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Prior to injury in racing form.

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I'm a married 43 year old mother of 2 amazing children. I've been dealt a hand that has left me dealing with chronic pain which I am determined to get under control along with my "pain eating". After marrying my husband in 2000, our weight both ballooned. After the birth of our daughter, we realized we were not being the best role models. The Biggest Loser TV Show started on TV and my husband and I both jumped on that band wagon and we both lost the weight through our own self-developed biggest loser challenge. Of course, we then decided to have another child, so the heavy exercise and dieting was replaced with simple healthy eating and light exercise. Once we had my son, we again got back on the train and I got to my goal weight. I started running lots of races and it seemed like nothing was easier than to maintain that lifestyle. Unfortunately though, an injury followed by 4 surgeries through 2011 and 2012 has now left me with chronic pain that only gets worse with sitting, standing, walking and definitely no more running. I find it hard just to get out of my few "comfortable positions", laying on my right side or laying on my back with left leg over the back of the couch very hard because everything else hurts. Going through weight loss is hard enough, but now throw in the challenge of pain no matter what I do and this is by far the biggest challenge of my life. I reach for the sugar (ice cream or chocolate) when the pain is too severe and the quick fix of a chocolate high is too tempting. I cook "cereal and milk" for lunch because cooking just takes too much time and effort. Now that I am back to where I started in 2004, I have to put forth the effort, again for my children, and ALSO for me...because losing the weight can only help my constant depression from the pain (and the weight gain itself) and hopefully the pain itself. I have been off and on the diet since October 2014 and i have literally gone nowhere, im actually continuing to gain weight! Fighting Chronic Pain has not allowed me to be consistent AT ALL. I feel like I am fighting so hard but with no results. Nothing that worked before works now because my body is in a constant state of fight or flight from the pain. Will I ever be able to lose this weight?

Member Since: 10/1/2014

Fitness Minutes: 40,329

My Goals:
My goals are to manage my pain, eat healthier and exercise DESPITE THE PAIN. My goal is to take my life back.

My Program:
I want to track my food intake and exercise to help manage my chronic pain and help with the digestive issues that have risen due to all of the medications I am taking.

Personal Information:
We moved into our dream home in an amazing community in 2010, just 3 months prior to my injury that changed our lives.
Prior to my injury I had successfully lost a total of 80 pounds and kept it off for years. Over the past 3 and 1/2 years since my injury and resultant chronic pain, 50 pounds have slowly crept back on. I let the pain get the best of me, but NO MORE! It's now time for me to take back my life.

Other Information:
At one point, my motto was "Everything's gonna be alright..." but recently that has evolved.

"Everything's gonna be alright...and if it's not then it's not the end."

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  • v PAULA3420
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    270 days ago
    Hi!! I saw your comment on the article of 40 things to do when u don't want to work out article.

    I'm also dealing with my foot,,,,hairline fractures .in my ever ongoing foot that's ick!!

    Have you tried chair exercises, but DO NOT involved your foot/feet? How about weights that are done with just your arms while sitting down? Shoot on YouTube I've found quite a few beginning yoga videos that I can do, but do NOT do the poses involving any wright on my foot,,feet .Instead I just sit on my rump,,,and do leg stretches without in a way that'll stress my foot further .

    I feel for you .though not easy,,,,movements help my moods. I also brought a knee scooter. Yrpeah!! Today I went for a "walk" with my foot up resting .My insurance wouldn't cover it and I've been going thru this sine 2014,,, the 200 I spent on it has given me relief while being mobile as I can. Tomorrow I do not any weight on it other than in my place .many hugs!!!

    PS: just read your pageee,, inspiring!!

    356 days ago

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    Jennifer, WELCOME to the Keep Walking With Jesus team! It is a wonderful and uplifting group. Embracing you in friendship, support and hugs. Have a beautiful and blessed Wednesday.

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    1322 days ago
  • v KIRSTEN1962
    HI! thanks you for stopping by my blog and for the support! I am sorry to hear you were injured and are in pain, and I hope you can work around it to get healthier. I added you as a friend. emoticon
    1581 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Welcome to "YOU ARE NOT ALONE" .. We are so excited to have you accept our invitation and are looking forward to working with you on your journey towards fitness and faith. Just jump on in and start posting to the wall, team blogs and visit team member pages, let's get to know each other and support one another!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1621 days ago
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