What If I Stumble?
Friday, August 02, 2013
Sorry for the MIA but life has once again interfered with my computer time as it tends to do more and more lately.
July was a struggle.
I found out that my dream of having another baby would put me at too much of a health risk and sometime in the near future I will be having a hysterectomy. This hurts more than anyone knows but I am grieving it and will move past this stronger than ever. It has also made me so thankful for the two beautiful boys I have. I am choosing to be thankful and not dwell on what I can't have.
July was also awesome!!
I have developed a habit of training every day after work! I love how it makes me feel and though I haven't seen a weight change I do feel myself getting stronger and it feels wonderful! I still don't have a lot of energy but I think that's due to medications my doctor has me on. Blah.... I hope to get off those puppies by the end of the year so I can get my energy back!
My issue right now as I prepare for my upcoming surgery, besides the emotional toll its going to take on me, is am I going to stumble? I know I won't be able to work out for at least a few weeks if not longer and I am doing so great right now I am scared I am going to lose my momentum.
Has anyone recovered from a surgery and had the same issue? What did you do? I am definitely going to focus more on my food during that time and try to establish healthier eating habits but what about losing muscle?
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I've been MIA camping in Maine without any internet service - I'm so sorry for the late comment.
I can't imagine the pain you felt - what you went through. I'm so sorry, but am also so thankful that you have children already before hearing this news and grateful that the surgery will help you with some of your medical problems. I'm not a mother so i can't imagine what this feels like.
My mother had a hysterectomy when I was in high school and she gained some weight, but not too much. She watched what she ate and knew some foods she wanted before she went in for surgery and it helped. I think she gained about 5LBS. But I don't know how much of that was side effects from the surgery that went away (swelling, water retension, etc).
Good luck with your surgery! I can't wait for you to come back after!
1531 days ago
Maybe don't look at it as stumbling. I'm sure you don't walk around your home asking yourself "what if I step on a Lego?". It would certainly be quite painful, but we move on and start walking around the house again. The worrying of failure can be worse than anything else for your health.
You're on a journey to getting healthier. Every day we're making choices of what to eat, what to do, and how to spend our waking hours. This surgery is a necessity for your health. Talk to your doctors (yes, plural) about what you can do while you're recovering and how you can slowly incorporate exercise into your daily recovery routine. Take time to heal physically, but more importantly, mentally. After all my health issues, that was the hardest lesson for me...recovering mentally.
1539 days ago
I have yet to meet someone who hasn't stumbled, especially at a time that is harder to take care of themselves. Knowing this is coming up and not knowing how hard recovery will be, you can prepare yourself with some frozen foods. Make some meals ahead of time that you can freeze easily and reheat instead of having to do a lot of prep work. You'll be prepared to get through this time if you plan ahead.
When you stumble, it's how you react to it. If you stumble, do you keep on going until you fall flat on your face, or do you catch yourself and keep on going with healthy habits the next meal? Every day is a new day to start over.
I'm sorry you're going through something so hard.
1540 days ago
I think that's what I'm going to do too. Maybe this time will help me get more disciplined with my eating which I definitely need to do. Thank you SO much for your support!!
1540 days ago
I have not had to recover from surgery while on my weight loss journey, I have stumbled. I stopped working out for an entire month. I just had no motivation at all. I kept tracking and drinking my water. Then on day I just got up and started working out again. So I think as long as you don't quit and when you are cleared to workout again start slowly you will be fine and we will be here for you.
1540 days ago
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