Back on track today, and thank you.

First a note to say thank you so much for your responses about Chloe. As an update, she has not really changed much. She has paralysis of her back right leg, and her tail. Makes it look a bit weird, as the tail curls up. My biggest concern for her is that she is also blind, so with walking problems we have confined her to one bedroom so that she can’t fall down the stairs or otherwise hurt herself. She still manages to make it to the litter pan (pretty much), and eats and drinks and sleeps in her little kitty bed. Seems happy, although unsure of what is going on when she tries to walk around. Old age in pets is a hard thing. I won’t be posting about her here again unless something drastic happens either way, as this isn’t what this blog is about. I imagine she will just plod along like the little trooper she is 🙂

I am back on track eating wise today. That was the first time in a long time that I stress ate quite that much. I had been able to stop myself in the past from stress eating, but need to figure out why I failed this time. Well, I guess I know why – serious emotional stuff, right? But I must find some lesson in this.

It’s really scary knowing how easy it would be to put 100 pounds back on. Much easier that it has been to take it off, that’s for sure! And probably a lot quicker, too. I have come to think of obesity as a disease for me, that I have to ‘medicate’ with diet and exercise for my whole life. It’s not really curable, but it is manageable.

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6 thoughts on “Back on track today, and thank you.

  1. SuperDave

    Very wise.

    “I have come to think of obesity as a disease for me, that I have to ‘medicate’ with diet and exercise for my whole life. It’s not really curable, but it is manageable.”

  2. carla

    Glad it was a better day & that you're on track.

    Oldpetage is SO hard/tough to watch.

    Just weighing in (pun intended) that I'd not mind updates….in that the peoplecreatures in your life are your SUPPORT TEAM.

    We always wanna hear about your team.

    MizFit

  3. SeaShore

    You're right, there are many aliments that are manageable with a change in diet (& exercise), and obesity is one of them.

    I'm glad your kitty seems happy, and that you are coping a better today. It is serious emotional stuff. I have 3 senior cats, each with their own speacial needs.

    Take care.

  4. TJones

    “”I have come to think of obesity as a disease for me, that I have to ‘medicate’ with diet and exercise for my whole life. It’s not really curable, but it is manageable””

    I love this comment. Oh how true it is.

  5. debbyweighsin

    Your last paragraph, Lori–the whole blog world seems to be thinking/talking about that this week. Or maybe that is just what I am noticing because that is what I am thinking about after being out of town and not making the best choices for 4 days.

    I completely agree with what you said. At least for me that is true. And it is scary to me, absolutely KNOWING how easy it would be to put the weight on. It is sad and scary to me when I see Oprah so heavy, and know what she has gone through and her knowledge base, and that she can regain the weight.

    Glad to hear about Chloe. Keep us posted.

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