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Starting over again. (Again)

Friday, June 17, 2016

It's been a long time since I was last on this site. About 10 months I think. I did nothing but gain during that time. Peaking at a high of 330 lbs.

The last few months I've been up and down between 325 - 330. Havn't gone over that thankfully. But i'll tell you, this weight hurts. I hurt everywhere. My knees, ankles and feet in general are always aching. I really can't feel my toes, they just tingle constantly. Walking has become a challenge, and i'm really disappointed in myself for letting things get so bad.

The Past two weeks or so, I've started getting myself back under some kind of control. I had to renew my medical for work this week, and the Doctor gave me quite a long lecture, there will be new regulations coming in for the Marine Industry Medicals in the next year, and at the stage i'm at right now, I won't be passing them. Luckily for me I still do pass under the old standards that are still currently in place. But it's a kick in the pants that I know I needed. As it happens, I had already been making small changes to my eating and I was surprised that the scale showed a drop of a few lbs when I weighed in at the medical, usually I find their scale weighs in a few lbs higher, So this morning I did my first official weigh in, and rebooted my Spark People account. Today I weighed in at 322, so I really am down a few lbs from the average I've been the past few months. Very delighted to see that. Not so happy to calculate that I have to lose 5% of my body weight just to get back to the weight I was last year when I stopped checking in. That'll learn me. I know I need the daily check in. I'll be needing that for a long time to come.

So here I am starting again. With a long way to go, and a lot of hard work ahead of me. I want the pain in my feet to go away, I want to be able to walk comfortably down the road again. It's doable, I just have to start right now!

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    I got a heart stent in February '16. It made so many aspects of my daily routine so much better. I was able to breathe and recover from efforts faster. I then had to start cardio rehab which showed me I can progress through an exercise regimen. My doc has been monitoring my blood levels and meds since then. I started seeing a nutritionist to work on the metabolic health numbers. Of course, weight loss is intrigal to healthy blood levels. I needed a support system, so I'm back with SP after my success with it in 2009. I'm 58, female, and need to lose 60 pounds at least.

    I know that organization and planning are my best tools for staying on some kind of track. So, my first "plan" is to look through the cupboards, pantry, fridge and freezer and inventory everything that's in there. And to use the stuff up. I don't tend to keep junk food in the house, but on the road, it's another story. And my second "plan" is to plan the meals, grocery lists, and visits to the grocery store. This will hopefully save money too. I will check back by the 1st of the month to check progress.

    Welcome back, Jennifer.
    1514 days ago
    Welcome back! It'll be such a rewarding time! Think of the new you in 2017! One day at a time.
    1514 days ago
  • MONA_616
    I also have a very long way to go and just started my journey. Sometimes feels impossible. But we can do this!
    1514 days ago
    Jennifer don't kick yourself to hard. I think we all do that. When we lose what we want to lose we kinda just forget that we have to maintain our weight and that's hard to do. I know how you feel about everything hurting. You've taken the first step.
    1514 days ago
  • DBAILEY518
    Welcome back and lets get started
    1514 days ago
    Concentrate on today and let go of the past attempts. You can do it.
    1514 days ago
    Congratulations and welcome back. My only advice is don't be too hard on urself and don't live in regret of the past year. TODAY is the first day of ur new life and keep looking forward one day at a time.
    1514 days ago
    Welcome back
    1514 days ago
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