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Losing Hope..

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Today is not a good day. Each week I gain a little more than the last. If you read my previous blog I know all about healthy eating so I know what to do. The only thing I'm not doing is exercising. Due to my bad knees I haven't been doing much of anything hoping that if I can get my healthy eating under control I'd have a significant loss. Not the case. Peri-menopausal, depressed and the weight is just not coming off. I can't swim am scared of the water but was thinking about joining the Y just to try this water aerobics. The thought of putting on a bathing suit though immediately makes me retract that thought. I don't know. I am also seriously thinking about getting an elliptical. Back when I was in shape I was doing an hour on it with vigor - now I can barely pedal 2 minutes w/o having to stop.

Sorry to be such a downer today. I am tipping the scale at 290. I have never weighed this much in my life and frankly I am scared.

Anyway, I just needed to get my feelings out today. Today is not a good day :o(

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PAMELANFL 2/21/2012 11:43AM

    Dont' give up!!!! I'm just gettn started and we can do this!!!! emoticon

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DEZIREME2 2/15/2012 1:20PM

    I just want to give a emoticon to all that responded to my blog. I truly am listening to each one of you and am going to check out those chair exercises right now!


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MAGA99 2/15/2012 1:15PM

    I pray things get better 4 u n soon

have u looked into chair exercises they may help w the bad knees

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    :) as a girl about the same point as you - take strength! Today is a hard day, but the day is young. So you can't do things hard on your knees, how about doing amended yoga, or work your upper body or floor work? I was not a fan of water aerobics either, but I am jumping in with both feet - we work in the 4ft section so I'm well above water and I can start slow and go and stop as I need to. You can do this - It's okay to have a bad day, so long as it doesn't string together to become a permanent state of mind :). I miss the elliptical (on the hunt now to purchase one of my own. Tell yourself you CAN do hard things, and choose today to work on your abs or do upper body excercises until you feel more confident in excercising! You can Do it!

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FREETHEGODDESS 2/15/2012 12:52PM

    I lost my first 20 lbs. just changing my eating habits. I know all about healthy eating as well but, I was not watching my portions or calories so I recommend measuring your food and watching your simple carbs. Also, don't eat too few calories because that slows down your metabolism. Eat plenty of lean protein to keep blood sugar levels steady because spikes can stop your metabolism as well.Drinking water helps with digestion and metabolism too.

You are capable of doing cardio exercises in a chair so I recommend checking out the Chair Exercise Sparkteam for exercise recommendations and for support. There are many people on this website with similar restrictions and issues that can help you. Don't dwell on what you can't do, concentrate of what you CAN do!

Don't give up. You CAN do this!!! Life is soooo much better for me now and I want the same success for everyone else. This is not easy but, it is POSSIBLE so keep thinking positive and fight for what you CAN do it!

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