MARY1964   26,820
SparkPoints
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints
 
 










November 2006



I have 15 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
One step at a time

I'm Mary and I'm here to get healthy and strong and to lose weight. Today 3/31/14 I'm starting fresh. I've been on and off this bandwagon for years. This time I mean to make it stick. I lost my Dad last year too early because he didn't take care of himself. I've gone through a year of feeling sorry for myself etc and it's time to cut it out. I'm going to be 50 this year so it's time to get healthy and stop looking for excuses.

I'm challenged in this because I have moderate to ...
I'm Mary and I'm here to get healthy and strong and to lose weight. Today 3/31/14 I'm starting fresh. I've been on and off this bandwagon for years. This time I mean to make it stick. I lost my Dad last year too early because he didn't take care of himself. I've gone through a year of feeling sorry for myself etc and it's time to cut it out. I'm going to be 50 this year so it's time to get healthy and stop looking for excuses.

I'm challenged in this because I have moderate to severe debilitating arthritis in my hips and lower back. Because of years of ignoring the pain or walking through the pain I have chronic back pain and problems. I am seeing a regular doctor, an osteopath and a chiropractor. Soon I will be adding a pain management specialist to the list. I'm not thrilled about this but I'm doing what I need to do to address these issues and try to get healthy.

I have a new GP and he is working with me on all of this. He has increased my BP meds which I hate. With the size I am and the foods I have been consuming for years I should be diabetic or at the very least pre-diabetic but I'm not. My blood sugar is awesome, my triglycerides are just short of being on the high side, my cholesterol is good overall but my good needs to come up ten points to be ideal. Until two year ago I wasn't on any medication - now I take just the BP meds the doctor prescribed last year when my father became ill and my new doctor just doubled my dosage. Not happy about that. I'm a purist and I don't like to take anything unless it is absolutely necessary but if I'm going to get past this I'm going to need pharma help.

I have achilles tendonitis that is not repairable by surgery. It doesn't hurt most of the time except when I exercise. The doctor said elliptical is the only thing he wants me using - no treadmill.

So all of the above is in some part due to my weight. I know that the arthritis would have probably happened regardless but it wouldn't be now and it wouldn't be this severe if I wasn't carrying so much weight. Same with the achilles. I caused these issues by ignoring my weight challenges and continuing to allow my mind to control my eating habits. It's not my hunger - I never get hungry - it is my need to stress eat and my love of food. Sadly I probably eat less food overall than some of my more fit and healthy friends but my metabolism is so messed up that it just sits on my body as fat. I can guarantee you I do not eat enough food to sustain my size on a daily basis - at least not what the "experts" say I do. I have a lot of weight to lose and this is going to be a journey.
Read More About MARY1964 (Updated April 16)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 Pounds lost: 8.0 
 
0
52.25
104.5
156.75
209


 
Interact with MARY1964

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 2/1/2006

My Goals:
Hit my goal weight.

Reduce my BMI to healthy number.

Learn to eat healthy.

Be able to sit between my knees on the floor.

Cross my legs.

Run up the stairs.

Walk on a trail.

Climb a hill without having to stop and rest.

Be noticed for something other than my size.



My Program:
I'm logging what I eat to make sure I'm getting the right ratio etc. I'm eating lots of vegetables and fruits every day. I'm avoiding processed foods as much as possible. I'm cutting fast food out completely. I'm fixing my breakfast, lunch and dinner every day so I'm not tempted to stop on the way home or on the way to work.





Personal Information:
I'm from Missouri and I'm 49 years old. I have a 27 year old daughter who is fit, healthy and strong living in New York. I re-started my lifestyle change on March 31, 2014

Profile Image





 
 



Suitcase
From:
SNOWMAIDEN

Flowers
From:
SNOWMAIDEN

Easter Basket
From:
SNOWYOGA

Bear Hug
From:
SNOWMAIDEN

Seedling
From:
SNOWYOGA

Pedicure
From:
SNOWMAIDEN




Member Comments:
KATIE_DREAMSBIG
11/28/2011 12:24:23 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Join in with the NEW DECEMBER CHALLENGE...


with REVAMP yourself!!!!

Make DECEMBER the month to beat

go for it!!!

lots of love Katie (Team Leader)

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
SNOWMAIDEN
10/27/2011 3:39:13 PM

Hello - how went the week? I ask now as I'm determined to have the day off work tomorrow so technically the weekend has started!
Did you enjoy your time with your daughter?

Sounds like you're having a real good cleaning session! I'm busy painting, painting, painting. I start and finish and decide it's not right so start again with another colour. I'm nearly done on my bedroom, have the hall and landing to finish (and the ceilings - nightmare!) the living and dining rooms and the conservatory left - I might as well do the porch as well!

I'm glad you're still able to exercise. I know how desperately you wanted to do that - so pleased you achieved it. Sorry to hear your eating habits have got to pot and I completely understand what you're saying - mine have as well, badly so. Some days I'm on 700cals and that's including the cream I have in coffee. However, you and me, we'll persevere. As long as we keep going and never give up we're doing ok.

How did your bean and kale meal turn out? Never had kale, I'll have to give that a try...I aim to try either one new food or one new recipe a week.
Oh, thanks so much for the website - it's great. I've saved it on to my favourites.



Report Inappropriate Comment
SNOWMAIDEN
10/24/2011 12:35:08 PM

Hello - well that's the first working day of the week done. How's it been for you? I was supposed to be going on holiday today for a week but we had to cancel. Instead I've started to scrub the kitchen cupboards and have cooked a curry for tea and some for the freezer and a mince "blob" - five more meals for the freezer. I'm shattered now so thought I'd catch up with a friend. Oh bother! I've left my coffee downstairs...
I hope your week got off to a fantastic start!!!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
SNOWMAIDEN
10/9/2011 8:05:01 AM

Hello there. Sorry I haven't been around lately. Things started unravelling so I needed a bit of time to moan and then start putting everything back together again.

You sound on top of the world! - good for you! You've achieved so much. You thoroughly deserve the flower treat. Here's to another great, fantastic week.



Report Inappropriate Comment
KATIE_DREAMSBIG
10/1/2011 11:21:12 AM

Hiya, hope ur having a great weekend, I've added u as a friend!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (119 total):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page