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Thursday, April 14, 2011

I WIll Return

Yes I have been a very bad blogger. I have not been blogging lately at all. I have good reason I really do. I was in the hospital. When I got out they had changed my diet around so much I had to struggle with what I could eat and what I had to give up. The give up list was so long and the what I could eat list was so short.

Most of yall know that I am a diabetic. Well after getting pneumonia in January I got congestive heart failure in February. When I got out of the hospital I had lost 18 lbs. all that was fluid. I had to hold up my jeans when I walked out of there. Yes instant weight loss is good but fluid is bad.

With all of this going on I had to go thru tons of test. They even drew 13 tubes of blood at one time. They are still running test and trying to find out why I am retaining so much fluid. I am up again by 20 lbs.

With all of this they have taken  off sugar, salt, caffeine, and fat. I have become a white meat vegetarian. I eat alot of vegetables. I can not have processed foods so that means I can not have any thing in a can and alot of stuff from a grocery store. I have comfort in the fact that I can still have my Allen's frozen vegetables. (Remember I am an Allens Ally after all) 

This has led us into planting an even bigger garden this year. We have given up on the hogs for right now. We had the last two taken to the slaughter house. We ended up with 535 lbs of pork. It is going to feed about 8 families. (Ours included) I have started to cook two meals at dinner. Mine and then hubby's. The funny thing is my kids want mine more than his most nights.

So I figure we will all take this journey together in to the world of no salt, sugar, caffeine or fat. We will find taste and struggle with what we have to give up. I will try to be a better blogger and keep yall better informed.

2 comments:

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Small Footprints said...

I really admire the fact that you are making the changes and doing what you have to do. There are several people I know that have been told they need to change their eating habits ... that it's important for their life (as in a matter of life and death) ... and they won't do it. It's almost as though they don't believe their doctors. For one person, she has been in and out of the hospital, lately, with heart attacks, strokes and ulcers. All because she refuses to change her diet. So, I applaud you ... you and your family will be healthier for it! It may take awhile, but your taste buds will adjust and I believe you'll find ways to make foods taste great without all the "junk".