Dropping Some Weight

Published August 6, 2018 by lynn k scott

If you have a child, I have no doubt you have had some interesting conversations.  My tween never ceases to amaze me.

I have been on a mostly plant-based, mostly vegan diet, for about three weeks now.  While I have the occasional bit of fish or a bit of chicken broth (so I don’t go 100% vegan or vegetarian), I’m liking the results.  I am feeling a lot better and I’m dropping a bit of weight.

I lost about 80 pounds before I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.  This in part due to doctors and their staff not listening to my pleas for help.  After I lost over 25% of my body weight, without making changes to my diet or habits, I knew they needed to listen.

When all was said and done, my surgery over, etc., I was actually less than what my driver’s license said I weighed.  Which ladies can relate to that?  We all know that particular number is a tad skewed.  Am I right?

In the last three weeks, I’ve lost over 10 pounds.  My clothes are fitting better and I look thinner.  My tween then chose to add her two (or twenty) cents in.

It would seem I no longer have enough “padding” for her liking.  She pointed out, that if I were to fall, what would keep me safe?

Ummm…..when I stepped out of a door and broke my foot, padding didn’t do anything for me then.

She prefers her “chunkier” mom.  While I know what she was saying was out of love, I also know I had to resist the urge to pretend to grab a glass of water to drink and not dump it all over her.

I have to work to keep my weight off now.  I mean, I’m pushing that “50s” envelope within the next few years.  If a diet that will help my cancer also causes me to lose a few pounds…heck yea…rabbit food here I come!

My insightful daughter means well, but at the end of the day, I don’t mind looking good, in addition to feeling good.  It’s a “side effect” that I can live with!

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16 comments on “Dropping Some Weight

  • congrats on doing you 🙂 and feeling good, kids say the darndest things, they mean well tho 🙂 and nothing wrong at all with lookin good, I wish you the best and may your diet help you kick cancer’s @ss so bad that it runs away and never returns xoxo many blessing and happy thoughts headed your way 🙂

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