Struggle - UGH! Advice/prayers welcomed!!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

I can't seem to beat this!! I want to be healthy and look/feel great, but can't seem to get where I need to be. I have called the bariatric clinic again, but really don't want to go that route. I know there are so many people that have done this without surgery, so why can't I!? One of my doctors says that I can't do the amount of exercise that is required to lose the amount of weight I need to lose because of my health conditions. Should I listen to him and go for the surgery, or keep trying?? This is such a wonderful resource and I know it works - maybe I just need to pray for more dedication.

I just returned from a 7 week stay in Florida at my parents house. While there, my taste changed. I know this may sound silly, but at 39 I now have a craving for peppers and vegetables I never liked before. Is this an answered prayer? Quite possibly :) I went to the store last night and bought peppers, onions, squash, etc to make kabobs. I did not buy anything that was unhealthy. I was proud of my hubby and I. God, give me the strength to be dedicated this time!! I AM MISERABLE :(
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    You all are amazing! Thx so much for your encouragement. I love SP!
    2994 days ago
  • TRACYG0625
    Well, from personal experience I can tell you the bariatric surgery isn't a guarantee of success either. I had a lap band put in (oh my I can't even remember the year!) Anyway, the long and short of it is I lost some weight, and was able to keep it off but not enough to warrant going through surgery. I still have 100 lbs to lose and am dealing with it the old fashioned way. I don't have any major health problems, but have had to deal with foot issues for the last 2 years that made exercise difficult/painful. Just keep plugging along and take it one step at a time. I went from doing chair exercises (staying off my feet) to walking and this past weekend I started running. It is a long and difficult journey, but are there any other kind? emoticon I know you can!

    I just got my mojo back after about a month of frustration/depression. Just take one thing at a time and one step at a time and you will get there. Good Luck and keep us posted. We are here for you and I will keep you in my prayers!
    2995 days ago
  • LOSER05
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    2995 days ago
  • LOSER05
    first of all get rid of that dr. I have never heard of a dr. that says something like that. you can lose it with exercise, it will take time, but thats for everone.
    2995 days ago
    It sounds to me like your prayer is being answered. Try it and see. emoticon
    2996 days ago
  • no profile photo FITJANE6
    I think you can do this on your own! We all struggle when we start out! I only have 20 pounds to lose, but I was so out of shape, I could only walk around my house when I started. Then I walked in my neighborhood. When I began to run, I could only do one minute at a time. That was in 2009. This year, I am going to run my first 5K.

    I also know a woman who was in a similar situation to you. She had lots of health conditions, and her doctor told her she wouldn't be able to do enough to lose weight by exercising, and recommended bariatric surgery, which she didn't want.
    She didn't listen to that doctor. Each night, she went to the bottom step in her house, and stepped up, then stepped down. Each night she did a tiny bit more, doing as much as she could. She did that for a year-and lost 50 pounds! She still has the health problems, and a long way to go, but she knows she can do it on her own, no matter what anyone tells her!

    YOU CAN TOTALLY DO THE SAME! Just keep trying, don't give up, and come here for support and prayers whenever you need them! That's what SparkPeople is all about! emoticon
    2996 days ago
    I am not a fan of weight loss surgeries. That is just my opinion. I believe you should keep trying. As for what the doctor said, I have to disagree. When I started, I could barely exercise at all. I would get so short of breath that I would have to stop. With each little bit of exercise you do, you will get a little stronger. As you get stronger, you will be able to exercise a little more and so on. I am in no way a fitness addict. I'm not really fond of exercise but I have to keep trying. I know that I can do more now than I could 80 pounds ago, but I still have a mighty long way to go. Just keep pushing Dear. You can do this and may God bless all of your efforts with results.

    2996 days ago
  • REDSHOES2011
    Hang in there, it is tough changing many aspects of our life.. Use this misery to remember what junkfood does to us.. Grab this situation of wanting healthy food by the neck and hold onto it..
    I looked at my before photos Micheler and asked myself what in hell did the junkfood do for me.. I have 176lbs of resentment to remember each time I feel like slipping..

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    2996 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/7/2011 6:04:41 AM
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