Welcome to the team. You have been given really good advice, so will not repeat here. Each one of us has one life, and no more. The puzzle is to figure out how best to manage what we have to the best of our ability. And that can be such a challenge. Just remember this--you have a team to support you, team mates who believe in you, and team mates who share your struggle. We need each other! Welcome to a shared journey.
Welcome - Glad you are released for normal activity. Now you want to get into some "not-so-normal" activity. Seriously though, start with a couple of things and make them habits - exercise by doing something you ENJOY (I LOVE the pool and combine exercise, socialization, and stress relief into ONE FUN ACTIVITY). Don't look at this as a CHORE but rather think of it as a series of CHOICES. Do things to not only make it EASIER and MORE FUN for you. Chair exercises and water exercises both offer low impact and adjustable levels of workout. In my water aerobics class we have people who are 90 and those who are 18 and BOTH get a good workout for THEIR bodies and have fun too.
Some people find it easier to pick ONE exercise goal and ONE food goal to start with - for instance a good exercise goal for someone who has been on restrictive activity is to simply PLAN for a 5-15 minute walk after a meal (there is research that suggested that 15 minutes after each meal will help regulate blood sugars better than a long session will) - start with 5 and work up to 15 if you need to. Your food goal could be anything - a good one might be that you are going to drink a specific number of glasses of water each day - depending on what you normally drink, the number could be as low as ONE MORE or as much as the 8 glasses that many recommend. You select the specific goals and create YOUR plan. Have fun, don't beat yourself up for not being perfect (secret - NONE of us are), don't keep quitting and starting over - stick to it and even when you have a day when it feels like you made ALL THE WRONG CHOICES - look for even a tiny thing you did RIGHT and celebrate that and make plans for the next time you face similar challenges.
Have fun and enjoy your journey. Listen to your body and don't overdo it when you start out - it is a surefire recipe for FEELINGS of failure.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
So glad you're feeling better!!! Take it one day at a time and one step at a time. Go slow at first.
I've noticed that you haven't yet started your Start Page. I'd advise you to do that. Go to My Trackers (click), go to My Spark Points (click), scroll down to One Time Challenges and then on down to Create My Spark Page (click) and go from there.
Be sure to eat your three meals a day AND your 2-3 snacks a day to keep your BSs more even as well as to keep you from over eating at your next meal as well as to keep you from slipping into hypoglycemia (low BS) which can come on very quickly and is actually more dangerous than hyperglycemia because of that reason. Drink your water and get your 8 hours of sleep each night.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any of us and we will be glad to help you in any way we can as well as to give you all the encouragement you need to go through your journey because YOU ARE WORTH IT!!! and together
One Day At A Time Dear Jesus!!!
Not looking at how many # to go but back and how many #s I've already lost!!!
current weight: 185.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,950) Posts: 5 7/1/13 9:00 P
I have been very sick lately and now that as of today the doctor has cleared me to go back to normal activities, I have to start back at the beginning in exercise. I have lost weight but I am out of the shape I had accomplished now I have to build back up to 30 min of walking , I weigh 315lbs but that is a lower number. I am proud of that but need to get back to moving again!
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