Yep it is time for me to look at my daily battle with my sidekick ‘Lenny’ (the name I have given my COPD/Asthma) and get serious about what’s ahead, look at what is now behind and stay serious about part of my therapy in which I put into words how my battle may be going and then sharing it openly as part of what I call my responsibility.
That responsibility in my battle is to talk about my travels with ‘Lenny’ and share with others with the hope that maybe, just maybe, I will reach even one other person whom may read what I share and realize they are not alone.
Today I once again share where I am at and maybe how I may or may not be dealing with life and my own COPD/Asthma Travels.
First of all I will share that after nearly 16 days of fighting whatever got into my lungs, for the first time in that time period I feel like normal today – or at least as normal as I can get with my health issues. Now on to ‘Lenny’ and Me 4 Today.
You will hear and see people discusses how some folks with COPD/Asthma may have problems keeping weight on while others will have the opposite and always seem to be fighting to get the weight down – which are you?
Since my massive heart attack 3 ½ years ago and then my diagnoses of late Stage III COPD three months later I continue to have a struggle with getting the weight off.
At first I was concerned about changing my eating habits, you know like adding a lot more vegetables and fruits to a diet that didn’t have anywhere near enough – but that actually proved to be an easy part (I even cut out all soda). My problem is I just can’t seem to get that excess stuff off around my belly area.
Oh yes I have tried a few different diets and even have made my physician happy by simply putting in extra effort in watching my portion sizes – and yet it still wasn’t enough as I would lose 10 pounds and then turn around and in two days seemingly put it back on.
So the other day I ran across what is called the ‘3-Day Military Diet’ and looked it over and said I can do that, although I am finding the amount of water to drink is even close to being beyond my threshold of comfort.
As I work the routine I am surprised to find myself more satisfied than I thought I might be and I also realize that maybe throughout the whole week if I did a much better job at portioning (and I’m talking about measuring out everything I eat) that maybe this ‘3-Day Military Diet’ is just an example of proper portioning even though some may say extreme.
Now as I work this diet while also trying to keep myself on the routine of 15-30 minutes a day minimum on the stationary bike and 10-15 minutes of a mixture of planking, shadow boxing and Tai Chi that maybe this diet could almost be used in variance all week long – with some minor adjustments, like no crackers for four days of the week. We are now in the official ‘let’s see what happens mode’.
So if any of you souls that actually read my ramblings have any ideas or suggestions when it comes to getting weight off – I am all ears and eyes.
And that my friends sums up where ‘Lenny’ and I are at for today.
*** CONTINUE PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS FOR KAYCIE CHAPMAN ***
NOTE TO REMEMBER: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.
As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
Remember – a person without breathing is a person without life itself.
I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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