Stepped on the scale yesterday morning and discovered I gained five pounds. Ah, don't worry I didn't have an all out binge festival, my cycle started up - fashionably late.
I've been seriously puffy but am not worried about any serious weight gain as I was very good last week and stuck to my exercises
routine and took account for everything I ate. In fact, I turned down an invitation to eat out this past weekend because I knew that I'd be tempted to order something unhealthy.
My hormones have been making me rather emotional lately - a slight touch of melancholy
but for the most part I've remained rather positive.
Something I forgot to mention in my last WW update was about my mom's progress.
Now we're at the point where we can reflect on how much progress has been made. For a while I was really scared that she would suffer another heart attack. While I had been researching low-sodium foods and healing post-heart attack I came across a statistic that only 1/3 of female heart attack patients make a full recovery. So, during that time I was slowly preparing myself for the worse case scenario
To see my mom now, you never would have thought that anything ever happened. In so many ways the heart attack changed everything because now she's committed toward being healthy - both for the present (to continue her healing process) and for the future (because we do have so much control over health.)
She was told that a friend of hers has a father-in-law who also had a quadruple bypass around the same time as her surgery and he's currently in awful shape. That he's severely
depressed, still incredibly swollen, refusing to eat. I suspect that this man's doesn't have the will to go on.
And then consider that my mom had both thalassemia and diabetes to contend with and she's slightly older than this man.
She offered to speak to this man as she can relate to what he's going through but he's not taken her up on the offer.
Remaining positive has really played such a huge role in her progress. Ugh, things really sucked for a while and then got even worse than we ever could have imagined but then they got better and then even better than imagined.
For now I'm really grateful
that things are going really good - almost impossibly good. And I'll reflect on this when things turn bad. This too shall pass.