Friday, March 29, 2013
A lot has transpired since I first started this program well over a year ago. I moved into an apartment by myself, on this journey to find myself! This is a good thing for me. I love living alone and having my own space. I had gone from being in my parents home to being a mother aner and wife. I got divorced and proceeded to raise my children alone, oh, I remarried twice. Both times failure. The only thing I never failed at was taking care of my children. All of my life Iife since my late teen years I had been a little on the chunky size. And as the years progressed so did my weight. I was weighing 358 pounds at one point. I have been on a weight loss yo-yo for well over 34 years. In the past year I have lost my best woman friend, Janice, she died and I never got to say good-bye, we had been friends for 52 years. Closer than friends more like sisters. Then a few months later, my dearest and best male friend Neal, died, from Cancer. He and I had known each other for almost 40 years. Since High School! Last August I had to have major surgery, I had a Lower Abdominal Hernia that was over 18 centimeters and part of my colon (bowels) had become incarcerated and it had to be repaired. My recovery from that was so slow, I ended up on a wound vac and got infection and Kidney stones all within 6 weeks of the surgery, and was hospitalized 4 times. It is not something I want to go through again. However, I am facing the same thing only with a 2 smaller hernias that have come up and a lump in my left breast. So here we go again. I am having testing done and will know more in the next 3 weeks. It is way past time for me to take all of this serious. I am back and ready to go!