Healthy, Harmful, or Healing???????
Friday, March 01, 2013
Many know that I lost 21 pounds from my surgery and week stay in the hospital in November. For the next 2 months, I had soft foods and or soup. Since beginning back on regular food in January, my weight has slowly but steadily gone up. Mainly 2/10 to 1 pound per week. I am still below my pre-surgery weight. I am not greatly upset because I did expect this to happen. I just don't want it to get any higher. I guess my body is entering another part of the healing process because lately I seem to be hungry more often. I am eating healthy (most of the time anyway), just eating waaaaaaaay too much. For the past 3 weeks, my eating times have been very sporadic. Also, I've eaten out a lot (not fast food) because I've been on the go so much. Eating prepared foods which have a lot of salt in them has caused a lot of swelling. For the next 2 weeks, i will be mainly at home so I will see how my weight does during this time.
Even thought I am gaining, I think that it is a healthy gain because it is slow. No I don't want the weight back but losing it like I did isn't healthy either. For the next 2 weeks, I will be more vigilant and in control of when and where I eat. I will see if that makes a difference.