This site is overwhelming
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Hi everyone, thought I would introduce myself. My name is Brooke, and I am 49 years old. I have fought the battle of being overweight, my entire life, even when I was in the Navy, I had to fight to maintain an acceptable weight, by the Navy standards. I have COPD, and advanced degenrative disc disease, which has put me in a wheelchair, most of the time. I do however, go swimming, and try to get to the pool three times a week, working out with laps and splashercise classes. I live alone, and a lot of the time do not feel like cooking much, which is my down fall, as I used to cook, and love it when my son lived with me. He is now on his own, and I work part-time, while going to school also.
I feel like a yo-yo, as I have for the past week and half gone up and down about 6 pounds, so I don't get a true weight. I have also fallen off the program, so it is no surprise. I have been in the two hundreds which spiked at one time to over three hundred pounds. I am now at a weight of 255-260, and would like to be at a weight of 130-135. Exercising is difficult, as I am unable to do lunges, or floor exercises with my back and legs, out of the water, but I do try. My problem is perseverance, to adhere, and to, and stick to anything for a long time. Maybe someone has some suggestions, to help with staying within the appropriate boundaries, and levels. I know I do better with a buddy to be accountable toand share with each other our milestones and hurrdles. I have tried to look at the Spark page, that suggests, what they think you should eat, but I can't seem to get it to work, or come up, so I can see it. Well, that is about all for now. I am grateful that there is a site, which holds you accountable with your weight. Please feel free to introduce yourself to me, also. Thanks.