OK Im a blonde..........for the life of me I'm unable to reply to all of you off my post. MOG ask away any questions on my knee surgery. I put it off for 3 years. Wish I hadn't. I took glucosamine for a 3 years hoping that would make it so I wouldnt need the surgery. It helped but it can not rebuild the cartiledge. I have titanium in my knee.
Kim you are too funny and such a drill sargent!!! Tough love is what it's all about...we're not permitted to use the facilities where I work BUT I do have a pool and a hot tub. I love walking in my pool when it isn't 110 degrees.
Im 56yrs old. The LV in LVLaura stands for Las Vegas. I live in Las Vegas the capitol of gluttony buffets of the world. My 3 babies are all grown up and I am a grandma of 3. My grandson the oldest is 17, grand daughters are 13 and 4 and a half. My daughter and her hubby and grand kids live in FL. God I miss them so much. My son and his wife live in Vegas as does my baby daughter who is 31 yrs old. Three days after my surgery while I was in rehab after the surgery, my baby daughter was diagnosed with MS. My world came shattering down around me. The surgery was nothing compared to watching my daughters suffering. I raised my babies all alone as my wonderful ex husband abandoned us here in Vegas 11 months after we moved here from NYC. I had to put my big girl panties and a find a full time job to take care of us all. I knew barely anyone in Vegas. I had no job skills my ex wouldnt let me work....... I have lived my motto......what doesnt kill us makes us stronger........
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Judy, all of you encourage me so much. I dont think you all know how much strength you give me to push on Each and every day. Days when I feel like Im overwhelmed from work. Days when my sadness and lack of being able to fix my baby daughter get better. I read this blog and push on. Its beyond losing weight for me right now. It's fixing what's eating at me. You all have made me think beyond food but try to dig deep to what the cause is for my eating. I am here everyday getting hope from all of you. I may not participate as much but Im getting my dose of strength and courage to go on.
Thank you all of you............Judy, Kim, Kathy, Sharon, Mardee, Kali, Debbie, Laura
I have been reading all your posts for many, many months now. I feel like I know all of you. I can relate to all of you in many aspects. I haver been overweight since I took my first breath of life. Lol. I work at a high, high stress job at a 5 star hotel. My biggest problem is I am an emotional stress eater. I work crazy hours so normal meal times for me are impossible. I had a total knee replacement on Feb 12. My knee hurt so bad and it was so warped looking. I had absolutely no cartlidge left. That surgery was the best thing I could do for myself. I can now out walk people 20 years younger than me. Walking is my favorite form of exercise. I love it. I lost a few pounds after the surgery and I'm fighting hard to keep it off. I have clothing in 4 different sizes!! Anyways, ladies I'd love to grab ya'lls hands on this lifetime battle to correct my food insanity/suicide. Thanks <3View Thread
I feel the same way as does my boyfriend. Sooooo...........we are there when they open the buffet before its picked over. Believe me nothing is left out for hours, too many people there. Food is demolished in mere moments, lol. It's like feeding time at the zoo. I prefer eating at home and we do on our "Sundays".
I wonder about that too Kim. When I look around at the locals, people who live here they arent all obese. In fact being a town full of show girls, cocktail servers, etc....there are more thin people than obese. Because their money is based on tips and who is going to hire or tip a chubby chick? It can be intimidating at times. I work really, really hard but my paycheck is just pennies on the dollar because I use my brain and not my body to make money. Sometimes it feels so very unfair to me......
Good question Debbie. I dont know if there are healthy restaurants here. When I do go to the buffets I try to make healthy choices. I dont eat large amounts of food. I'll eat a taste of this or that. The only healthy place I can think of is Fresh and Easy, which is a supermarket. I go there with my daughter because her MS is affected by her diet. She can not eat processed foods. She has to eat as close to natural as possible or she gets so sick. It breaks my heart. It affects her being able to walk and think. So she is in a way teaching me how to eat correctly. Vegas is a beautiful facade.......beautiful hotels, beautiful people, beautiful food. Chubby chicks here are looked down on. The better jobs are for the more attractive. Anyway I am fighting hard not so much for beauty but for health. I owe it to myself and my body. Honestly Im tired of piercing my body everyday with needles. I want to free myself of 75lbs and be happy and healthy.
Weekends are hard. My boyfriend takes me out but I do cook on our "Sunday" night. I only see him on our weekends. I have been buying lots of veggies and salad stuff. We get a free meal at work and of course it is buffet style. There I eat alot of veggies and salad too. I try to keep it 3/4 of my plate veggies and 1/4 meat. Being single, I rarely cook when Im alone. Trying to kick the processed food habit but it's so hard since it easy and convenient. Most days it feels like there is more things to do than hours there are in the day. You have inspired me Amber as well as AbnersMom.......since my knee surgery I would like to WALK in a 5k. I am looking into this and see what is available here in Vegas to do. Thanks so much for your help and support. LauraView Thread
We're not permitted to use the facilities at work but I do have a pool and hot tub at my home. I do walk in the pool and exercise in it on my weekends. I walk 30-40 minutes on my lunch hour.
I have good and bad days of eatting. My biggest challenge is late night when I come home from an insanely stressful night at work. It is my comfort zone. Weekends can be hard as my boyfriend takes me out and I live in the gluttony buffet area of the world. Same days it gets tiring watching everything I eat but I am very mindful. I am as you say a bad diabetic. I had to start using insulin about 3yrs ago when my kidneys started looking bad. Weekends I use less because I walk for hours. I have to shut up twice a day. I hate needles always have from when I was a kid.View Thread
Finally Im back..........had internet issues big time. Kathy I responded to you but it got lost in cyber space........grrrrrrrrrr..I had the steriod shots. It hurt like hell and didnt do a thing for me. Bought the gel to have shot into my knee but chickened out and went with the surgery. I just thought why drag it out any longer. I just wanted to be out of pain. That surgery was a gift to me. You are up and walking within 2 to 3 days. The pain is minimal. I am so happy I did it. Within 2 weeks I was walking up and down stairs. The shower was the hardest. Lifting my leg and bending my knee to get into the shower wasnt bad. Getting out was a little bit harder. The scar isnt bad but my days of hot pants and bikinis are over. Lol. The best part is I have my freedom back. Kathy any questions you have I am more than happy to answer.... O yea wild sex took about 6 weeks in case you're wondering.........lmao LauraView Thread