I lost 12lbs in 2 weeks after Alan passed, plus weightloss during the 11 days he was in hospital. Food just didn’t interest me, I was living on grief. Even now, 12 months on there are times I’ll make something to eat only to have two forkfulls then bin it. Some days I still go all day without eating.
I’ve been attending Slimming World, joined December 2014, got to my target July 2015 losing 2.5st. Remained at target until Alan went into hospital May 7th last year, when my weight dropped by 6lbs then a further 12lbs after he passed. I did try to regain the loss but struggled so dropped my target weight at the end of last year. Now my weight is up and down down between the two target zones. Before Alan passed it remained stable.
I’ve found that grief isn’t only about crying for the loss of our husbands/wives/partners, there’s also loss or increase in appetite , alcohol consumption, reluctance to venture out etc. So many elements are affected and we’re powerless to control any singje one.
I’m hoping, that with time, things may eventually stabilise and we can find a new normality as such. Things can ever or will never be the same again but we may eventually gain some stability.
Hope your day us as good as it can be