Thursday, 3 August 2017

I am just a loser!

Here I am 9 days after my op. and I am still useless. Yesterday, I tried to get a few things straight in the smallest bedroom so we can move things in there,  while the cupboards are fitted in the back bedroom and today my arm has ached and ached. I am still not sleeping well and I can't keep to the SW food plan. I came out of hospital and after just four days I weighed 10 pounds more than when I went in!!. Was it the fish and chips and cream cakes, or the 5 course meals?? Nope because I hardly ate anything. On my op day I was out cold for 8 hours and the other days I either had soup or a piece of toast at meal times. But my legs are like tree trucks there are so swollen, why? It was my shoulder and arm that I had done not my legs. And to make things worse I just can't keep to the food plan. I am not eating huge amounts, and I don't drink alcohol or eat pounds of biscuits, just probably more than I need. It's the old adage I have to move more and eat less I know, so why can't I just do it. A few years ago I was in a stressful job and a bottle of wine each evening had become my 'out.' I decided I needed to change my life. Handed in my notice and stopped drinking, I didn't tail it off, just cold turkey stopped. How did I do that and why can't I follow a plan to reduce my weight? Anyone got any answers?

                                Chris x


Poppypatchwork said...

I will keep reading if you get the answer, please share!!

Drora's minimundo said...

The only answer is to first take care of your health. After all you just came back from hospital and have to be fully recovered. Have patience and you'll
see that you'll slowly loose the pounds you gained.

A warm hug,

Julie said...

My waistline is expanding too... I've put it down to being less active these past few months... but i do like a cake.
DH tells me it's contentment!
(Hugs) xx

Winifred said...

It will be mainly fluid retention I think. I know if I sit and knit my ankles are like puddings no matter how little I eat & drink.
I keep meaning to try to walk every day even for just 20 minutes but the rain puts me off! I know if I can swim a couple of times a week that certainly helps lose the fluid. It certainly helped when I did Weightwatchers becasue I could never lose weight before that.

You just have to be in the right frame of mind and that's the hatd thing when you feel down. Just keep trying even the smallest amount of movement helps. Now I need to get my granddaughter's hula hoop out again & try it!

Take care of yourself.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Sorry to read that you are feeling down, Chris. I know it's easy for me to say but you had an operation and you just don't bounce back from that. It will take a while for you to feel more content in yourself. If you can, don't be so hard on yourself. It might take more time than you'd like but you will get into the right frame of mind to feel more content and lose those extra pounds. Take care.