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LANCE992
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This week has been a struggle for me...

Thursday, May 09, 2013

As I think about how far I have come in relation to my weight I realize also that while I should be grateful that the weight has not returned...I am still on a quest for that proverbial golden ring.

The ring I am speaking of is getting back to an eighty pound weight loss and keeping it there.

Recently my good friend MASTERCARE (hello Mary) has had some good and insightful blog posts about her journey with weight watchers.

She is like me in a lot of ways. We have both been on exterme highs on our good days and then just as much on very bad lows on the bad.

But, here lately I am going through some low points. Examples are below...

This past January my mother had surgery for a mass on her leg and was in the hospital for a month

In February we found the mass was malignant and she now has stage zero to one osteo sarcoma

Also in February was when she started chemotherapy

Within two weeks of starting chemotherapy she lost all of her beautiful hair

She has lost a total of 73 pounds while being on chemotherapy

To see her go through this hell has put my weight loss on the back burner as I dealing with all this by eating.

I have regained back of the eighty pounds I have lost...eight point two pounds.

How can I break free of all this?. Any advice is appreciated.

Mom has just three more treatments left of chemotherapy.
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  • MASTERCARE
    I did get your sparkmail.....and yes...I do read all your blogs...just don't always comment on them....mainly because I am not sure how anymore.

    First of all.....yes...this is a hard time for both of you. FOr that...I am sadden and always say a prayer or two .....wishing all would be well.....and soon. It is draining and scary at the same time.

    As far as your weight is concern...this is where I am not sure how to respond.

    I think you still think of yourself as over weight and have that number 80 in your head and heart .....

    Lance......you have said many times that wws says that you are underweight and that you need to gain or you will lose your FREE membership for lifetime until you gain weight back.

    You are not overweight. You are not even though you feel you need to have 80 as that number.

    Lance...you have not attended a meeting in over a year....you need to do that. You don't mark off your healthy guidelines....you need to do that. That is your guide to know how and what you are doing. Writing down your food is not enough...you need to see what you are eating and mark it off accordlingly.

    I always wish you the best....I do. Don't be so hard on yourself. You are putting pressure on where you don't need it. Perhaps it is misplaced stress.
    1238 days ago
  • SHOOPETTE
    emoticon are there support groups in your area for people going through the same thing? maybe the hospital could refer you to one? you shouldn't go through this alone.
    1238 days ago
  • THE_SHAKESHAFT
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