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welcome to the Team. I wish you success in your journey. It's a hard road but I've found that the support and encouragement I receive from my Spark Friends helps keep me going. Be sure to check out other forums 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!
Hi, I'm Mandy and 27 years old. I'm 90 pounds over weight. 7 years ago during a pregnancy I was diagnosed with CHF. I delivered early and went on medication. I did not parent the baby. I weighed 267 pounds at that time and quickly dropped down to 155 thanks to not eating and all of the lasix. My cardiologist released me from his care after my EF raised to 50%. I became pregnant shortly after and became a single mom. I dealt with depression, and all of the raw emotions that I had buried with my first pregnancy. Now I am overweight, tired, and experiencing palpitations. I've checked with my family doctor to ensure there isn't a relapse. Turns out I'm just fat. Hurts to hear that if I just would lose weight I would feel better. My husband is not overweight. It's hard to come to terms with my unhealthy habits and I am hoping this will be a great first step.
Edited by: MRSMANDYELL at: 9/29/2013 (13:33)