Weight loss, exercise, and diet

By Turtle Latest Reply 2011-08-26 11:37:12 -0500
Started 2011-08-22 22:01:31 -0500

Ok, I have begun an exercise regime altho I have to start out a little at a time at least I am moving some. I am also eating better and less. I do not think I have lost weight yet but I know I will. As soon as I can, I am going to go to the Y and get into the pool. It will feel good and moving feels better.

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Turtle 2011-08-26 11:37:12 -0500 Report

I at least get outside more since I have Sunny but if I am in lots of pain I have to use my chair. I can barely walk due to pain and a nerve that has tightened down and pulls everytime I try to take a step. I called the pharmacy yesterday and said do I have any refills left on any strong pain med cuz I am hurting so bad. They sent me 60 hydros! I have been off them for weeks just taking tylenol. I took 2 when I got them and it helped.

Weizy 2011-08-26 09:47:44 -0500 Report

I can relate somewhat to what you are going through. I had surgery on my right knee because of arthritis and am having a hard time getting motivated to get up and moving. When it hurts, its hard to be motivated. I just do little things and it helps. Keep up the good work!

Turtle 2011-08-23 18:20:55 -0500 Report

Oh everyone, thank you for your support. I walked today a little. I can only do a little at a time as I have nothing for pain. My ankle and knee that had most recent surgery both popped today. I know it is ok cuz I asked the dr. before I was discharged but it is very painful when it happens. It is apparently the ligaments trying to get back to where they belong after surgery. It is painful and I have fallen from it but I am as careful as I can be.

Marytea 2011-08-23 09:33:00 -0500 Report

Bravo to you. You will lose weight. I have to vary what I do as far as exercise or I will plateau at the weight loss part. I mall walk, walk in parks, do Wii fit programs, I lift weights in the form of boxes of cans (I run a food pantry) , walk an occasional 5K anything to fool my body into thinking it's a new task. If you can add a friend or family member to the mix, it is lots of fun. You are on your way to better health. Enjoy.

Juno's Mom
Juno's Mom 2011-08-23 09:32:05 -0500 Report

Getting started is the hardest part. I am 50 years old now and remind myself every day that I am STILL a "work in progress". God doesn't give up on us and we should never give up on ourselves. Baby steps can lead to great things.

Chad1978 2011-08-23 09:27:50 -0500 Report

Heck, the hardest part is to get yourself motivated at all. You have gotten through the hard part so now it just becomes easier. Good for you. You should be very proud of yourself, as I know I am. I look forward to hearing your progress as the calendar moves forward. Keep up the great work. It's going to be hard to get to where you want to be, but if you allow yourself to stay motivated you will see that it will actually become fun rather than a chore.