On the Biggest Loser (TV show) this season, there is a contestant named Arthur who weighs over 500 pounds and has severe health problems. This past week, he had an infection and was unable to exercise, yet spent most of the week in the pool - doing what he could. I find him to be incredibly motivating. There's always something we can do, even if it's very small or focused on mental (rather than physical) fitness. I wish you luck on your journey!
"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." -- William Shedd
Pounds lost: 31.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,582) Posts: 322 1/18/11 9:31 A
I also started out this program (began 1/1) with some health issues and was unable to work out. Just do what you can (I know, it can feel VERY frustrating), but when your body is ready, you can do more. If you push it too hard too soon, you'll just end up setting yourself back even more. Listen to your body, it will tell you when you are ready!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,237) Posts: 161 1/17/11 12:30 P
Any time I am bed bound or ill or can't workout for one reason or another I have other options for my fitness minutes. Like reading articles on nutrition and fitness, reading a health magazine, watching a health program, writing and planning goals, journalling about my health. Sure, I'm not burning any calories doing those things, but it all counts toward the final goal, a healthier body and mind!
It also helps me feel like I'm doing something to farther my goals, so I don't feel so frustrated.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. (F. Douglass)
current weight: 240.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,548) Posts: 4,096 1/16/11 6:50 P
to SparkPeople and to the Class of Dec. 26-Jan. 1 team - I'm sorry that you are having such a tough time with your health -
Do what you can, as you can - take care of yourself - you can always rack up those SparkPoints even if fitness & tracking won't work for you right now - and you can always be active on the message boards, too -
Take care of yourself!
Be gentle towards all that is unsolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves --Rilke
It's never too late to be or do what you might have been or done!
Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different---MEZZOANGEL
Team Leader/Co-leader for Central MA Sparkers!, THIS is What a Feminist Looks Like, Eastern Star, and Psychologists et al. team
current weight: 197.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 5 1/16/11 6:39 P
I began this program after the new year began, but have had some physical problems in the meantime, diverticulitis and now a pelvic abcess. So I've been on a diet of clear liquid only, and have probably lost a few pounds. That's the only good part. I hope to be ready to continue with planning my diet, exercising, etc. soon.
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