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The Old Ways Don't Work Any More

Those of you that are more than fifty years old probably know what I mean when I say, the old ways don't work any more.

It's not just one or two things. It's a lot of things that don't quite work the same as our younger days. One of those things, for me, is weight.

I never really experienced a weight problem for too long because when I had to lose a few pounds, I just stopped eating. I can't do that now because I get weak. At least I feel week any way.

The last time I tried the no eating trick I talked to my brother on the second day and I casually mentioned that I felt weak. After I explained what was going on, he told me to eat something. Which I did.

Can an old dog learn new tricks? 

Doing Well with My Weight Goals

It's been a few months since I was released from the skilled nursing facility.  And I'm doing okay as far as my weight is concerned.

I haven't lost too much weight, but I haven't gained any either.  As long as I don't look like a skeleton anymore I'm doing well.

A big change is that I'm actually performing meal planning!  I'm 50 years of age and I've never had to do any meal planning or anything like that.  

 We all change!  

Started Working Out in Wheelchair

When I started this Change My Life for Good blog I was skin and bones, so I decided to set a goal to gain weight. Well, I reached that goal. I'm now weighing 170 which is 10 pounds less than I weighed before I lost a lot of weight in the beginning of this year.

I'm excited and happy that I'm able to gain weight. I thought I had the wasting disease or that something was really wrong with me. I did want to loose weight but not as much as I did. I went from 185 to 140 in about 6 months. Then I just kept losing weight because I wasn't eating a lot of food!

It wasn't easy gaining weight. For a couple months I was gaining and losing weight which is why I thought I might be sick. I guess I was able to gain weight because I've been at the San Francisco Nursing Center for the last few months and I don't walk or move around too much.

That changed a few weeks ago when I started working out. I've been confined to a wheelchair since I've been here at SFNC and I decided to run around the facility in the chair to build my arms and it worked.

I'm following the advice I read from Start Working Out I discovered on James Clear's website. I'm taking it easy and slow and it's working well.

My arms are getting bigger and I feel great. I'm going to continue to build my arms then move to my chest and legs early next year.

Finally Got a Discharge Date from Skilled Nursing Facility

I have been a patient at the San Francisco Nursing Center for more than two months. I suffered a lower leg infection on my right leg which required 4 surgeries and almost 3 months of nursing care in order to heal.

In a visit last week my podiatrist said I could go home on November 23rd when she removes the staples they used to hold a skin graft in place. I can't wait to be discharged so I can have lazy Sundays at home again.

I didn't waste my time while being a patient here at the SFNC. I wrote blogs posts on this Change My Life for Good blog and on another blog and I improved my writing. I know I have a lot of work to do to be a better writer, but I'm willing to put in the work.


Patient at San Francisco General Hospital

I'm currently a patient at San Francisco General Hospital. I came in for surgery yesterday, and I'll be here at least five days according to one of the doctors. It's going to be a tough five days.

The doctors performed a skin graft and they lengthened my achilles tendon. It doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would. In fact, I don't feel any pain when I take my pain meds. If I begin to feel a little pain, I can ask for a breakthrough pain med and that usually stops the pain before it gets worse.

The hospital changed it's procedures since a patient went missing last year and it now closes individual units, which helps nurses keep track of who enters and exits each unit. They also changed some of the things patients can and cannot do.

One of the new rules is patients cannot leave the hospital. I'm not sure if we can leave with a visitor, but I know we cannot go off the unit alone. My nurse told me we're not allowed out, but we can walk around inside the unit. Patients who are in a wheelchair can cruise around the unit.

I Hope this Hospital Visit Helps Me Change My Life for the Better

Something I've been to doing to help me change my life is I stopped judging myself harshly and I have to say it makes a big difference! I am nicer to myself and I am more accepting of other people.

It's a great way to live. Practicing self-compassion isn't difficult. You simply treat yourself as you would a friend. You're nicer to yourself and you give yourself advice just as you would if someone came to you for help.


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I Had a Very Busy Week

Hi and welcome to my little slice of paradise.  I've had a very busy week and I'm glad it is Friday.  I plan to relax this weekend by Not doing too much work.

I wrote about 8 articles this week and I published more than 20 abstract images some on and some on

There's a great article here I posted on Wednesday.

Finally on a Steady Rise

Hi... I'm excited because I've been consistently gaining weight over the last three weeks.  It's easy for me now to gain weight.

A big part of the weight gain is because I'm in the San Francisco Nursing Cente healing my wound.

I'll continue to be a patient either in San Francisco General or the San Francisco Nursing Center until my wound heals completely.

Gaining and Losing Weight Up and Down

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your effort because I need all the help I can get.  I am always open to suggestions because you never know what will work best in the future.  Did I just make sense?


At any rate, I've discovered it is a lot easier to lose weight than to gain it after the age of fifty.  I'm hovering at 144 lbs. Which is where I was a couple months ago.  I've been eating a lot of cookies and sweets but I think I have to try something different.

Lazy Sunday at Home in July

We are nearing the end of July and today I was thinking... isn't it funny how time flies. I remember when I was a child and a week seemed like an eternity. But then again, when I was a child I didn't have any responsibilities to occupy my mind.

The only thing I had to worry about when I was a teenager was food. I have always eat well so I am glad that I am gaining weight again. I'm sure that I'll beginning even more weight pretty soon.

I don't want to be skinny ever again. I did not like the way I felt and I didn't enjoy wearing pants that word too big for me. I had started changing my life by losing a little weight... I lost too much.

At any rate, I'm glad I'm achieving my weight goal and that I am really making an effort to change my life. Life is fleeting so it's time to do something meaningful.

I'm Still Gaining Weight and Changing My Life Slowly

My belt is getting tighter again!  I couldn't believe how happy I was when I realized I was gaining weight again.

 It really is the small stuff that often matters the most when we are feeling down.  I lost so much weight I started to think I had a disease that was eating me away.  I even joked with a friend that I was wasting away.  I told another friend I was dying after he asked about the weight loss.

At any rate, it feels good to be able to change my life.  I'm glad I joined this community.  I've been inspired since day one. 

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