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SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (250,105)
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11/20/12 10:31 P

I wonder if you are thinking that you should be able to walk as much as you used to, right from the 'get go' ??? Remember the BABY STEPS!! This means starting off with small changes and allowing your mind/body to get used to them. In time you will be back on track.

I hope that you have got good input from your Dr as to what exercise is recommended and what is best left alone! That is very important too!

Good luck, and remember - you lost before and you WILL again!

CRYSCHAN SparkPoints: (5,268)
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11/20/12 2:14 P

Thank you so much. My head knows it's one day at a time. Praying for courage and perserverance. Happy Thanksgiving!

11/20/12 2:11 P

I'm also starting over. I gained weight this year, much of what I had just lost the year before. It can be disheartening. Like the previous poster said, taking it one day at a time. It seems like it will take forever but those months will come and go no matter what... might as well do our best.

BELLYDOG Posts: 2,459
11/20/12 1:56 P

I know what you mean. I had surgery in July and I did lose about 7 pounds that month despite the surgery. I was moving along really well, really positive and gung ho. And then I had to go back in August for more surgery. I was totally bummed out. I had a lot more trouble with the second surgery. I didn't bounce back as quickly as I had the first time. I only lost 2 pounds in August. My body started hurting again. It was as if the weight I was at was the same as when I had started in May, even though I was 20 pound lighter. I struggled in September and October too. I lost only 3 pounds each month. At the beginning of November I decided to re-set my goals. 10 pounds before the end of the year. I am increasing the amount of walking I am doing. Going out multiple times each day to bring the mileage up. My feet hurt if I do more than 2.5 miles. But if I do it twice a day, I can get 5 miles in and my feet don't hurt! Already I am down 4 pounds this month. If you haven't purchased or read "The Spark", you might get it at the library and start reading it. Start over at the beginning to build momentum. Don't focus on what you used to be able to do. Focus on where you are now and how you improve on that each day or week. Look at the positives!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
11/20/12 1:27 P

one day at a time

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11/20/12 1:20 P

I am recovering from surgery after dealing with a lot of head, neck, shoulder and arm pain since March. I had a bulging disc that was torn and pressing against my spinal cord. I decided on surgery after steroid shots and other medicine did not work. Surgery ended up being the best option. I wish I had made the decision sooner.

Now I have to deal with losing the weight I gained over the past few months. I had lost 38 lbs over the past year, but I have gained back 20. I am trying hard to reinstate healthy habits I had formed (very limited to no sugar, lots of water, exercising). But it has been very hard to even walk for as long as I used to.

Still trying because I know I need to. It can be discouraging when I have not even had a 5 day victory streak.

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