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Flash forward from 1-3-12

Friday, January 03, 2014

Wow, I just reviewed my blog from the date 1-3-12. A lot has happened in that while. Most recently as of 12-19-13 I had a pain pump implant put in for arthritis etc in my lower back. I am starting to feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel after majority of 2013 I was sidelined and not active at all like I wanted. Today was another reprogramming or adjustment to increasing the medication. Besides the small side effect of itching, the pain relief is better. I've got one more tweaking coming up after which focus on the next 2-4 weeks of healing up before can resume or get back into exercise,hiking etc that I have missed and paid for dearly.
Last March I was down to 236# today weighed in at 288#. I have 52# that I regained, that I will be re-losing. But at this point in my life I'm ok with that. I have gone thru a roller coaster of health issues that had taken their toll on my physically and mentally, notice I said HAD! Frankly I was I bit scared to get back on the scale to see the damage, I had been afraid I was going to be back into the 300's # after I had vowed never to go there again.
I also know I've got clothes in the closet that will fit me thru to get back down to 236#. I would love to be under the 200 mark before next fall and a vacation we are planning. Goals, goals and more goals. I'm at the standpoint in my life that I know not to be too hard on myself, but yet I know I will have to do a bit of reprogramming and challenges to myself to do it. I know I can, can you? Will you challenge yourself with me?

My goal is to lose 15 or more pounds by the end of March!
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NEPTUNE1939 1/3/2014 3:55PM

    I too had a series of health issues; joined SP, took a nutrition course for diabetics, took a 12-week cardiac rehab stint for cardio, and started strength training.

Learned to eliminate the majority of processed foods including those frozen and canned, all types of sodas including diet (but not healthy beer emoticon ), and sugar & sugar products.

Started walking 30-minutes EVERYDAY; sometimes doing a racetrack pattern in the house to my current 60 to 90 minute walk. Started strength training using light weights and worked up to my powerlifting Olympic weights.

I've been at it now for 3-years even with my bouts of arthritis. I've learned a lot but primarily building even small amounts of muscle burns the fat while supporting the body and my heart - which is also a muscle.

You've had it rough but you have a great attitude and the will. That will over turn adversity every time. God bless your efforts emoticon Earl

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