Friday, April 19, 2013
My name is Pam. I'm new on SP. I just started on 4/15. But, I'm not new to dieting and losing weight. I need to lose at least 100 lbs. I was dieting and lost 50 lbs. Then I couldn't lose any more. I started going to a gym and I love it, but the weight still wouldn't budge. I was toning and building muscles and that was ok with me. Because I knew if I kept it up I would have to start losing weight at some point.
Then I had to go for a simple test and found out the medication I was on was doing damage to my colon so I had to give it up. I have fybromyalgia. and I didn't want to take the other medicine offer to me. I stopped going to the gym because I was in too much pain. Then on top of that I hurt my right knee. I gave up and went on the medication the doctor wanted me on. I got very depressed during that time and I gained 40 lbs.
It is now 7 months since I last went to the gym. The medication is working for the fybromyalgia. I live in Virginia and I took a trip to Florida. While I was down there the weather was warm. The weather, along with taking care of myself, helped. My knee is now better.
But now, I'm embarrassed to go back to the gym because of the weight gain.
I have lost 100 lbs. twice in my life and ended up putting most of it back on. It is now a lot harder for me to lose weight. I need people to talk to who know what I'm going thru. I'm hoping to find people on here to help me and allow me to encourage them on their weight loss journey.
I do know that this has to be a lifestyle change. I didn't gain all this weight overnight and I can't take it off overnight. I am hoping to reach my weight goal around May 2014. I know that sounds like a long time to me, but, it will be here before I know it.