@ 233.2 kg   Lymphoedema   @ 207.7 kg

Every day challenges of my life, physically, mentally & emotionally.
About my family, pets, weight loss & exercise plus becoming healthier & managing my lymphoedema & other medical problems.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fri 5th Mar

Another quiet wet day here, well, wet then hot then wet then hot sigh, typical day, can't make up it's mind :)

Rested most of the day as I had another bad night but that's ok, I snoozed on and off so that sorta helped me catch up on some sleep.

Feeling better than the last couple days though so that's good.

Didn't make it to gym either as I just didn't want to push it too much too early, so we'll see how I am come next Tuesday.

Donna, the meals come in little bags for each day and either in fridge or freezer, the dinners are prepared meals but this time round I'm enjoying home made meals with the kids but Lite n Easy's dinners are really nice and good portioned sizes too

MargieAnne, I did have a lot of allergies growing up to do with eczema and asthma eg: i was allergic to all dairy, eggs to name a few but mostly have outgrown them thank goodness as I love my eggs now LOL but can't stomach milk by itself as I never had it growing up so I can have skim milk in coffee etc but not by itself or in cereal etc.  Plus I am still deathly allergic to penicillin which is a total bummer as penicillin is the BEST antibiotic to use for lymphoedema.

In regards to getting nutrition etc from foods, my doctor is all over that and I am tested for everything and so far so good, including calcium levels / bone density etc which is terrific considering my minimal amount of milk I have lol but I am still critically deficient in Vit D and I have hypothyroidism as well as my usual conditions (asthma, deaf, short sighted, lymphoedema, Lipodermatosclerosis and Elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis) phew)

But, I'm alive, I'm fighting and I'm actually feeling good about things :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Catch Up before regular resuming of posts LOL

Been a while since I've been on here (sad face) I just didn't feel up to doing much over the past few months, this year hasn't been the best so far health wise and that was frustrating and disappointing but hey them's the break unfortunately.

Anyway, let me see, where were we?

Ohh week before last I bought the Lite n Easy breakfast, lunch & dinners packages and found it a great help but was way out of my budget to do more than maybe twice a month but when I went and double checked the amount, found that if I got the 7 day breakfast & lunches instead, I could afford that each week and for dinners, the kids and I will just have normal portioned controlled healthy options ourselves which is a win win situation :)

So last week was just normal foods and this week I have started on the 7 day breakfast / lunches plan so we'll see how that goes :)

Weight wise

Date:              Kilos          Pounds         Losses

5-Mar 211.7 465.7
12-Mar 211.3 464.9 -0.4
19-Mar 207.0 455.4 -4.3
27-Mar 206.0 453.2 -1.0
3-Apr 205.6 452.3 -0.4

Total losses for 2013
-6.1 kg / -13.4 lb

Total losses overall (from heaviest 233.2 kg)
-38.4 kg / -84.5 lb

So, all in all, it's slowly coming off.

Health / Legs / Lymphoedema

That's another story, it's been tough, every few weeks I'm having another cellulitis attack which is increasingly harder and harder to deal with both physically and mentally, very draining and emotionally I'm a wreck!

I have got an appointment finally with the Lymphoedema Clinic at Westmead on 22nd April so that's a good thing and we'll see if they're able to help more now than they could in the past.

Wheelchair well, that's a bust in regards to getting it fixed, it's been since Oct 2012 and I'm STILL waiting for them to get the right parts ie wheels, arms, new seat etc, it's been 3 times stuff arrived and 3 times it's wrong sigh, so now they're talking end April / May ???? I mean thank goodness I can still use the chair (just) but the tyres are so smooth now, so bald it's slippery on wet surfaces and a little dangerous and harder to push, so not happy :(

Gym / Curves has also been a non event too as each week I am either sick in bed, or in bed recovering, never seems to end at moment, so I'm not stressing about it, just doing a little exercise here at home in bed, or in chair ie Just Dance 4 etc and that will have to do for now.

Study - what study?  Enough said.

Kids are fine :) Toni's back at Tafe and Michael is just here LOL - nah they've both been a terrific help and it's great having their support in all aspects.

In fact, they've been weighing in each week (along with our pets too LOL) it's become a real family event each week and actually that's the best part cause we're all looking out for each other in regards to eating healthily and making better choices :)

Ok, exhausted now, time to close computer and head back to bed, so hopefully now I've done this huge catch up, I can update more regularly hehe hmmm wonder if anyone is actually around now to read since I've been absent for a while LOL :) sigh oh well, till next time.