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FITBODME SparkPoints: (10,406)
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5/23/12 2:07 P

emoticon Focus on the postives, for one, you have lost weight due to all of your hard work! I'm sure there are more you can come up with...and if you have a doctor that judges you, maybe you need to find a new one if you can.

CHRISTINASP Posts: 1,856
5/23/12 10:32 A

I think that if you try to be forgiving and understanding with yourself now, you will help yourself AND be a better mom once you have a child...


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5/23/12 10:23 A

PERSEPHONE85,

Don't beat yourself up over your friend. Instead, rejoice in her happiness ! Her pregnancy is not a reflection of anything bad you did in your life. Every single one of us have made decisions we aren't too proud of. Those decisions helped to make us who we are today. They should make us reflective. We can't change the past, but we can influence and change the future.

Don't look back, look forward. It sounds like you're already making changes to your life and that's what matters. as the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". Give yourself credit for the positive things you do and don't beat yourself up because you're not perfect. No one is perfect. we all have flaws and that's okay.

As you change your eating habits, you'll find that you're going to be seeing lots of changes not just in your cholesterol, but your blood pressure and blood sugar too. Do you know that if your blood pressure were to drop, your doctor would be thrilled even if the scale didn't budge ? Lowering your blood pressure is a huge health benefit.

So, no more regrets. Let's start thinking with a more positive attitude. I think you'll find that when you start thinking positive, you'll start feeling positive too.

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JUSTDOIT011 Posts: 1,396
5/23/12 12:39 A

I'm sorry to hear all that...it must be really tough! I want to give you a little hope though-- I found out at age 19 I had high cholesterol (total cholesterol of 272) and my triglycerides were kinda high too (151). But I have been eating better (less saturated fat, more fiber), exercising, and losing weight, and last week I had them checked and my total cholesterol was 201 and my triglycerides were 61! So you are definitely not the only young person who has had abnormal lipid levels. The good news is they are highly modifiable through diet & exercise, so don't worry... you can do it! emoticon emoticon

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5/22/12 6:16 P

Hi PERSEPHONE85,

The past is the past...what is done is done. While looking back can help pave the way for our future, we should not get too caught up in the could've, would've and should've in life.

Incorporating healthy habits into your life will prepare you body for a healthy pregnancy in the future. Try not to focus on the past, but instead focus on today and know that you will get to your goal sooner than later.

Hang in there!

Coach Nancy

PERSEPHONE85 Posts: 3
5/22/12 5:53 P

I am committed to my new lifestyle. I eat very clean and healthy and I exercise nightly. I just found out that a friend of mine is pregnant and I am sad that I need to lose weight before I can reach that goal. I can't reverse time so it's something that will always be lost due to my denial and weight gain. I know it will be okay to have a child later but it's the loss of a life goal I had set for myself and the realization of how poor my health is.

I also just found out I have high chloesterol at such a young age and am nervous to make a doctors appointment. I don't want to feel any more judged than I already am doing to myself. I will go to an appointment and I am not posting this to use as an excuse to not continue on a great path but...I just feel I am struggling today with the consequences of morbid obesity.

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