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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wow, the days seem to pass quickly now. I turned 60 on the 19th witch made me stop and think alot more seriously about my life, and what goals I'm choosing now. I read post after post of other Sparkers that have or are closing in on their goals. I sit thinking wow.....been here on Spark for a couple years and am at present probobly my highest ever weight. It's easier to put off what you know needed to be done than just getting up and doing something. I know it all starts with small changes one at a time. I've had to quit the job I really like after 9 years to go on disability. There are days when the only way to get from one room to another is by using my walker. It's so frustrating. I have at least 100 lbs to loose and o get motivated one day only to do what I've always done the next. I know if I do nothing now there won't be too many years left. I'll end up bedridden. I'd rather die before that happens. Ive seen others my age and older out jogging, or riding a bike and say wow!!! I wish that was me. I have no health insurance. Have looked for past 4 months to no avail. None take preexisting conditions. Can't go see either my primary or cardiologist. I owe them both when insurance was dropped. I only have me right now. I may not be able to control my pacemaker, afib, or congestive heart failure, but I can control my weight. I had one Dr about 3 years ago wanted to replace my left knee. I said no then and am really having painful days now. I know that every pound I loose will make it easier for my knees, heart, and body in whole. I don't know my current actual weight but it's got to be around 340lbs. I will post a blog once every 2 weeks to let you know how I'm doing . Ild love comments, suggestions etc. On this journey . Okay, see you in 2 weeks!
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  • RHOOK20047
    Keep your positive attitude and work on one challenge at a time. Don't try to solve everything at once. I was in your shoes a few years back. I still have two knees that need to be replaced, and my surgeon keeps saying I want you to lose a little more weight. I will do it and get them changed. I know how chronic pain can slow us down. But I push forward. I have days I need to use the cane (I call my third leg) and/or a walker, and I think of it as if I didn't I would be sitting on my butt. For a start just get up and move more. Walk the house until you feel you can handle outdoors, and then do a 1/2 block then a block and watch how you will be able to build on it.
    1004 days ago
  • no profile photo GEORGIAGAL35
    Hi David, I want you to know that all of us here on Spark People are in your corner and are here to be of encouragement to you. For me I am not good with following any kind of diet or calorie counting. What works best for me is smaller portions and especially when it comes to things with sugar or fried foods, things of that nature. It might also help if instead of thinking about losing 100 lbs (which is pretty overwhelming) may instead think of losing 10 lbs at a time. Small goals are more easily attainable.
    1007 days ago
    Lots on your plate. Check out these sites for real inspiration:


    Both these men faced many of your issues and went on an incredible weight loss and health seeking journey.
    1011 days ago
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