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With help from Heaven in 2011
I am home recovering from hernia repair and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery four weeks ago. I am still somewhat swollen and the doctor says I will take off a few more pounds as the fluid decreases. I no longer have the (luxury?) of overeating at any time. My skin is stretched to the limit and I am very conscious not undoing all my surgeons good work. Yes the tummy is flatter but at what a price. I lose weight by exercise and that is not an option for a ...
I am home recovering from hernia repair and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery four weeks ago. I am still somewhat swollen and the doctor says I will take off a few more pounds as the fluid decreases. I no longer have the (luxury?) of overeating at any time. My skin is stretched to the limit and I am very conscious not undoing all my surgeons good work. Yes the tummy is flatter but at what a price. I lose weight by exercise and that is not an option for a few more months. I am lost without going to the pool I am determined to take this jump start and move forward with a healthier life with God's help. First goal 260 by August. 2011
1/25/2010 ~ Monday ~ I am approaching my current goal of 299. I will be weighing in at the doctors on Feb 5th and will update my weight then. I am on the most productive road in years this winter. I keep only healthy food in the house, easy to do when you live alone, keep fast food at a minimum. The most productive activity is going to the pool at our wonderful YMCA that is only a mile away. I had a lift put on my car last Fall and now take my scooter to the side of the pool where a lifeguard moves it for me. I swim and water exercise for 60 minutes 2-3 times a week. I hope to increase that to 4-5 times as the weather improves. Swallowing one's pride and just "Doing It!" brings great reward.
I am learning to european style knit, better for arthritis they say, which helps with the mindless eating. Need both hands to knit! I look forward to warmer weather and activity in my yard. Life is very good!
I currently weigh over I lost down to 305 3 years ago from 370 - the lowest in twenty years. I did this with change in diet, lifestyle and exercise in a small pool. I have allowed personal family issues, mostly caring for my 89 year old mother, to send me spiriling back to my current situation. I look for support and hope to give support on this site.
7/20/08 MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY ON 4/28 AND I AM ADJUSTING TO TAKING CARE OF ME! I CURRENTLY WEIGH 336 I AM IN A "NO EXCUSES" FRAME OF MIND AND LEARNING TO WORK THROUGH ALL STUMBLING BLOCKS
| current weight: 258.0
Member Since: 5/29/2007
Fitness Minutes: 0
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FIRST GOAL:Drop below 300 lbs!
SECOND GOAL:Gain strength so that I may increase my activity
I am currently 1/5/2009 using the nutrition tracker, getting the support of several teams. Entering their challenges, trying to offer my support to them.
For the Winter months I am using my recumbent stationary bike and trying to work a strength building plan.
Purchase scale that weighs up to 400 lbs and get a true reading every day. (scale is purchased and on it's way!
Exercise following a written thought out plan ~every day but Sunday
Food: Eat more vegetables ~ more whole grain whole wheat
Continue fruit intake ~ water 8 glasses~ lean meat once/day 2%cottage cheese~ plain yogurt with splenda&lime powder (YUM!)
PORTION CONTROL my biggest challenge
I was born in a city, San Diego ~ grew up on a farm in Oregon ~ and have lived for over 30 years in the upper Mojave desert of California.
I am 66 ~divorced ~have 4 adopted children and 9 grandchildren. My 2 youngest are from Korea ~ Sam, the youngest, is now living with me while finishing college. all my children and grandchildren, live in my little desert town. A great blessing!
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