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8/27/07 10:40 P

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Been there---Done that. Now having to do the lifestyle maintenance part. My heaviest was 240lbs now 146lbs But I still have to take it 1 day at a time and 1 meal at a time. Kinda like an Addict huh?
As long as I take the baby steps I don't get frustrated at how far I must travel. Hang in there we're all with you.

"Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.”
Norman Vincent Peale


 
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8/27/07 10:00 P

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I think there are many of us here who have been where you are. I am 5'1" and weighed about 192 at one point on the doctor's scale. When I had to get a size 18 in a skirt I said I can't do this. I was as round as I was tall! No joking! My daughter introduced me to SP. My life has changed from that day forward. I know you can do it, so stay positive and hang in here! I still have a way to go but I can wear some 10's and 12 in petite.

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8/27/07 2:18 P

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I really honestly know you can do it! I slid between a father, IV pole and a pleuravac yesterday with my rear up over the sink to reach for the 02... I swear there was like a two inch space. I thought for sure everything would come crashing down (which is typical for me...) But it didn't. I thought I was the only person in the world who thought that THIS was a huge weight loss milestone... but it sounds like you'd understand! =)

Every pound makes the next one easier - the asthma, the cholesterol, the OA, etc - will get better and better and better. So gradually, maybe, that you don't realize it - but it is happening!

Best best best of luck you!

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8/27/07 11:11 A

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we all can attest to that.........been there.........done that........syndrome!!!!!
we need to forget yesterday and move on..........look at today.............its a new day,a new beginning,a new start of a whole way of life,that will allow us to enjoy a more healthy lifestyle,that we create for ourselves.......good luck and hugs to all .................lita


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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8/27/07 11:00 A

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I am familiar with the problem of fitting in between the critical care equipment. At my heaviest, 247, I had quite the problem. Now, as 3-11 supervisor, my problems are few. I certainly can fit in the hall. That doesn't make me feel better tho. I have had a bad couple of weeks and ate way over what I should have. This morning I am back on track, but once again am disgusted with myself for all the time I have lost(and all the weight I haven't) had I stuck to my guns. Well, mno use crying about it. Back to square one. I CAN DO IT!

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8/27/07 1:30 A

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22 lbs is a great start. Go to the grocery store and lift two 10lb sacks of potatos and then tell me 22 lbs isn't significant.

If you keep up as you are, in 4 years you'll have hit your goal. It probably took at least that long to put on that much weight. On the other hand if you give up, in 4 years you'll be right where you are now. Plus although it isn't my specialty, all the papers I've read say that just losing 10-15% of your starting body weight usually has a positive effect on metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, etc.

I too got myself to a point where I needed to lose 100 lbs. I work in an office so never had the dilemma of working between all the critical care equipment, but I can't wait to take a plane flight and not worry about squishing the person next to me.

Good luck and keep trying!

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8/26/07 3:18 P

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welcome aboard..........we can all relate to your story............we are here for each other whether for support or to cheer one another along...........good luck as your journey on and hugs to you...........lita


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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8/26/07 3:02 P

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Unfortunately, I've been there, done that...better caretaker for others than I was for myself for many, many years! I have a feeling there are others on this Team who can relate also.

The good news is that it's never too late to get rolling and take gentle care of ourselves!

You've been off to a great start, congrats!

Welcome aboard, stick with the Spark and you'll be doing fine!

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8/26/07 2:26 P

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You can attain your goal...you have made the first step...you have already started to loss weight and believe me every little bit counts...I am an ER nurse..almost four years ago I felt the same way as you do today...but things have changed for me...It takes a whole lot of commitment, dedication, and discipline...this weight loss thing is a lifestyle change...I've had to come to that realization...this is a journey....a long trip...Good luck...I'm here for you...drop by my sparkpage anytime...... emoticon

I am not perfect......when I have a bad diet day.......it's okay because tomorrow is a new day and a new beginning...


 
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8/26/07 2:09 P

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hello & welcome...

I haven't acquired any health issues...but I'm aging & obese...I really hate the word obese...I've never felt obese...anyway...back to the subject at hand...I really needed to live a healthier lifestyle...& in doing so...the weight is coming off...I'm really excited about my progress...& my future...

so I wish you the absolute best...

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8/26/07 1:51 P

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Hello from the Philly area. I'm new to SP but am not new to the problem of obesity. I can hardley admit it to myself, let alone all of you! I am so ashamed of myself for letting myself get to this point. I have 80 lbs more to lose, but I have lost 22 over the last year. I am happy about that , but on the other hand, it isn't good enough. I take care of patients in critical care every day that are paying the price for their poor diets and obesity. I should know better. I should have done somthing before I was the patient! Now I have Metobolic syndrome... NIDDM, HTN, ^CHOL, plus asthma OA that keeps me from enjoying activity. Just getting up is an effort. I must sound like a whiner but I just wanted to say that many of us must have this same problem or there would not be a teame for us. I am so glad that I happened on to this site. I know I need the support of a team. I look foreward to the day when I reach my health goals and can slide between a vent, 3IV poles, and my patient with out knocking something over!











































































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