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.