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LADYCJM SparkPoints: (33,213)
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9/9/13 3:05 A

You can do this! Your back will start to feel better soon. Just start s.
lowly and take baby steps. Stand in front of the TV and walk in place through a commercial. Then 2 commercials. Then throughout the entire commercial break. Do this as many times as you can. It adds up.

Make one food change. Change the cream in your coffee to sugar free. Instead of 2 scoops of ice cream have one. Make small changes, let them become habits, then make another small change.

I started by switching from regular soda to SF soda. Then I slowly cut out all soda.
I started reading labels. Told myself I could eat whatever I wanted, but I could only have 1 serving a day. It made a difference.

You can do this!

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,113
9/8/13 9:05 P

when it comes to exercise...know your limits and build up a little at a time.
Glad you went to the Dr. Feel better soon.

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (45,834)
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9/8/13 8:40 P

have been going thru the same thing !!! Trying to work thru it !!!!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 5,792
9/7/13 3:21 A

{{{{Hugs!}}}} Hang in there! Rest if you must, but keep persisting! You'll get there!

CRLAURA SparkPoints: (610)
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9/7/13 1:47 A

I ama glad the doctor has found the reason for the sore back. It can be very discouraging and depressing when you want to move and can't. When I gave up sugar, wheat, high fat food and salt, I went through withdrwals. my body is still up and down. I have put it into shock and it will take awhile to straighten itself up. I am not on a diet. I am changing the way I eat. I do not measure my success in pounds lost. I measure how many days i have in my food sobriety. I have food sobriety clearly written out for me so that I know what I am striving for and if I fall off.
We are in this together. When you need help just ask and someone will be there to help.


PATTIJOHNSON Posts: 2,075
9/7/13 12:22 A

Yes....glad to know what your doctor says. Stay rested. Start slow when you can. You can spend your resting time organizing what you want to do when you are able. Even on bed rest, you can plan and ready yourself for a new start. Good luck! Feel better soon.

Patti

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (78,838)
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9/6/13 12:04 P

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Remember - Slow & steady.

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SHAUNAN5 SparkPoints: (786)
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9/6/13 12:02 P

I am glad you found out what was wrong with your back. Congrats on the 2 lb loss!!

PTREE15 SparkPoints: (7,104)
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9/6/13 11:25 A

I can't really add to all the awesome advice you've gotten already, so I will just send a cyberhug or five! Glad you got the back issue identified, and pretty soon you will be feeling better before you know it. You are not alone, just remember that. :)
Hope you have a great day.

HAN1978 Posts: 31
9/6/13 9:12 A

Thanks for the support everyone!! I went to the doctor yesterday and had it confirmed that I strained/pulled my back muscles. I'm on rest and medication for a couple weeks with strict orders to not engage in strength training. I'm kicking myself and rolling my eyes that I've successfully accomplished being one of those statistics, but it's ok. I've decided that weight loss is trial and error and I can't succeed at the trials unless I make the errors!! The great news is that I've lost two pounds this week, so I'm happy! Thanks again everyone! Hugs to all!! emoticon

DROPCONE Posts: 1,536
9/5/13 2:02 P

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It is hard not to feel sad & frustrated when you are in pain. You have nothing to be ashamed of, either. Starting new healthy habits and letting go of old unhealthy patterns is HARD. If it were easy, you'd already be there, right?

There really is an emotional component to getting in a mind set that will move you forward to where you want to go. When I am struggling, I find that reading articles about goal-setting or emotional well-being to try to get my head on straight helps. Regularly, I have to do some reflection about whether I need to adjust my path.

Count up your successes so far:

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And evaluate what's not working so far. Maybe you need to make more specific plans like the other poster suggested. Sounds like your back is giving you issues, so going to see your doctor about that is a success in my book! Maybe that means you pull back on exercise and focus more on nutrition. YOU HAVE THE SKILLS TO GET THERE.

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RUBENB2003 Posts: 11,019
9/5/13 1:37 P

I know how it feels because I felt that way too. I was sore, tired and feeling down. But you will get through this and your body will adjust. Keep on keeping on and this will all be worth it! Good luck!

SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
9/5/13 1:25 P

I know how you feel. I too am going through the all pain no gain stage. It IS very hard. We have to just keep pushing and know that after the doctor tells you everything is fine that you will come out for the better in the end. I have to tell myself this every morning to make myself go for my walk. My heart beats soo fast after I do the stairs I am afraid am going into a heart attack ! After it is over ,and I do not have a heart attack ,I know my body just has to get use to working/moving to/through the point of pain. We can do it . keep telling yourself. You can do it. emoticon

GYPSYJEWEL Posts: 125
9/5/13 1:09 P

definitely takes some getting used to starting a new lifestyle you will get the hang of it and before you know it exercising and counting calroies will become second nature keep your head up and keep pushing it will all work out for the best good luck

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PATTIJOHNSON Posts: 2,075
9/5/13 11:23 A

Good morning,

When I get low, like you are feeling, I usually have to say that it is from being disorganized. The first week of trying to diet is probably the toughest for me. My body needs to get used to not having lots of things, but those cravings usually let up in the first couple of weeks. Be sure that you are eating enough, first, and that your nutrients are where they should be. You can follow the set limits by SP on your nutrition page, and you can compare what you eat at the end of the day to the pie charts in the reports (also accessible from the nutrition page). Be sure to drink plenty of fluids/water during the day. This could be the cause of your head hurting. As far as your back, movement is good for backaches, but try not to overdo it with strenuous exercises you have never done before. Build up your exercises slowly. See your doctor first. If you can afford to attend a gym, a trainer would be able to help you with what exercise program you should start with.

Organization seems to be a big key to success with me. You may consider taking a couple of days to set out a plan of how to approach losing weight and getting more fit. Plan some meals out, plan an exercise routine that you can handle right now, no matter how small. On your second or third week in, up your exercise minutes or add another exercise to your routine. People who have never exercised, and do too much in the first weeks, get sore muscles leading them to give up.

Make a motivational collage for yourself as a reminder of what you want to achieve and post it on your mirror or fridge.

Find a buddy that would like to join you in your efforts.

Most importantly, don't think that you are alone. We've all been frustrated about our state of health, or we wouldn't all be here attempting to change things. You are already on the right track. If you can be proud of one little baby step today and maybe two little baby steps tomorrow, you will have been making progress. Start small, and list out your accomplishments at the end of the week. Your frustration will turn into pride when you see that you are able to do things. Don't set goals too large or too far away as they are harder to achieve and easier to forget about.

What to do today (you can't do it all immediately, but you can do something): Pick a project to organize that will help you on your way -- whether it's health related, nutritional related, exercise related, or even it's just something that needs to be out of the way before you can personally commit yourself to you. I know that sounds like a cop-out because our health habits are for life -- there isn't a real beginning or end -- just good changes. Mentally, however, sometimes we let things stand in the way of getting started. Those things need to be identified and resolved so that we can begin to take steps in the right direction. Set a short time limit to get those thorns plucked out of your life -- and then get going! You know you can do this.

I wish you a happy and productive day in your reach for better health.

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Edited by: PATTIJOHNSON at: 9/5/2013 (11:26)
GRAMMYNSC Posts: 669
9/5/13 11:04 A

Hey it's gonna be ok!!!!! You can exercise in bed girl! I had to! I was 345lbs when I began back in 2009 so don't worry you are not alone! I did simple things like I would lay in bed and make a fist and punch the ceiling 1 and 2 and 1 and 2 etc....then I would sit on the side and march my feet....Baby steps girlie!! Im sorry your in pain but trust me it WILL get better!! Im here for ya! God loves you and so do I! Have a great day and keep your chin up!

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07SOJO Posts: 1,648
9/5/13 10:59 A

Your body is going through a transition so it's normal to be hurting. You will get past this. Keep on keeping on and you will start feeling better soon. The timing is different for everyone. It usually takes me a month to get to where I feel better. You may be better next week!

HAN1978 Posts: 31
9/5/13 10:57 A

Hey Everyone,
I'm on day 7 of my new journey to a healthy lifestyle and I feel like I've hit a wall. My back hurts, my head hurts and my heart hurts (figuratively). Did or does anyone else have this issue the first week in? I just feel like I'm hurting if I don't do anything to be healthy and I'm hurting when I do. I understand why people just give up. I'm going to the doctor about my back because it was sore before I started exercising and I thought getting my muscles moving would help loosen things up like it usually does. I'm frustrated, I'm sad, I'm ashamed and I just need support and love from people who understand what I'm going through! I've heard of all the out pouring of love and support people have received from this community and I'm asking for it now. Thanks for listening to my sob story guys.....I figure it's better to get this toxic thinking out instead of keeping it in. I just want to move on so I can do better. Thanks for helping me get past this hump.

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