To stop "yo-yo" weight gain-loss, we need to strive for a life time change. Small changes that you can live with forever. Be sure to take advantage of the many Sparks articles on depression, nutrition, etc. You can do it and benefit for the rest of your life. Blessings, Nadine
My name is Nadine and I live in Winter Haven, Fl
current weight: 161.4
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In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
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Hi Dolphin, And welcome Spark people offer you so many things. From articles that would motivate you and also teach you about living healthy and how to avoid illness. You can also track what you eat and exercise. We are here to support one another. So don't give up on yourself.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me
I am a 39 year young female. I have had trouble with my weight since I have been around 22 or so. I was always an extremely thin and slightly sickly child. And then I started dating someone who *really enjoyed their food*. Unfortunately, I begin starting to enjoy said food just as much. But, because of my bad knees, hips, and lack of stamina I have never been able to exercise very well.
Currently I am 230 pounds at 5'9". I have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. At times I have been able to lose weight. Back in 2005 I went from 220 to 125 pounds. I was on the migraine medicine "Topamax" at the time. I also cut out all alcohol and would walk 4 miles a day I was also using Slim Fast for breakfast and lunch. Unfortunately I had to stop taking "Topamax", because it should really be called "dopamax". It literally made me the village idiot. Also in 2006 I got divorced. I because very depressed and gained all of the weight that I had lost, plus some. Last year I went from 210 to 185, but then had another set back with the depression and have once again gained the weight back.
I am now trying to get at least down under 200 again. I am really feeling the extra weight, especially as I get older. I am really hoping that coming here and tracking my "stuff" might get me motivated again.
Well, thanks for listening, Dolphin
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