Welcome back, Patricia. It's great that you have picked up the crochet hobby. It might help you not to eat when you are bored, as you mentioned that you do (I do the same). I try to work on scrapbooking. It keeps my hands busy and you can't eat while doing it!
Welcome Back Patricia! I have just signed up a couple weeks ago. I too am fascinated by this site. I wish it had been available all the years I was doing my YoYo dieting. But I am focusing on the here and now. My weight lose campaign started this time just because I could not seem to get up and move without it being painful on some part of my body. My doctor kept telling just get up and move it will start feeling better. Dang, you know he was right! By the time I lost my first 5 pounds it was amazing how much better I feel. No knee pain, no back pain I could not believe it and it sure has motivated me to keep moving. Some days better than others but I am getting there. And there is no more beating myself up for past poor taste. Hang in there it will happen. Cleo
Welcome back Patricia, this site can be a little intimidating but if you spend some time exploring you'll see its awesome. There are some really good articles about exercise and nutrition and I have really enjoyed the recipes. I believe like you do that as you loose weight those ailments will fall off just like the weight. Learn to enjoy the journey and make small goals instead of trying to look at the whole trail.
My name is Patricia. I have been here before but I guess I wasn't ready....but am now !!!! I am so looking forward to feeling and being healthy within my health limitations. I am hoping that some of my illnesses will disappear. I do have some chronic disabilities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis and scoliosis. Being 242 lbs does make any of these any better.I deal with a very unsettled body . I never know how my body will feel from day to day and that makes consistent exercise difficult but hopefully not impossible I sure would like to support others on their journey and have support for me. WOW there is sooooo much to take in on this site!!!!!!! This time around I want take full advantage of everything that I can. I live with 2 cats. I collect books, movies and music. I am learning to crochet .... interesting concept with cats that love wool :) My downfall is eating when I am bored, so I hope to get really involved with this site and meet some cool people. Patricia
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