I'm Pam and have been on and off of sparkpeople.com for years. Had a lot of success about two years ago but fell off my wagon a year and a half ago. Lost some ground. Not completely starting over, but bad enough.
High blood pressure has brought me back. Got pretty scared and dashed off to the doctor. I'm on medication now and have to watch my salt intake pretty closely. I remember I had the sparkpeople cookbook and got it off the shelf, dusted off the cover and now I'm trying my best to make the best of it. Trying not to be scared but just take it a day at a time.
I can't exercise for three weeks. I can take a daily walk, but that's it. In three weeks, back to the doctor to see if the medication is doing it's thing and if I feel okay she may clear me for more intensive exercise...
First time in my life my HEALTH has kept me from doing what I need to be doing. I know I can do this, but I was overwhelmed today. I felt like I spent my whole day thinking about food. Not hungry, just trying to figure out what TO eat that was OKAY to eat...I guess like everything in life, if it were easy everybody would be doing it and would be thin.
I've struggled to find my place on the boards. Have never really connected with anyone. I'm hoping the cookbook group might be the one for me.
Looking forward to getting to know you all....
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
| Pounds lost: 14.0