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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I was hospitalized two weeks ago tomorrow....and was discharged yesterday. In the hospital we had a menu from which to select our meal for that day. So I had some control but once I told them I am a vegan, they began to send me a veggie burger for every meal. I was able to be very specific and ordered things that I knew they would have but didn't list on the menu....such as raisins. or packets of peanut butter to mix with my hot cereal in the morning. I ate as many veggies and fruit as I could get them to send me. I did make some concessions such as eating a cheese veggie quesodilla I drank gallons of water and I walked constantly through the halls....and despite the fact that I didn't really stick to the program and despite the 8 Oreos I ate daily for snack.... I ended up losing 6 pounds....even on the doctor's scale on the unit.

Now that I'm back home I am fearful that my weight loss wll stop but I know if I do what I should do, the weight loss will remain. I need to keep moving ...to go outside and WALK...to go up and down the stairs. To watch a DVD while biking....I have such a hard time getting myself to be active. I know I will feel better if I walk, bke or do exercises....but it's getting myself into the groove that is so hard.

I've read that drinking water does not help you to purge calories from your body....but I drank massive quantities and lost a good amount of weight despite not eating very well so I'm going to try to maintain the water usage.I will have to use my carbon filtered water bottles other wise it would cost a fortune to keep up that amount of hydration.

Tonight is my first attempt at cooking since I went into the hospital. I'll be honest, I'm nervous about it. I don't know why cooking makes me anxious especially since I'm cooking a recipe that I've used numerous times....nothing un known ...nothing to fear. No surprises. So chill.

Anyway. I'm here, back at home....getting into the game once again.
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  • _LINDA
    Keeping moving is all you can do, and drinking lots of water is just plain good for you if nothing else. You didn't mention how the surgery went, what physio you will need on it (usually always have to have some for that surgery) Has it taken the pain away? Are you still on antibiotics to make sure you don't get an infection? I hope they are taking good care of you.
    Take care and be careful out there!
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    2628 days ago
    Hey SEXY MAMA! I am so glad you are home, unpacked and getting settled back in. I am so sorry that I didn't know you were in the hospital until last week. I was MIA in my SILENT world. It's so nice to be alone sometimes and this is my last week, so I don't think I have even answered the phone for more than 4 people. It's been text and e-mail communication only. But I did have a long talk with my dogs about some uber-deep issues we are all experiencing. LOL

    I have enjoyed the silence and was so wishing your silence in the hospital was calm, but there never is any silence in the Gimp House, is there?

    Don't stress about dinner. You know your family has tried to eat some CRAZY stuff you have been pushing on them, so do your cooked-a-hundred-times-before dinner and it will all come out okay. You know it will.

    {{{Hugs}}} (they have fat rolls, see?) and so glad to hear you are on the mend again. Don't forget to go outside and take that walk around the yard. emoticon You know if you start, you will keep moving. I have to bribe myself every day to get moving, so I understand. And every time I want to quit, I guilt myself into doing the work because I already tracked the exercise. It does help, I swear!
    2629 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10895053
    I'm so thankful that you're back home to say the least! Maybe you could keep cooking what the healthy food at the hospital cooked for you. Just think of what you ate there and then try to incorporate it at home. Like the veggie burger, etc? That maybe will help with your anxiety. Lots of freggies too and of course, tons of water. Water is the easy part, isn't it?! As far as moving, one of the best is the bike. Ya, we love it, but to tell you the truth, when I'm into projects like painting, that's when I get moving so much! Are you able to paint walls and cupboards, etc? I know that some things are hard for you so I understand if you can't. Take care and have an awesome rest of the week.

    2629 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14092398
    Happy to hear you are home! I always found humor in being in a hospital full of medical professionals and the food they serve is horrid for you, and my favorite when I nurse or tech (occasionally a Dr) walking in REAKING of tobacco! When I went in a while ago, I refused to eat unless I know the nutritional information or the ingredients. Shockingly it took little arguement. Now that you are home, don't overdo anything, but yes keep the water nearby, and just keep moving. My husband laughs as I do deep knee bends while I am cooking dinner.

    Keep going, you are doing great!
    2629 days ago
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