Hello my name is Melody, 52 yrs young, dragging around an unnesessary 100 pounds. Grew up lean and gorgeous. Had my children, where the wt started creeping. After military retirement, with no one to boss me around, it has crept steadily. I got pneumonia July 08, already having COPD, it was a difficult and lengthy recovery. It was months before I could even start doing housework because I was constantly out of breath. Then Jan 09, I was hospitilzed for respirtatory distress and hypoxia. All those steriods really blew me up, and frankly I have not been able to loose any of the weight I have gained from being inactive and sick. The good news is that I have stayed stable for a yr with this weight not gaining. However it is time to really get going, middle age makes it even more challanging. I am still on oxygen concentrator at night, and have plenty of inhalers, but excersize and fitness is the best medicine overall. It feels good not to feel like I am alone anymore in this struggle!
Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live..."John Rohm"
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