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My Journey

Monday, December 30, 2019

Due to severe arthritis in both my hips, I had to have both my hips replaced but doctors would not do until I lost weight. I could not walk or really move without severe excruciating pain, felt like my legs were being pulled out of my hip sockets every time I moved. I was afraid to have the surgeries so I delayed doing anything. Was unable to walk for over 3 years. Finally I got into a Nutrition program and learned how to eat healthy and not think of it as a diet. That was a huge change for me. I finally got the surgeries this past March and July. I have lost to date 220 pounds ang going. If I can do it so can you. Just don't give up. Take one day at a time. Do what works for you. Every little bit helps. Start slow and change bad habits over time, 1 or 2 at a time. It can be done!!! I am proof of it and I know I will not gain the weight back. Now today I am walking again without pain and off all my pain meds. I am up to walking 3 miles a day (huge accomplishment for me).
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  • OLAFIT2020
    Wow! What an encouraging story. I am happy you are doing well. Keep it up.
    523 days ago
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  • RHOOK20047
    You are an inspiration and I feel your blog talking to me. I need both knees replaced and again they won't do it because I need to lose 40 lbs, which seems impossible to do. I need to start looking at each day instead of long term. Maybe 2020 will be my year! Happy New Years! emoticon emoticon
    582 days ago
    Wow--amazing journey and accomplishments for you! Thanks for posting--really inspiring!
    583 days ago

    It all begins someplace and you just started there. Sp is the way to do it.

    We want to remember it took us a few years to put our weight on and it comes off a little at a time, just like it went on. People get frustrated with it not coming off faster than we put it on. But with consistent focus on doing what we are told on SP we will hit our objective. Like many things it just wont get there overnight.

    Make sure you make one of your most focused goals you water intake. Myself, when I hit plateaus its because I am not doing the water correct. I found using a reminder on my phone to be very helpful in making sure I keep on track with the water
    583 days ago
    Keep on moving!
    583 days ago
    Awesome success. WTG and thanks for the inspiration. I really needed that tonight.
    583 days ago
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