LARAE329's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LARAE329 LARAE329's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Finally Made the Decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4375295 My medical doctor and I have had an on going battle for the past two years. She has been trying to convince me to have weight loss surgery and I flat out refused. My logic was if I didn't need surgery to gain the weight then I don't want to use surgery to lose the weight. I never thought that having the surgery was an easy way out. I know that it means drastic changes in your lifestyle and I wasn't sure I could commit to it. <BR> As the years passed my health problems have gotten worse. My b... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:56:19 EST Happy to be Alive and Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2376284 Lately I have been hearing about so many people dying of massive heart attacks and this scared me. Many of these people were younger than I am now. I know I have high blood pressure and I take meds for it I am hoping once I lose the weight I won't have to take the meds anymore. My best friend of 36 years died to a massive heart attack and she wasn't on any meds at all. For a while I wondered why her, why am I still here with all the health issues I have and she didn't have any. Now I know tha... Sat, 5 Sep 2009 19:52:00 EST New Attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2284798 It has been a while since I blogged and it is way overdue. I have learned that I am my own worst enemy in losing weight. I know what I should eat, I know that I have to exercise yet I am still obese. Why?... because I am lazy and I procrastinate. I put off working saying each day I will start tomorrow and yet I will end up going months without working out. When I do workout I notice that I eat healthier. <BR> <BR> It took me a while but I think I have found the right exercise format for me.... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 21:14:12 EST Life is Never Boring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1445331 Every time I think things are going well something happens to turn my life upside down. I am now dealing with having to make a career change. This is major for me, since I have spent the last 7yrs doing what I am doing and prior to that I spent 5 yrs preparing for it. Now what? I don't want to make this change but have to. I am trying really hard to not let this depress me or send me on eating binges. I have enough health issues already I don't need anymore. I am grateful for my friends and f... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 09:58:50 EST Tired and Unmotivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1355388 You would think with all the health issues I have, arthritis, high blood pressure, herniated discs, ocular hypertension, that I would be motivated to lose weight. I know what I need to do to lost the weight but I can't seem to get up and get active. I am my own worst enemy. Instead of exercising I sit around being a couch potato and watch television. If it wasn't for work I would be even bigger. At least at work I have to move around and walk up and down a hallway. Although I am tired of bein... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 22:55:41 EST