Wednesday, November 2, 2011

About My Weight

Hello dear friends, praying that you are all enjoying this day. I realized when I wrote my update yesterday, I did not say anything at all about my weight. As most of you know, before I had my stroke, I was dealing with an eating disorder. When I first went into the ICU in the hospital, I weighed 100 pounds. After being there for 10 days, they moved me to Siskin Rehab Hospital, they weighed me there the first day I got there, I weighed 104. They made sure that while I was there, I ate 3 meals a day, and because I am diabetic, they also made sure that I had a healthy snack at night. It was good that they did this, I needed all the strength I could get for my daily rehab.  Everyday, I would walk the indoor track, and the outdoor track, and go up and down stairs. After being there for 10 days, I got to go home.  They weighed me the day I left, I weighed 116.  This coming Saturday, I have been home for six weeks. I weighed myself this morning, I weigh 112.  The Doctors told me that one of the main reasons for my eating disorder, was due to the fact that the area where I had my stroke, is where your appetite controller is, plus all of the throwing up I had been doing. Since I have been back home, I can tell a great difference.  I had no appetite before my stroke, but now, I get hungry, and I eat. I do not eat alot, and I try my best to eat healthy. I never want to be over weight again, but, I also never want to be sickly thin either. I want to live my life, be as healthy as I can be, and just be me, imperfections, and all. Take care everyone, God and I love you very much.

20 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

God bless you, Denise as you travel this road. Praying for strength for you and total trust in our great God.

rcubes said...

And you will find that balance with His mighty help...I'm glad you're trying your best to keep a healthy weight. May the Lord always protect you as you get back on the road to your complete recovery. God bless and love to you sister.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Praying you stay healthy and eating healthy Denise!! love you! Grams

Cathy said...

I'm so glad you can eat now, dear friend, and that you are eating healthy. Praying for you, love you

Rebecca said...

Well, that's good news, Denise! I'm thrilled to read your posts again. I sure missed you.

Andrea said...

Praising GOD for your improvement and praying you continue on GOD's path for you!

Hugs,
andrea

Saleslady371 said...

This weight gain is a blessing!

Love you,
Mary

Alleluiabelle said...

I love you sister...very very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I'm so happy to hear that you are eating better and that you are doing better. It's been a long weary road but He has been with you every step of the way.

Peace,
Alleluiabelle

Peggy said...

Ohh blessings Denise, I pray that you maintain good, healthy eating now and have the wisdom & strength you need. May God provide the balance you need. It doesn't sound good that you dropped another 4 lbs. but I'll trust you that you are eating well. Since this has to do with the part of the brain that controls your appetite and your brain is still swelling and that is 100% blocked, how does that not continue to cause a problem with your desire to eat and eating disorder? (just asking). You are still underweight for your height but you're right you're not sickly overthin... Praise God! We give Him all control (yesterday's blog, right). You will live a good life, healthy as you can be and just be YOU (whatever imperrfections you are speaking of)... let's keep our focus off of them and onto God's glory! Thanks for this update too and your sweet visits!

Love and continual prayers,
Peggy

Donetta said...

Hello Sis
what a road you have walked. I am glad that your appetite is back. Good lesson in judging eating disorders. One may never know if it might just be a physical block making appetite gone. This one should be for the books. I will pray that the artery dissolves very slowly as to clear without clot. That would be cool.
I am so glad that you are home. Sorry My absence been rather well full every moment here never dull or quiet for more than a few seconds. Life is hard but good.

From the Heart said...

Sounds like God has answered some prayers and for that we thank Him and pray that He will continue to help you with your healthy eating.
You know you are a miracle. God loves you very much and still has a work for you to do. Thanks for the encouragements. Will continue to pray for you.
Blessings, my friend
In God We Trust, AMEN

Amydeanne said...

Praying for you Denise. I know weight is always a fine line for me on what's okay and what isn't. Praying that you'll stay at a healthy weight for you and your body!

Karen said...

So thankful to read that you are able to eat some now...and as far as you "just being me"...please don't change that...we love you just the way you are...

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Good news, Denise. I'm so glad that your appetite is returning. I'm trying to control mine these days.

You are precious to me. I want God's very best for you and your future. You are loved, friend.

peace~elaine

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Oh Denise, thank you for these updates. Isn't it encouraging to find some answers in the midst of this difficult season! Praying for you and your family!

LAURIE said...

Praise God that you are able to eat. Keep up the good work!

Godsgalnj said...

I'm glad you started gaining weight - that's awesome news! Continue to press on! *much love!*

Linda said...

I hope you will continue to improve and that you will be able to eat healthy and maintain a good weight. God Bless You!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Pia said...

great to hear about this progress, denise. God will surely help you on this journey. hang in there, denise. (((HUGS)))

From the Heart said...

Just stopped by to let you know I am praying for your complete healing. I love you and appreciate your encouragements. Pray you are having a good day.