Dieting with Obstacles - Losing weight & recovering from stroke!

06-21-2012, 04:06 PM
Several years ago I lost almost 30lbs and was almost at my goal weight. Then I had a medical issue come up that left me & my family wondering if I would ever see again. During this time, depression took hold and taste & smell became my overwhelming, constant companion. Gained all the weight back :(

The good news though is that after three eye surgeries, I am able to see again and function.

Then, just as I was getting back on track, on March 16, 2012, out of the blue, I had a stroke!!!

Now I am not only dealing with trying to lose weight AGAIN (with added pounds from inactivity), but also trying to deal with the after effects of having a stroke. I am having to relearn how to walk and am having memory issues.

I tell myself every day: IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE! And I soldier on knowing that giving up is the worse thing I could do.

To help with my therapy (memory and cognitive issues) I have started a blog (thank you 3FC for the free blogs) called: One Step At A Time

I want to use it to chronicle both my journey to lose weight but to also write down how I am handling the frustration, obstacles and yes, triumphs that go along with getting my life back after having a stroke.

Mostly, I hope to give everyone a dose of hope with whatever obstacles you are dealing with in your life!


Mountain Mamma
06-21-2012, 04:30 PM
Marie, best of luck to you on your recovery. Your courage (& blog) is an inspiration to all of us.

How can we help?

06-21-2012, 04:31 PM
Love your blog AND your spirit.

I changed your profile slightly so that folks can go to your 3FC blog by clicking on My 3FC Diet Blog just to the left of your post.

06-21-2012, 07:33 PM
Thank you so much for fixing that. I tried but couldn't figure it out.