Pulling it back together before it all falls apart
July 5, 2012 I said, "THAT'S IT! I start today, I need to lose weight.!" I talked with my doctor, I saw a dietician. I checked in with the two them once a month. I have dilgently tracked my food and beverage consumption. I have paid attention to what works and what doesn't. I actively participated on the boards.
In Sept. hubby was diagnosised with prostate cancer. He had complications following the biopsy procedure. He was in ICU and recieved a blood transfusion. I stayed on plan despite the stress.
In December he underwent prostate removal surgery. The surgery went well and the doctors feel the cancer was contained and it was all removed. He was released from the hospital on Christmas Eve. I should have been greatful, and I was! But I was also miserable! It was the first Christmas Eve in my life that I didn't spend it with my mother and grandmother. I was taking care of hubby. (Not complaining, just stating a fact) It was also the first Christmas Eve that I was not with our Children. They were both spending Christmas Eve with their significant other's families. (Ok, now I might be complaining a little.) Christmas Day started with me waking up next to hubby in a basketball size pool of blood. Trip to the ER, pressure bandages and home we went. December 27th started the same way, same outcome. December 29th the pool of blood was in the recliner, not the bed. This time he was admitted. Another blood transfusion. Home on New Years Day. My son, his girlfriend and their son (OUR GRANDSON) moved 90 miles away (They were less than 1 mile away) They used hubby's pick up and trailer, the roads were icey they ended up on the side of the vehicle in the ditch. Our son had minor injuries, his girlfriend and our grandson were fine. THANKFULLY! However....in the chaos and havoc of holidays, travel and health issues I forgot to mail in the insurance premium...the insurance lapsed on Dec 29th. The company will reinstate us, but won't cover the accident.
OH YES....AND I QUIT SMOKING! Last cigarette was after my Thanksgiving meal!
With all of that going, I have progressively quit measuring portions and tracking what I eat. I did not gain any weight, in fact in the month of December I lost half a pound. HA! Hardly worth mentioning, but it was not a gain.
The purpose of this post is to RE-COMMIT myself to weighing and measuring my portions, tracking all my meals, counting calories, limiting carbs and eating enough protien. I also need to find time to exercise.
I need to get things back under control before they are completely out of control!!
Failing to plan...is planning to fail.