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Lighter Side of Pride – Part 6 – Overwhelmed

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Worst.  Week.  Ever.  Friday morning, about 4:30am, my beloved Whistler drew his last breath.  I held him until the end and told him he could go and that it was OK.  He struggled and did not die easily, but finally stopped fighting the battle that nature will always win in the end.  To be clear, it completely broke my heart and left me a will-less puddle of goo.

This week has been about Whistler, meeting his needs, and being with him.  I honestly did not think about what I ate or about the lack of movement I was giving to my body.  If I am completely honest – I still am not really thinking about it.  That being said, I go back to the gym tomorrow & back to a healthier eating routine.  Goodbye Dr. Pepper.  Hasta la vista junk food.  Getting my mind back into this process isn’t easy and I suspect this column will be my main motivator for a while as my heart really isn’t into anything.  I see this as being OK though as eventually my motivation will once again be internal.

Current Weight: 145

Current Weight Loss: 13

Current BMI: 25.7

 

Dawn Adkins has her PhD in Health & Organizational Communication. She has written several published articles on health issues as well as designed health-oriented campaigns. Any constructive comments regarding this article should be addressed to: dadkins@pridehouston.org

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