Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I've never made resolutions for New Year. I've always thought the whole thing was a bit cliche. After the month I've had, I changed my mind. I'm spending New Years Eve in the hospital and I will be here for a for more days. This is the second time this month I've been hospitalized.
I haven't been on a scale in over a year. Earlier this month I was weighed and found out that I've gained back all the weight I've lost over the past 6+ years. A consequence of my last hospitalization when I went home I had severe problems with water retention. My legs and ankles were swollen to 3 times their normal size. I got the fluid retention under control and found out when I was admitted last night that I lost 35 lbs in fluid in 10 days!!
Neither stay in the hospital has been very pleasant. Not that it normally is a blast but things have been more challenging than normal. Along with regaining the weight, I've also that physically moving around has been harder and more painful. I make excuse after excuse as to why I can't do the things I know I need to do. Well, that ends as soon as I get home or as soon as dr says I can start moving again!
Six plus years ago, I started on my first "journey" to losing weight. In 2 1/2 years, I lost nearly 200 lbs. I know that I can do it again no matter how hard it is. I won't be expecting to lose the weight as quickly as I did the first time but I won't give up!!