I have since January lost 100 pounds. It was a great accomplishment for me for many reasons. As you know already probably I have chronic Lyme disease. It is a disease I do not wish on anyone. Last December I ended up falling in our garage and went into a coma for several hours. I was put in ICU as I had also fractured a vertebrae in my neck. Tom tells the story that the doctor was ready to have the talk with him…when Tom started singing to me and I woke up. True story. My Tom who has been with me through thick and thin through everything I have gone through. When I was awake and the doctor came in she told me I was also borderline diabetes and I had to do something about it. It was an awakening for me. I decided there and than that I was going to do something about my weight. You see I do not look at weight as a number but rather what I feel comfortable in carrying. So I thought to myself I need to lose 100 pounds to reach my goal weight. After I had recovered from my hospital stay I started to exercise. I have tried so many diets over the years and nothing worked. So I decided to just make healthy choices. You see sugar is the enemy with Lyme disease. The Lyme wants to invade my sugar in my body instead of converting it to energy for me. Sweets are my downfall. That is funny eh for a women who bakes all these yummy treats…good thing I have my man Tom who is more than willing to be my taste tester..lol. When I eat too many sweets I just feel sick. Really sick, nauseated, more lethargic than usual and just want to stay in bed. I knew I had to do something if I wanted some semblance of a life. I have never given up hope in my darkest moments with my struggles with Lyme disease I would get through and be here to tell you this story today. I also was so busy always trying to accomplish the next thing and was running numerous businesses and when I got sick in bed I could do nothing. I realized I had to be grateful for the day and enjoy what that day brought to me. I ended up in the US for treatment for a period of time and than Germany for 6 weeks.
Than I gained weight. I know I am an emotional eater. I know I had a problem with not knowing my limits on consuming too many bad things for my body. This is what I had to overcome. I feel I have. It is a daily struggle at times I am going to be honest especially when I love to bake. Losing the weight was one thing but realizing why I was eating was another.
Weight is just a number. Whatever you feel healthy at is ok. I though live with a chronic condition that I have to manage my weight in order to be able to do the things I want to do on a daily basis. Diabetes runs in my family. My son has been a type 1 diabetic since he was 8 years old. He has to take insulin to control his blood sugars daily. My mother has type 2 diabetes. So I knew if I continued on the path I was taking I would be there too.
So yes I am happy I have lost the weight. Shopping for some new clothes has been fun. But remember your weight is a number that has to be realistic and never concentrate on the number but where you feel you are most comfortable with.
In the new year if anyone is interested I can share some of my tips on how I lost the weight. With The holidays upon us there is no need to over burden ourselves with weight talk right now..lol ..
Now begins my journey to manage my weight. I exercise everyday. I move everyday. I am filled with gratitude for each and everyday I am here to watch the sun rise and set.
Stay safe and thank you for always supporting our farm!