staying within my limits, which I am THRILLED about!!! I can honestly say that this would be the first time EVER since my triplets were born that I've managed to eat this way during a hospital stay!! Typically, I eat whatever I feel like and end up going home a few pounds heavier, bloated, and just generally not feeling well. :(
The time here alone with my daughter has really given me a chance to look back on my old eating habits, the way I handle(ed) stress, etc. I've come to a real eye opener... I would have to say that 99% of the weight that I've put on have all been during the times that one or more of my triplets were hospitalized. At one point my daughter was in the hospital for 6 weeks straight, and I believe I gained a good 10-15 pounds in that period alone!!
So let me tell you how freaking AWESOME it feels to be in CONTROL for a change!!! Not allowing myself to become overwhelmed by the stress/worry of it all and instead turning those feelings into chances to make HEALTHY CHOICES!!!
I've been snacking on apples, peanut butter, lots of ice water, and Slim Fast Optima Bars that I've come to love.
I can't believe how strong I've become in just a week!!! Wow! I know that if it weren't for SP and all of the new friends I've made on here for support, I would have sunken back down into that dark abyss! I had been an active part of SP for exactly 1 week before this hospital trip. I can't thank God enough for directing my paths to this place and to all of you for support.
Thanks & God bless! I'll post again with an update soon....