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The beginning

Monday, February 10, 2014

I have always struggled with a weight problem, and over the last 3 years it has really gotten out of hand. I ended up in the hospital in 2012 with cardiomyopathy ( its a heart muscle condition) and in order for me to recover from it, I had to do way less around the house, no lifting, no long walks nothing to strenuous. That really drove me nuts, just sitting around, So i would try to do stuff, carrying laundry bins up the stairs, or washing floors, but I would just get tired easy.

Depression set in, and eating to feel better just became second nature to me. So time went on, and I some how ended up all the medications for my heart condition and Thought I had a new chance again, I started out with walks, a better diet and a healthy life, but I was already to depressed with the ordeal of my heart, that I gave up so easy.

Nov 2013 - My heart is much better shape, but I am now a type 2 diabetic, ( shocked right? ) lol - Did not think so. I am on metformin, and told I can get off the meds, if I lose some weight, So here I am. I am going to take a BIG crack at it now, Since I saw my doctor in November I have lost.. When I saw him I was at 280 lbs and when I stepped on the scale 2 weeks ago i was 263lbs.

I figured if I lost that, with not changing to much, just doing more around the house, and cutting out some junk food.. I made these changes in a week.

- Eating breakfast
- no more reg/diet pop
- more water
- yoga

I am now down to 231lbs.

I don't really see the loss, or feel it.
so I hope my scale is not lying :D

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    it's important to measure so you can see where you are losing an inch here and an inch there.
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    1499 days ago
  • POSEY440
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    Fantastic progress, AXANDAH! Well done. It's true we don't always feel the progress, but it's constantly there at the cellular level as long as we keep faithfully doing the right things. As the Brits said during WW2, "Keep calm and carry on.".
    Your heart is much happier now than it was at 280.

    1499 days ago
  • --DEBY--

    every change counts... 1 step at a time...

    congrats ... You can do it..

    Wishing you an AWEsome Week ~Deby
    1499 days ago
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