When my accident happened I weighted 180 pounds though you could not tell because I was five foot six inches. The fact that I'm in a wheelchair unable to do physically exercise is to say I will have to watch my weight. I lost a lot of weight the first two years, getting down to about 150. I was so proud of myself because for the first time in my life I felt skinny. I could fit into almost anything now and I could eat three meals a day and stay that way. At the time I had nurses that cared for me everyday when I came home from school. It was all good until I moved to Louisiana.
Once the move was over I started to do my last two years of high school online through a school called K10 International Academy. I have to say that I liked doing school online because I could study thing more in depth and get finished with my work much sooner than a regular school. Well with being online I no longer had to think about what I looked like and I gained a pretty good bit of weight. I weighted 207 and I truly never noticed there for the longest time. It wasn't until I wanted to get some new clothes that I noticed that the size I was use to getting was not going to fit.
I was very upset with myself that I let myself get that big. I needed to lose most of that weight plus more. The only way I knew how to do that was to just stop eating. I would only eat my dinner and nothing else. It seemed to work pretty well though I had my family worried because I just stopped eating. I tried to explain to them why I was trying to do it but they still worried. Once I got myself down to a like able size I started to eat more just smaller portions. I started to gain more weight and I couldn't understand why I did. I tried to pick healthy food and even eat smaller portions.
I was put on bed rest last year for a pressure sore that my chair caused on my butt and on my lower back. Once I was there I did not move around as much as I would in my chair. This caused me not to burn as many calories and I stopped getting hungry. Once that happened I started loosing weight again. After the entire year in bed I was able to get back in my chair because it was finally healed. Well I started to gain weight AGAIN. Now I'm back to only eating once a day. I have to say that it's working slowly. I wish it would hurry up but only time can help.
I'm not loosing the weight to impress any guy, I'm doing this because the heavier I weigh the harder it is on my mom who is the one having to physically picking my butt up and checking the new pressure sore that is slowly healing. Girls that are in wheelchairs should not try to change their looks because they want to impress anyone. They should feel beautiful just the way they are. I know I'm beautiful no matter what anyone says and if a guy doesn't like it so what. There will come a guy that will like you just the way you are weight and all.