Thanks, Barb for the good wishes. I know we can all do this! I'm all for making 2013 a year of progress.
Yeah, I'm on FB but it is time to get back here and get down to the business of getting healthy again.
I'm already a little discouraged. I feel like I have so much energy and have a very active lifestyle, but when I got on my recumbent bike last night while watching TV I could barely do anything without tiring out. I'm going to keep at it though and try to do a little more each day.
Good news is that my eating was really good and I drank all my water. View Thread
There you are, Mia! Good to see you! I'm glad the holidays are over too. I'm not weighing myself for the month of January. I think Judy or someone suggested that here and I think it is a great idea not to be discouraged by the number on the scale.
I look forward to catching up with you and everyone on here!
Sorry to hear that you have had some physical setbacks but hopefully you can get enough relief to get going again.
As far as your art goes, have you ever thought of volunteering to be an art docent for one of the schools in your area? You probably wouldn't need any training with your background and it wouldn't be as difficult as sitting in a class for hours at a time. Maybe it would help spark your enthusiasm for art again. Just a thought.
Well, I hope you will get back on track in 2013, and I look forward to hearing about your many successes!
Thanks for the welcome, Roh, and Happy New Year to you!
Barb, I have missed you! Glad to hear that your hubby doesn't have female problems other than you. LOL But I hear ya about the trials. I wanted to just scream at my doctor to yank everything out since I wasn't popping out anymore kids, but I guess he knew what he was doing. In any event, I have press the RESET button myself and I'm looking forward to being able to share 2013 with you and everyone else here.
Thanks for the welcome, Helene and Debbie! I look forward to hearing about your journeys too.
To make a long story short, in January of 2010 I had decided to get healthy. I joined this board in April, 2010 and the support I received here was wonderful. It also felt good to try to help others as well. By the end of 2010 I had lost over 100 pounds and continued to lose until March of 2011 when everything came to a crashing halt. I'm not going to go into detail, but it was a female thing and I ended up being unable to exercise while being pumped with hormones because my doctor didn't want to perform surgery if he didn't have to. After things went from bad to worse, I finally underwent surgery in July of this year. My doctor said I would be okay in 6 months to try exercising again, and even though it isn't exactly the 6-month mark, I'm going to take it really slow and see what I can do. While I was going through all the medical stuff I wasn't tracking my food or hanging around here but I always missed everyone here so I'm back again.
I hope you both have a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve and that 2013 will be one of your best years ever.
Thanks, Judy. I'll be glad to get back to exercising. My eating isn't bad but between the medication I'm taking and not being able to exercise all this time I'm not nearly in as good shape as I was when I was here last. I'm going to take it slow and just walk for now.
I've got one more eating occasion this year (my son's birthday dinner) and then, thankfully, I think I'm done with fattening food until my birthday in March.