Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Name Change? Maybe...

I'm thinking I should change the name of my blog to "HOW NOT TO LOSE WEIGHT". I seem to be an expert on how to gain weight. I'm surely no expert on losing it.

Portion size?? Whats that?
Who needs exercise?
Accountability. Never heard of it.

So the problem is I have reached an all time high in my weight. 260. But along with that added weight have come some health concerns. Higher blood pressure, feet and ankles that are swelling. My face is flushed a lot and warm to the touch. I looked up these sypmtoms on WebMD and they all point toward Congestive Heart Failure. The same disease that took my dad at 74 nearly 3 years ago.

I wish I had the answers. I certainly have a lot of work to do to get my health back on track. First steps are always the hardest.

Step One. Eat right, Eat light.
Step Three. Journal my food and my thoughts and feelings for the day.
Step Four. Don't give up.
It's time.

1 comment:

  1. You know that I adore you, so let's both agree on that and then let me say this..,
    Your weight is a result of mentally NOT committing to being a healthier you. I seriously wish you would consider a weight loss program that includes some therapy. I am a firm believer in the brain being the biggest obstacle to losing unwanted weight. Whatever the 'issue' might be, it is keeping you from your success.
    All the calorie counting, portion controlling and exercise programs will ultimately fail if that 'issue' isn't addressed and you honestly and totally BELIEVE you deserve to succeed.
    Just giving you my two cents. I'm married to someone who has a similar situation. He can take it off, but it comes running back 6 months later. It definitely affects his health, but it continues and he is 73 nearly 74. It's the 'issue'...and I don't know what it is.