Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Seem to Be on a Roll

Everything seems to be coming together now and I'm consistently losing weight. Even if I fall off the wagon for a meal or day, I tend to get right back on again before any damage is done. This is good because I'm tired of the skin infections. Yes, once again I was in the hospital for IV antibiotics with a skin infection.

The worst part this time is that I wasn't able to do my pool exercise until I was done with the oral antibiotics. I didn't realize how much going to the pool has improved my mood until I started having panic and anxiety attacks again. Whether it's the socialization or the physical activity or a combination of both, I don't know, but it acts as mood stabilizer. I went back for the first time yesterday and I already feel the difference. I feel more clear-headed and a smile comes easier to my face.


I'd like to post more but to be honest, I don't know what to post about. My life is pretty quiet other than my weight loss efforts. I don't want to be constantly whining about things I can't do. It's not how I live my life. I watch my food, go to the pool, take my pills, do crafting, read, take online classes and enjoy time with my husband of 21+ years and my dog. My diet would be boring to most people. It's whatever I can get my husband to make and we tend to have similar things over a month's period. I'm thinking about adding more about books & reading. What might you be interested in reading about?


  1. Hi Morph,

    I really enjoy reading your blog in its current form. I was reminded that I should check back here after watching two back-to-back episodes of The Biggest Loser in an attempt to catch up, so that gives a sort of idea of what I like: basically, just following along on people's weight loss journeys. Maybe you could talk more about what progress you've made beyond the overall number? E.g., previously you could only stand up and dust for one minute, and now you can do it for two? (I don't know whether this is actually the case, but you get the idea--just little but noticeable differences that are taking place in your life.)

    I also like hearing about specific goals, like being able to take your dog for a walk, and the progress you're making toward them. I wouldn't mind hearing minute details about these things that you might not think are interesting (or maybe that you've covered before, but not recently): What's the distance of a typical dog walk? How far can you walk now, if at all? (I think I remember reading something once about going to the end of the driveway to get mail?) What weight do you think you'll need to be at before you can do this? I have no idea about things like how much weight joints can typically support, how reversible the damage done by excess weight is, how long it takes to build up muscle again after being in a wheelchair and not walking, etc. etc. So I at least would happily read all sorts of details about individual goals. But maybe I'm just crazy. I like goals and lists and things.

    I already follow your reading on LibraryThing, so I wouldn't be particularly interested in seeing you head more in that direction here, but I guess it all depends who your audience is.

    Congratulations on all your progress!


  2. Congrats on the weight loss! You should be very proud of yourself!

    I hope you and your hubby have a nice Christmas!


  3. You must feel so jazzed at having done so well. Congrats.

    I would like to read more about your hobbies.


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