HONEYSUCKLEROSE and to the team and back to SP...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.
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Gosh, we have a few things in common! My surgery last year, my appt Friday with podiatrist because of stuff going on with right foot, used to live in Texas, LOVE horses, cats, dogs...... We could be twins! Seriously, your post cracked me up.
Yikes, I'm having surgery in a couple of weeks and I'm trying not to let it stress me that I won't be able to work out at all (as opposed to just not working out because I'm sometimes lazy...ha ha).
I'm going to have to deal with stress eating too...already have been struggling with that. I know I'll be ok in the long run. And getting my foot fixed is going to take care of the stress of the pain that I'm feeling now.
Sorry, just had a tiny meltdown in someone else's intro thread. I think I'll need to hang around this team a lot for a while, for moral support.
Edited by: MARILYNROBERT at: 6/19/2013 (23:52)
***Marilyn*** in far west Texas (MST)
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I just had to go back to square one: make sure I did at LEAST 10 minutes of SOMETHING every day, had one more fruit or veggie, cut out one treat........slow, but getting there & next month is one year anniversary of surgery, so.......VERY slow, but I never quit & never left SP. Where would I go
OMG, I can SO relate! Had been on over a two-year streak for exercise, was at one of my lowest weights until I had surgery last July & WHAMMO! I was 'off my feed,' so to speak, for almost two months. Needless to say, within a few months I gained about 15# back & 3 mos. after surgery, had a TIA (mild stroke), which only affects my memory a bit. Since both my sister & I have both had them--& she's had numerous ones--we laugh when we're trying to think of a word, or name of a film/actor or try to remember something. I used to get impatient with her --thank goodness since she lives in TX & I live in IL, so she couldn't see my face as I got annoyed while I waited for her to come up with something! But regardless of what's going on, I know sugar is not good for me; & like most of us, we're not usually satisfied with 'just a little,' which is why I try to eliminate virtually all, except for maybe 1 or 2 special treats a month. Thanks for sharing some history, & !
Welcome, Honey SuckleRose!! I have an amazingly similar story to yours and finally got serious about cuttng back on my sugar and artificial sweetener intake earlier this year. Expect to feel WORSE before you start feeling better! I had such a headache for several days, which tempts you to eat some sugar to stop the pain, but then you do start to feel better! Good Luck to you as you start to cut back, and we will be here if you need support!! Best of Luck to you on your Journey... :-)
Hi! I just joined the team. I started SP in July 2010, lost 67 pounds, became very active, had major surgery and lost all my motivation. I've gained back 30 pounds and have been struggling since surgery in Dec 2011 to get moving and get healthy. I'm currently struggling through some weird symptoms and vertigo. Last week I became VERY conscious of just how much sugar I'm eating. I've decided it is my go to stress reliever when anything overwhelming comes up or I'm feeling under the weather. I'm on day 2 of reducing my sugar intake. I decided to reduce instead of eliminate for starters. I'm worried I wouldn't be able to handle a total elimination of sugar, yet. It doesn't help that my husband loves his sweet desserts, so I'm hoping this is rub off on him, too. ;-)
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