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    SHERYE   79,791
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Biggest Loser isn't LOSING!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wow where to start.
Guess I should probably start from the beginning and work thru this with your help.
I'm overweight okay obese, and like a yo-yo I keep going up and then down!
My health has been suffering because of this and you would think that I would smarten up.........OH NO NOT ME.
I've got high blood pressure and have been on med's for over 5 years.
Went to the Dr. last Thursday for a follow up to find out what the exray's told her - I've been having serious trouble moving never mind walking and yes I do have Osteoarthritis.
First she took my blood pressure - 186 over 88 YIKES
Then she advised me that when she took exray's in April of this year to the new one's, my knee's had deteriorated dramatically and I needed to see a specialist as it was no longer a question as to wither or not I have knee replacements. The choice was no longer mine to make!! And there was indication of bone fragments as well which is also not a good thing to have floating around sighhh
So I will have to go see a specialist as soon as an appointment can be made.
And of coarse she had to add that the first thing they are going to say is "It is because of your weight!" Talk about adding insult to misery.
So now the question is

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS?

Well my first reaction is to faithfully promise myself to watch what I'm eating, but history has taught me that this can be a serious problem - I either over watch or forget and indulge (I'm so weak) not to mention the stress in my life is also a key factor!
My second reaction is to walk, walk, walk and then walk some more - but wait a minute, wasn't that the reason I went to the Dr in the first place - I'm having trouble standing, keeping my balance and then trying to walk is so painful
I've spent the last 2 days going over every thing (saw the Dr on Thursday) and I still am at a loss as to what to do.

Thank you for listening
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SMILINGEYES2 12/20/2013 9:52AM

    Best wishes in your efforts to improve your health.

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IGNITEME101 12/19/2013 10:19PM

    Don;t give up, now! I realize this was written in 2012.

So glad we found you at HH!

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FIONUALA7 9/24/2013 1:23PM

    I totally agree with the water aerobics. I have many friends that this has helped. Good luck and God bless. emoticon

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DEBBIE84 8/5/2013 4:57PM

    Sherye, I hope that things are going better for you since you posted this. If you still can't walk, there are exercises you can do to help you lose weight. Swimming is the lowest impact exercise you can do and it is a full body workout. You can also do a lot of exercises, strengthening and cardio, sitting in a chair....Sparkpeople has a couple of videos.

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GYPSYROVER 7/15/2013 12:37AM

    emoticon I agree with all these Sparkers. Attention to what you eat, and non-weight bearing exercise would appear to be your best bet (water exercise, etc.). But it CAN be done. So try not to get discouraged. Your pressure will also come down as your diet/fitness improve. Try the message boards, forums - I am sure that many have shared your struggles and may be able to offer suggestions! I agree though, above all check with your doctor! Saying a prayer that things will fall into place for you exactly as you need them to be! emoticon

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TCCAGLE 2/24/2013 10:09PM

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TABBYRUINZ 12/26/2012 9:53AM

    Don't give up!

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CHERIONE 10/13/2012 8:46PM

    Sherye, you have a choice. Every day, every meal, every bite, every step. Track your food - you will be able to eat well without being too strict or overindulging. Keep moving! Swimming and water aerobics are great for arthritic knees. And get your doc on board with you in your weightloss/knee issue/blood pressure journey. If you're not comfortable enough with your doc to be honest, find another one who will work with you! Keep sparking! We all care about you and want you to succeed and get healthier! (((Hugs))) emoticon

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 10/13/2012 8:21PM

    LIKE YOU I HAVE ISSUES WITH MY LOWER EXTREMITIES AND OSTEO ARTHRITIS. HAVE4 YOU EVER TRIED SWIMMING OR WATER AEROBICS IT IS VERY HELPFUL FOR A NONWEIGHTBEARING EXERCISE?

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MARILYNS66 10/13/2012 7:24PM

    Please don't be to hard on yourself. Beating yourself up for what has happened is not going to help - I know this as I have done it myself a number of times.

Rather take the day and do something that will help the problem - eat healthy just today not worrying about yesterday or fretting about tomorrow. Do exercises that you can from a chair. Just do something today - doesn't need to be much but in the end it will help.

I share this with you as I am having to do it myself - have many ailments that would not be so bad if I was to lose the weight - so am working on one day at a time, 5 pounds at a time. So far have gotten 9 pounds off so it is working

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MS.ELENI 10/13/2012 6:52PM

    I know just what you mean. My knees have been shot for years. Now because of weight and bad heart I can't get knees done.

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CAROL494 10/13/2012 5:47PM

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