20,000-24,999 SparkPoints 22,620

Dear ME:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dear me,

You are NOT hopeless! This is what I deal with -- pain daily. I too was at 325-350 ish. My "losing" slowed but I am working on kicking it into gear.

First thought... if you can only walk for 2 min.. start there! But I am able to do MORE!!.... 5x = 10 min! which is more than you were doing. There are chair exercise videos or other beginning videos/DVDs available. ... Moving is Exercise (period).

Evaluate how much pain you can and want to tolerate versus the need to lose weight. When I did this, I was honest with myself.. I CAN do a lot more than I give myself credit for.. (I may pay for it the next day or later but *I Can!* do it) being honest about my ability forces me to do things I had stopped doing... such as bending to the floor... or getting down on my knees for fear of not being able to get up. Fear is not a reason to *stop* doing it. Pain is not a reason to stop doing it. I made these mistake years back, and I am now realizing, that I did a disservice to myself!! By stopping, and trying to avoid the pain I made my pain worse.

When I watch the 400+ lb. people on TV & Biggest Loser one of the first things the trainers did, was make them move and press beyond what they thought they are capable of . Flat onto the floor, and then get up, over and over again… for hours and hours. IF they (whose knees often can’t even hold their weight) can do it for an hour(s), I can spend the time doing it for 10 min a day – no matter what!! No excuses!!

Do they take into consideration the injuries, yes! Did they take into consideration, their “Limitations,” - NO!! The trainer pushed the client beyond what the client thought was possible. So get honest with yourself, stop using excuses, and press beyond what limits you have set for yourself!!!

(Some suggestions)

Eat veggies and fruit. If you are starving/ravenous, eat veggies.. many of them take more to digest than the calories you are in taking with them.

eat small meals... 5 or 6 smaller meals is better for you... and know once you do this you will gain a bit of weight the first 2 weeks... but that's ok... it will come off soon...because our bodies go in starvation mode... by eating consistantly your body is learning it can depend on the calories you are intaking.

TRACK YOUR FOOD. yes i typed that in caps... be honest with yourself and what goes in your mouth...this gives you the info you need to see what can be cut.. in 2 weeks or 3 from now.

Use the resources! use them :) and yes, i and you *know* what to do.. it is the choice.. one choice at a time that changes our lives!

Speak with your dr about exercising... and also see if any suppliments could be of help..I found an amino acid that helps the thyroid absorb the chemicals that are made.... Fish oil helps my cholesterol, my Vit D3 level are very low... so i take a lot per day... add B-complex for more energy, etc...
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    1811 days ago
  • BDH1970
    Keep up the good work! Follow your plan, and you'll notice the changes right away :) emoticon
    1823 days ago
  • FISHER011
    One step at a time, even if on some days they are baby steps!
    Great letter! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Don't over do it & have a set back- I did this & the pain was unbearable in my knees!
    I weigh a lot & my weight is impacting my feet & knees...
    You're doing great & I like your winning attitude- keep up the great job & for suggesting ?'s for Dr. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1824 days ago
    You are awesome and don't ever let anyone ever tell you anything different. This is a great letter -- keep up the awesomeness!
    1824 days ago
    Go, Grrl!
    1824 days ago
  • ICEANGEL0531
    Your suggestions are sound and sensible. Slow & steady = healthy & longer lasting results.
    1824 days ago
    I watched biggest loser last sunday, those poor people were challenged to do sit-ups until the last man standing (well, sitting).
    can you believe what they accomplished in their sixth week?
    between 500 and 600! crazy.

    go slow, small encouraging steps at a time, don't burn yourself. you can do it, for sure.
    1824 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.