Hello All -
I have been a member of this forum for a while and was following WW and doing great. I had lost almost 25lbs and was feeling wonderful. Then life starting crumbling around me. Between 2008 and now I have had three eye surgeries to save my eyesight, my mother passed away unexpectedly, and just when I thought things were looking up (I went back to work & found a job I loved and my eyes were doing much better), I had a stroke this past March
Needless to say, I gained all the weight back I had lost PLUS some. Because of the stroke, exercise is difficult and my life has become very sedentary.
Today when I woke up I braved the scale and was shocked to find I was at my all time high of 189! Between the stroke and the weight gain, I feel like I am 90 years old (I am 47) and need to work on myself.........NOW!
I have decided to go back to counting points and watching my portions (a big problem for me). I also have been using a Vitamix my husband bought and have been making green smoothies every day.
Since I am now using a cane with a leg brace to get around, my plan is to at least "walk" the house at least 30 times a day (up and back) to get moving again.
One good thing though is that I remember how wonderful I felt when I had lost that weight before. So I can use that memory as a goal.
Since I can't drive, going to WW meetings is out. And anyone who has had a major medical problem..... well, I don't have to tell you that paying for WW online isn't going to happen right now. Gotta pay the medical bills first.
I look forward to watching my new ticker slide back down. I know it will be tough, but I also know I can do it!