No Success but don't give up.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Two years since my last entry and I was 275 pounds. Got off the scale today and was happy hat on my new effort I have lost 3 lbs and now I am 275 pounds. So often we want to say what is the use and the excuses come up - Diabetes, A-Fib, shortness of breath, High blood pressure and so on. The truth is my health is deteriorating as my body carries this excess weight. Do I want to Die??? The answer is NO!!! Right now I walk a quarter mile and have to catch my breath for several minutes, then I can do it two more times before being worn out.

My Spiritual daughter told me at the office, papa, do what you can, don't press beyond, BUT keep doing it. Such wonderful advice. We watch the hard bodies screaming no pain no gain and believe we have to keep up. NO I am 68 years old in another couple of months. A friend of mine, Peter Wagner said in his plenary speech at the ACEA summit said, "God has promised us 120 years, and even though I am 82 I plan on filling the goal or at least die trying."

There is no such thing as too old or too sick to care for your heath. This is not a weight or beauty issue at my age. It is about life and health issue.

The truth is I can look at my physical disability "A heart that is always malfunctioning." and comfort myself in pity or I can do my best and realize that my heart speed in 10 minutes is what the fit ones try to achieve in 30. Hey that is a positive. Add to it eating right and this time around I see success.
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    You have a great attitude and know that you will succeed.
    1783 days ago
    Amen! So proud of you! AND you are right! Half the battle is within ourselves and the dread that paralyzes us. But once you remain consistent over time, you will begin to see changes in your mental and emotional outlook as well as your physical stamina! Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made! Keep up the Good Work and you won't be disappointed! :)
    1783 days ago
  • BEBARB149
    At the end of October, 2011, I was just off a ventilator, taking 22 pills every morning to keep things ticking (including my heart which tried to run away at high speeds without me for a while), unable to move my legs, and with very little strength in my arms and back. Now I'm walking 2 to 3 miles three times a week, doing aerobics on the alternate days, doing strength training and stretching. I'm actually having a hard time getting my heart rate up to my target range! And I only have trouble with my breathing when I eat too much salt. All because of exercise. I'm no athlete, but life sure is better and easier now than it was then. Exercise, diet, they're hard but so very worth the effort. Stick with it, you deserve to feel better.
    1784 days ago
  • TLG71567
    Every step counts. I read an article a while back about a man who started walking around his dining room table because that was all he could do. He started out with once around several times a day and gradually increased it. Over time he was able to increase his walking to going down the driveway, then down the street and beyond. Keep working on it. The more weight you can get off the easier it will be on your heart. emoticon emoticon
    1784 days ago
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