In 2001 I was hospitalized with a brain anyurism, I had a stroke and was diognosed with Hoshimotoensepholopathy. I spent 30 days in hospital and was in rehab for about 6 months before I was able to go home. I was always heavy but now with the medical conditions and medications I gained even more weight. I was told I would never work again and was put on disablity.
My top weight was 299 lbs. That was my wakeup call. I could barely move without my skin hurting because it was stretched so far. I had trouble walking and needed help with daily tasks. I could blame the medical conditions but reality told me that blaming the medical issues and medications would not save me. By the grace of God I have survived my ordeal in 2001 and If I want to live, I have to do something about it. Over the years I have gone on diet and loss some weith and gained some after stopping. I started working PT in 2006. With the help of Vocational Rehabilitation I am now a full Time Employee and am no longer on Disablity. I am slowly loosing and will not stop until I reach my goal. I am a return Weight Watchers member and have learned over the years that the only one that can do this is ME. I am glad to be back and look forward to the journey becomming healthy and active as I age. I also look forward to meeting people and making friends that have the same goals. It is much easier for me to stay on plan when those around me are making me acccountable. I know I can not rely on others for my success. I ultimately comes down to me. its just more fun when you have friends to share with.
I live in Lincoln, NE and go to the Thursday5:15 Weight Watchers meeting @ St. Lukes Church.