deep in thought!
Basically just your average nut job -- blue bubble gum!
Hi, I'm 53 years old, have had weight problems all my life. I had gastric bypass surgery around 4 years ago. I have work from home doing medical transcription, so I basically sit and type all day. I have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed about 10 years ago and chronic back pain. I had been doing pretty well keeping my weight down until about 8 or 9 months ago and I really don't know what I happened to change all that. I have probably gained 60 or 70 pounds in the past year, and I am paying for it dearly. After my gastric bypass I had lost about 130 pounds, and was off all blood pressure medicines, no longer had to use a cane to get around, and had quit having problems with asthma, and in the past year all that has changed. I figure if I don't do something constructive to help myself now before I gain any more weight I probably won't be around in a few more years to enjoy my granddaughter.
The pictures I have posted are from about 6 months ago, and I put them there as a reminder to myself that I CAN make the changes I to feel healthier and look better. I have done it before, but I took the easy way out with the gastric bypass. I just need to get motivated and stay motivated. I have a tendency to get side tracked. I am my own worst enemy. I don't mind sitting reading about what to eat and or reading about how to do different exercises. I am so good at that I can sit here and visualize myself lifting weights and do getting a great cardio workup....now if I can just get past the visualization part I will have it made.
It is not really all bad and I have to keep reminding myself of that. My daughter is probably my best friend. She also has fibromyalgia and RA, what a great thing to give your kid! I have managed not to run my boyfriend off. My 2-year-old granddaughter is fantastic, and I have some really good friends.
I have bouts with depression, and negative thinking, and I hope that thru Sparks, I will learn to have a better positive attitude, and learn to cope with things better. I know that I am an emotional eater, and hope to find the tools to make that a thing of the past. I guess I am like everybody else. I have good days and I have bad days. I have never tried any kind of support group and I am not sure how well I take criticism. I have come to a time in my life where I have got to make some changes and I hate change.
I am more concerned with how I feel than how much weight I lose. I want to be able to put my cane back in the closet, be able to walk and talk at the same time, sit in on floor and then get back up without killing myself trying. I want to be off blood pressure meds again, and get my big butt back into my favorite pair of jeans.
Fast Break, water, water, and more water, and a little food and green tea thrown in just for good measure. Plus my coffee that I cannot give up. Trying to work in a little exercise.
Hi, I am Grump's Girl. I live in the Mississippi Delta, the home of the blues, barbecue, and all things Southern, pecan pie, blackberry cobbler, the highest rates of high blood pressure and heart disease in the US. I am 53 years old, but try not to act my age. Most of my friends are in their 30's. I like to listen to Alternative, Rock, and some Country music, and I love to dance and shoot pool.
I am a medical transcriptionist, and I work from home. I have a Cocker Spaniel, Delilah, who is spoiled rotten. I like to collect cookbooks and recipes and occasionally to cook.
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2506 days ago
keep up the good work!
3055 days ago
Comment edited on: 5/15/2008 2:11:01 AM
I know what you mean about not wanting or having the stuff for the sparkpeople diet breakfast (or any of the meals for that matter). So what I do is just avoid red meats, high dairy fats and enter my own food on their "add food" area and creat my own menu as I go along. The page keeps track of all my calories, proteins, fats and carbs that I enter so it works out pretty well for me.
I'm eating healthy for the first time in ages. For example, I know that whole grains are better than white and and not to indulge in cakes and cookies (my big weakness). But I feel better mentally even if it doesn't help my back problems.
It's easy and kind a fun really.
By the way, it looks like you are doing something right from the results showing on your sparkpage ! Good job!
3055 days ago
Just stopping by to wish you a beautiful day. Great job on the weight loss!!! You go girl!!! Hugs, Elle
3107 days ago
I just wanted to drop by and say hi to you. Like the tongue! Don't give up on yourself because of what someone says to you. You are to important!
3137 days ago