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JOYOUS1917 SparkPoints: (19,771)
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2/15/13 4:45 P

Yes, It does get better BLUE. Keep the faith. I've had alot of 'owies' too. I take hot baths to help get over them, plus use peppermint oil for pain, try to get lots of sleep. I try to focus NOT on the scale but on the correct calories and walking and exercising....IT WILL HAPPEN! emoticon emoticon emoticon

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,014)
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2/15/13 7:45 A

Yes, it does get better. The more you move, the more you lose, the better it feels.

I was SO sore when I got started. Just waking up in the morning was painful, and my arthritis was awful. My back hurt, my hips hurt, my legs hurt.

But as I've gotten more active, my arthritis has improved, and everything else stopped hurting!

It WILL get better! I promise.

NEWRUNNER2 Posts: 542
2/14/13 10:26 P

You're not alone!

Little steps in the right direction are so powerful. Which do you want to start with? Eating healthy? Getting more activity? You are in the driver's seat and we're all here for you if you need some direction.

Sometimes it takes awhile to start feeling the changes. Other times it's really quick. Each person is different.

Take care and let us know what you need in particular!

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,310
2/14/13 5:48 P

You WILL feel better, and much sooner than you think.

I was 245 at the start of January. I swear i felt better after a week simply from having made better/more nutritious food choices and not stuffing myself so full that i felt unwell at every meal.

I'm down 13# which - doesn't sound like a lot when i'm looking at having to lose 80+ !!! But even just this small starting loss has made a WORLD of difference in how i feel physically. Already I notice the difference when going up a flight of stairs. Just 13# and I already notice!

I will suggest, though, that you pop by your doc's office at some point. Just to check if you have any underlying medical issues that might account for some of your physical complaints. Weight sure can contribute to any and all of the symptoms you mention, but so can certain health conditions. Also it would be nice to get bloodwork done now (see where you're at, cholestorol-wise etc), so you will have a point of reference to compare against down the road once you've lost some weight.



Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 2/14/2013 (17:49)
DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
2/14/13 5:38 P

If it didn't this site wouldn't be as successful as it is. Deep breath and start slow.
Yes, I believe the pain will go away once you start losing and getting fitter.
I was in pain too when I first started exercising. Now I can do many exercises on an intermediate level.
tell that deep down voice to "SHUT UP". Don't listen to it.

BLUEYUREI Posts: 167
2/14/13 4:40 P

Hi,
I'm recently back after a several hiatus and I'm in need of some experiences from someone who has lost considerable weight. At 250 lbs I feel my body is desperately trying to give me a wake up call. EVERYTHING hurts. My feet hurt, my legs hurt,my back hurts, my neck hurts. If I get on the floor it takes EVER OUNCE OF STRENGTH I have just to get up.
What I'm wondering is, if and when I lose weight will some, or most of my pain go away. My brain says "yes, of course it will" but deep down inside I'm scared it won't.
Does it really get better?

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