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welcome and good luck on your journey - sounds like you've got some good motivation to keep you going - be sure to check out more of the sparkteams and join in the discussions. I'm sure you'll find the many articles and videos of help as well.
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 48 lbs. in 2012 & 13 but gained 20 back!
Hello everyone! :)
My name is Jessica but you can call me Jess or Jessie. I'm 23 years young and have been overweight the majority of my life. I know if I just kick this weight, my heart problem will more than likely go away! I'm engaged to my fiance of 4 years now and we eventually want to have children someday soon. That alone is enough motivation to lose weight - who wants to be pregnant and not show? =/ On top of that, if I don't kick this weight now, the baby weight is not going to help me any! I want to be healthy for my kids, too, so here I am, back on Sparkpeople, trying to make a serious go at it this time!
While the doctors have never 'caught' what is wrong with my heart, I get something similar I suppose to a heart murmur. The best way I can describe it is it feels like my heart is pumping and then all of a sudden gets stuck. It stays like that for like a second or two before finally releasing and its like one LARGE thump all of a sudden, releasing everything that was 'stuck'! It never causes pain - it just really really worries me. Having 127 lbs to lose, though, I can easily see how my weight is a huge issue and if I don't kick this now, worse things could come!
Feel free to add me and say hi! :)
No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch!