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THIS TOO SHALL PASS


Saturday, February 16, 2013

we all put out our happy stuff usually but im looking for support from people who's weight has finally started to prevent them from moving their body,hard to get out of a chair because of the knees,hard to walk from one room to the other,constant rashes in lots of places,fear of falling,hard to turn in bed,and alot more,it's hard to keep going most days but i cant give up,but the above makes me depressed,i want to get to the point my body no longer hurts and everything is a effort,i have lost 150 pounds but have such a long way to go!!!!thanks for listening xox
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PHEBESS 2/24/2013 8:22PM

    Congrats on losing 150 lbs!!!!!

And have you read IndyGirl's blogs? (Maybe it's Indiegirl) Anyway, she was disabled due to her weight, but she's lost over 200 lbs (if I remember correctly) - so check her out, I think her story will inspire you.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 2/23/2013 9:22AM

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DJ4HEALTH 2/21/2013 9:50PM

    emoticon on the weight loss so far. emoticon emoticon

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WINNIE-POOH 2/21/2013 10:21AM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon This too shall pass as you keep moving forward trusting GOD to get you through each day. emoticon emoticon

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LEPETITCHIHUA 2/20/2013 10:02PM

    I hope that you have found some support here with this blog. Finding people who have a similar weight goal and health issues can be an excellent source for you. Definitely will be empowering! emoticon

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HDHAWK 2/20/2013 8:30PM

    With all you've accomplished so far it's obvious you'll reach all your goals! emoticon

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68ANNE 2/20/2013 8:07PM

    Oh yes...it is hard...especially when you know what it will be like when you get there. In this journey, you will have points that seem so low you can't see the end, but life is like that. I hope you find your way to less pain and a bigger smile!

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KALLIE1958AR 2/20/2013 4:30PM

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MOMFAN 2/18/2013 3:23PM

    Sad truth is I lost the weight and am now back heavier then ever. I have about the same to lose. We can do it together through the strength of the Lord and support of each other. emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 2/18/2013 12:20PM

    You have done amazing. Don't give up.

I don't know if you Indygirl or not. But she is always an inspiration to me. She has lost 250 pounds.
http://www.sparkpeople.c
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BETHS60 2/18/2013 11:29AM

    Congratulations on your amazing achievement.

I remember several years ago my knees hurting so badly that if I was sitting at the kitchen table and I wanted another cup of tea, I had to figure out if I wanted the tea badly enough to walk across the kitchen. I was taking advil every night to dull the throbbing in my ankles so I could sleep. I had to turn over frequently when I slept, depending on which hip hurt the worst at the moment.

Now, I don't have that problem. I am not entirely sure why. Here are things that happened in the meantime.
1. I did a detox program (I am not sure that really helped, since I didn't notice the immediate effects that people talk about)
2. I modified my physical activity to do less with my legs
3. I massively increased my antioxidant intake. Green tea every day, and leafy greens every day. More than 3 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. I also reduced the amount of animal products and white flour an sugar I was eating.
4. I started using knee braces. I used to have to use them all the time, but now only use them if I am going for a long walk.
5. I started seeing a chiropractor who used kiniesology and functional medicine. (She's the one who recommended the detox and the knee braces.) If my knees hurt, I would go in and she would straighten them, by stretching whichever ligaments were too tight (I think that's how she described it) until the knees where strong enough to pass the tests. It hurt at the time, but the chronic pain went away within a day or two. (She also gave me supplements to adjust my hormones. Those issues are so much better now, too, and I no longer have to take the supplements.)

Now I can crawl around on the ground to put plants into the greenhouse without pain. I don't think I will ever be able to run again, which makes me sad, but not nearly as sad as not being able to walk across the kitchen.

Don't give up. Things can get better. Contact me if I can help you in any way.

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BUSYGRANNY5 2/18/2013 9:28AM

    Wow!!! You've come so far with your weight loss.... good for you... now you must find the inner will, strength and determination to keep on striving towards your goals, perhaps the issues you listed are enough to push you forward, also finding others who share the same concerns/fears, this is a perfect place for that! Just know that you are doing an AMAZING job of getting to where you want/need to be... Keep on keeping on!

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BLVINBUTTERFLYS 2/17/2013 9:21PM

    WOW big congrats on 150 lbs lost!

I went through this too, I have taken off 160 and I feel as though I just can;t go no more! But the fact is we can! We have to keep pushing, it will get better, it will get easier, we can do it!

You are such inspiration, hang in there!

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/17/2013 12:47PM

    I have some of the problems you mentioned. I know what it feels like to not carry so much weight; so when I start getting down about the problems, I try to focus on how much better I will feel once I lose more weight. I also think about how bad my knees are with 30 lbs. more weight on them. I can't always turn things into a positive, but it works as a motivator most times.
Like the other posters, I want to congratulate you on how much you have accomplished so far. There is no better predictor of future success than accomplishments of the past. Keep going and good luck.
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MINILOVER1 2/17/2013 5:40AM

    Congratulations on the 150# loss. That is an amazing achievement!! Think of how you felt when you were still carrying those pounds around. You may not think you are making progress but you really are!! You can do it with small steps. It won't happen overnight. Take one moment at a time and you will succeed. emoticon

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FITANDFIFTY2 2/17/2013 1:49AM

    Congratulions on your 150 lb weight loss! That is amazing!! You are such an achiever who has what it takes to make it all the way to goal... YOU ARE A WINNER! Hugs to you!!

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FISHER011 2/17/2013 12:45AM

    emoticon Amazing!
I like how you said it-this too shall pass!
I too suffer the depression of hurting & fear falling-I'm using a cane for balance.
Tired.
But cheer up! emoticon If you ever want to send me an email I'm here! I have the same feelings.
Take care & pat yourself on the back for being an awesome person & sharing. You are succeeding at your goals & I'm so happy for you! emoticon

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JAMER123 2/16/2013 10:36PM

    WOW! You are doing very well. The support is a big key to our weight loss and you have lost 150# which is fantastic!! We will help as we can. Keep in touch! Think about getting through one day at a time. Tomorrow comes & changes can be made if needed.
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ASHBUG1 2/16/2013 9:19PM

    i know exactly what your going through,
i have all the same problems and it can get discouraging at times i even dread going any place cause im not sure how far away we have to park to walk from car.
only way i get any thing done in house is i have a chair with wheels that i use to get around in.
but youve come this far thats quite a feat. emoticon

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BECKYSFRIEND 2/16/2013 8:30PM

    emoticon 150 lbs. emoticon stay strong emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 2/16/2013 7:33PM

    It will happen! I had all the same complaints and each of them has eased or disappeared! Keep on track day by day, you've come so far already! Look for those NSV sometimes they happen by surprise and you don't even realize it for a while. Good luck on your journey!

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IOEINC 2/16/2013 6:58PM

    emoticon on losing the 150 pounds!! Keep it up and onto the next weight loss goal!! We are all here for support and encouragement!!!


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ANY010113 2/16/2013 5:57PM

    I can relate to alot of these issues, i have Fibromylagia, and take each day as it comes, it does help having a helping physiotherapist on hand and having physical training too. It isn't easy but i take what i can to be able to make those simple movements so many people don't notice ...

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ISAVEDME80 2/16/2013 5:36PM

    you can do it. keep it in mind how far you have come. you are amazing and have come so far. God will take care of you if you throw all of your troubles to him.


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CATLADY52 2/16/2013 5:33PM

    Losing is great! emoticon You have to think of it as one step at a time.

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CATHYROSE40 2/16/2013 5:02PM

    Try not to let the road ahead get you down by looking at how far you have come. It might sound easier said than done, but try. Remember how hard you've worked to get where you are now, and how much better you probably already feel. We are all so proud of you and know you can do it. Please lean on us, we'll hold you up and support you in your down...and up times. Keep going.
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BEEJAY49 2/16/2013 4:52PM

    You have come so far and I'm so proud of you! I'm not in that situation but know that I know you can do this! HUGS!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 2/16/2013 4:42PM

    Congrats on on losing the 150 lbs. That is an awesome feat! One step, one day at a time is all any of us can do....if I can help, please let me know.

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