Trying to get it together
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Just over 3 months ago, I had emergency gallbladder surgery. At that time, I went 48 hours without eating, and when I was able to finally eat, I couldn't eat much. In the 2 months that followed, My quantities stayed low, I had no interest in fried foods, and I lost 26 pounds. In the last month or so, I've had days when I ate the fatty foods and immediately felt miserable. Unfortunately, this didn't stop me from doing it again. And again. The quantities have also increased. And while the scale is still creeping in the right direction by about a pound a week, I know I need to get it together and stop torturing my body by feeding it crap. So this week I've recommitted to tracking what I eat, good or bad.
I know this is a life-long battle, and it is one I am ready to win. I had a very rough experience with my surgery; what should have been a one-day stay in the hospital ended up being a week. It was not fun, and not something I would care to repeat. I need to remember that, and work on taking care of myself so that more health issues don't arise. It was minor, but it was a major wake-up call that I need to start heeding once again. I want to say "I got this," but I know it isn't that simple. I'm 53 years old, and I've had a weight problem since I was 4. It's going to be a challenge and a process for the rest of my life. And if I can get it together, I can help make it a longer life.