Wednesday, May 05, 2021
It has been about 7 years since I wrote in my Spark Blog. I had decided to be comfortable in my own skin and not worry about the extra pounds. It was all good until last month when I broke my ankle and had to have surgery. I am convinced that if I hadn't weighed 240 pounds at the age of 60 I would not have hurt myself. When I went into the hospital for surgery I had no idea how much I weighed. The nurse had to weigh me for surgery and I almost choked on my tongue when she said 240 pounds. Before and after the surgery, while I laid in the hospital bed, I had time to reflect on reality. A 60-year-old overweight, out-of-condition woman wanting to ride motorcycles and hike like a teenager, how stupid was that? I now am determined to get my old butt in better shape so I can live the life I want to live. I am hoping to lose at least 60 pounds and even more if I can. Many of my relatives have died in their early 60's and the one thing they all had in common was weighing between 200 to 250 pounds for the majority of their lives. I have weighed that much for the last 20 years and I am not ready to leave this Earth yet. While I am still here I want to be able to enjoy my life. So far it has been 1 month since my surgery and I have lost 13 pounds.......Yeah Me!