Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I started my last blog entry with this and it's very fitting today:
“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”
¯ Wayne W. Dyer
I ended up in the hospital less than 2 months ago and found out I have gastroparesis (paralyzed stomach). It brought a few other things along with it. For a few weeks I really was upset and beating up on myself for all I haven't done AND letting myself get up to 360 pounds (and then some). But I've realized that this diagnosis is a blessing and a chance to correct course. Happy to have a change in perspective. Struggling with what to eat that will digest appropriately (and not make me ill) and what is healthy for me but this is a process like everything else and I will have good and bad days. I need to stick with it or I'll get sicker.