About 7 years ago I was in a terrible car crash and the recovery is ongoing. Along with it, my asthma got out of control and as I sat, my weight ballooned up. Then I found that I had several health issues and as the medicines were added to my daily regime, my weight piled on. Just as I determined to lose weight then, my mother started having falls and I wound up sitting at hospitals and nursing homes. Is this depressing? I finally got her well enough and I started to lose weight and I ruptured a disk right in my waist. I couldn't move and I started getting professional help for that. I am now 7 months into a new life style I started to move in May. first I made it to the mailbox about 50 feet. finally I made it to the corner which was about 600 feet and finally I can make a mile. My trusty gazelle allows me to exercise for 6 miles a day (not all at one time).I do some bands and some hand weights. I have lost 30 lbs. In December, I was working very hard to make sure my 91 year old mother would have the best Christmas ever with all the decorations that I had not used the last several years. My girls are in college and my youngest will graduate soon. I made the foods and candies that we have enjoyed over the past 35 years. Making the buckeyes flared up my sensitive back thus for most of December, I have slowly bee recovering from the injury. Just last week, I started on the gazelle and I have lost another lb., but I have about 50 lbs. to lose. I need to have it lost by Thanksgiving 2011 because my daughter will graduate from college.
All my youngest daughter's life, I have been ill or injured for 21 years. Even though I have acquired problems with my heart, kidneys, blood pressure, liver, back , shoulders and hand; I feel like I can do this. I will lose the weight and get my health on a new road. The asthma has always been as stumbling block for me. Odd to think that the back is my biggest obstacle now.
The obstacle to losing weight right now is that I keep thinking that I will eat this dessert and will not do it "tomorrow". I had done so well for months and then I injured my back and started to eat things I shouldn't and I gained 6 lbs. back (it was the holidays). Why is that? I need to throw out all cookies and cakes! I am weak and I need more self control. I was feeling so much better when I was losing weight. Having said that, I was anxious over my size. I was not dropping dress sizes quickly. From 2x to large when other people I know were down to size 10 and 8's having started to lose wt. at the same time as me. They ,however, get to do far more exercises that I can do. I wonder if it is the wrong thing to compare myself to someone else? I will do the gazelle now and drink some water. AllView Thread
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