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My Journey #28 - My BMI

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Well, it's officially Sunday morning since it is a little past midnight, but this is my update for the week. Again, I have struggled this week and got up as high as 256 earlier in the week which was very distressing to me. What made it so bad was that one day, and one day only last week, I had actually gotten down to 246 pounds which I was thrilled about. So what did I do, I turned around and gained ten pounds. I can't resist ice cream, I'm like an alcoholic, once I start, I can't stop and it sets me off looking for something sweet. Plus I retain fluids and swell terribly so I have to take lasix everyday and did not take it for several mistake.

But the past two days, I've managed to rein myself in and slow things down. Today I was back down to 252 so am hoping for a better week. I told my son to absolutely not bring anymore ice cream into the house. Unfortunately, he's got my sweet tooth and will binge if there is cake or sweet breads in the house so for his own sake, I hope he'll not buy anymore.

Anyway, what I wanted to say is that I thought I'd check my BMI which I have not done in a very long time. When I weighed 347, I had a BMI of 51.2 which is classified as morbidly obese. Today I calculated it with a weight of 252 and had a BMI of 37.2 which is classified at "just" obese. Wow, a big difference so that is something on the bright side that I can look at.

I'm not getting any exercise in right now as I've got an Unna boot on my R leg, which is wrapped from my toes to my knee. Three weeks ago, my car door slammed on my R lower leg and knocked out a chunk so I went to the ER and got seven (7) stitches. Went back last week to get them out and the flesh had gotten infected and the skin flap had gotten necrotic (dead) and turned they put me in an Unna boot. It came off Tuesday but when I went back to doctor on Thursday,they put it back on me. I'm not a happy camper but am praying that it will get better.

I am susceptible to flesh wounds on my legs and arms because of the prednisone I take for the lupus and sjogrens and because of the coumadin I take for the blood clots and stroke that I had. Prednisone makes my skin fragile and coumadin makes me bleed....not a good combination.

Oh well, another bump in the road as I say. I"ll get over it......I just want to be well.

Wishing all my Spark friends a wonderful week with lots of weight lost!

ginger (ROBBGI N)

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    Lots of hugs and prayers for you..Hoping you heel up quickly!!..You will do fine..just keep moving forward and staying positive !! emoticon on the BMI emoticon
    2137 days ago
    emoticon job lowering that BMI. I struggle with ice cream too. I try not to buy it often. Sorry to hear about your leg. Hope it heals soon. I know Coach Nicole has at least one chair workout video, and I have seen a team about chair workouts.
    2137 days ago
    I, also, can identify with the ice cream weakness especially in the summer! And I'm so sorry about your leg, please take care. I think your SparkFriends who suggested upper body work are spot on. And the suggestions about limits on the food brought into YOUR house are good advice, too. I hope you have a better week; I'll be praying for you.
    2138 days ago
    Ginger, I agree with Scotmama. Your house, your rules. You've done your job raising your child. Now you new to focus on your health.

    You sure have had a rough time with your leg! I'm so glad they got the wound under control! Be patient with the boot. I know it's frustrating, but there are definitely some kick butt chair aerobics out there! Hang in there Ginger!
    2139 days ago
    Great job on reducing you BMI. For me getting back on track is a mind issue more than anything else. I find that when I can exercise due to a lower body issue then I get those weights out and do a lot of strength training. Then I feel a bit better about myself and not that I am totally out of the loop. emoticon emoticon
    2139 days ago
    Great job on getting your BMI down. I can't wait to see what it will be in another 6 months!

    And about your son -- he's an adult (right?) so sit him down and explain some of the facts of life to him about YOUR HEALTH. If he HAS to binge on ice cream, tell him to do it out of the house -- and no where around you! This is important that you get the cooperation of your kids on this. You have a lot of things to worry about and having extra willpower shouldn't have to be one of them.
    2139 days ago
    As soon as I realize I've lost weight I immediately think that allows me to eat whatever I want, mostly ice cream too. Great job getting back in the game and I hope your leg feels better soon!
    2139 days ago
    I hope your leg gets better soon :) Have a great week!!
    2139 days ago
    Ginger, Good for you on getting back on track for the new week!! emoticon emoticon Praying the leg heals soon!
    2139 days ago
    Good job on the BMI decrease. Everything healthy works for our good.

    Congratulations for keeping up the good work in spite of your illness.

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    2139 days ago
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    Ginger, please feel better!
    2139 days ago
    Good job on limiting the ice cream & I hope you can forbid the other 'sweeties' from coming into the house. It's so much better to not even have it there as an option. I do want to encourage you to find upper body exercises to do while you wait for your leg to heal - it can be tough, but I know you can do it. You've made so much progress, I have no doubt you will make more. Good Luck & BE STRONG!
    2140 days ago
    i hope things go better for you this week. i know my mother-in-law has weight gains also from fluid retention. she takes lasik two times a day. i also like sweets. what we do lately is go for a small ice cone once a week and do not bring any ice cream in the house. that way i will not be tempted to eat the whole container. lol. good luck to you!
    2140 days ago
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