Saturday, October 27, 2012

H.B. & Skinny?

This entry was originally written and posted in Life with Lynnie (LwL) on, rather than here on, due to the problems I had posting any entry, here. Now that blogger has this site working properly again, I thought I would copy and repost here, to save you from having to back and forth between sites.

H. B. & Skinny?

Before I begin today’s entry, I’d like to wish my grandson A, a very Happy Birthday! When grandma is able to lift my mixer, I’ll make sure I bake you a special cake!

Recently, a Facebook (FB) and real-life friend J, messaged me after reading Life with Lynnie (LwL).

The entry that spurred on the e-mail was one where I mentioned that I had bought an order of fish and chips. And, had reheated it, for instant replays.

J’s remark to me made me laugh. She commented that I must be getting skinny.

Skinny, I reflected?! Wow! In my dreams, I thought!

Being partially-disabled for many years, it wasn’t easy for me to excercise, even in the pool, until after several years of chiropractic care. Consequently, I had put on more weight than I ever dreamed possible. At least, for me!

I must say, that while I was sick at home for those nine (9) days, before going to the hospital, I had lost weight. In fact, I lost between 15 – 17 lbs. (scale is hard to read!).

While in hospital, I lost another 10 lbs. Bringing this total to between 25 – 27 lbs.

Since being home, I haven’t gained any weight, but I also haven’t lost any, either. Unfortunately.

Due to swelling/distension, and so much pain, especially up near my ribcage, I found it hard to eat much of anything, when I first arrived home. That meant that I wasn’t eating many calories.

I thought I should have lost more weight. Then, I recalled conversations with dietitians and nurses, both at the hospital and a Diabetes in Action, a few years ago.

They warned me to not eat too little. I was told that when we eat too little, our body thinks it will starve, so it goes into famine mode.

Hmmm… I wonder if this is why I haven’t lost any more of the pounds I can spare!

Over the last week or so, some of the swelling/distension has decreased, and thankfully, so has some of my pain. Yes, I still have some of both! But, I have been able to eat a little more than I had been.

Now, I believe I need a miracle from God, to lose weight while I am recovering at home.

After all, I can’t excercise, or do anything that could possibly make my unhealed/infected incision, any worse. Even if I do have to continue wearing the binder 24 hours a day (except when showering) to help keep my innards in place, until healing progresses enough for my body to do this on its own.

Jesus did many miracles. And, God told us in John 20:30, “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

Many people think the age of miracles has passed. I don’t believe so. I’ve seen them, in my lifetime. And, is thankful for each one!

Until next time…

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