Friday, December 27, 2013

The day before I begin

So here I am.  Five foot two and my home scale says I weigh 297.6.
I have asthma, depression, anxiety, thyroid issues, trouble sleeping.  I have headaches and about the only thing that doesn't hurt on me is my elbows!
  I take one step at a time with the same foot forward on my stairs due to knee pain.  I have noticed in the last four months that every day I seem to be a little weaker.  I can nearly walk up my driveway without stopping.
  My blood work seems fine, my cholesterol is a little elevated.   I am fifty years old.  I have been this weight with very little fluctuations for the past six years or more. 
I have had two stomach surgeries that were supposed to help me lose weight.  They resulted in me having numerous more operations due to infections and various other problems.  Some times the surgeries left me bed ridden for months.  I had to have someone else come live with us so they could take care of my family while I recovered. 
I have a treadmill in my living room that sits idle.  I hope to be able to use it in the coming months. 
Tomorrow begins my journey to help myself.  It is the first time in many years that I have been motivated to do so. 
My  best friend introduced me to a Netflix documentary called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead".  For the past month I have been diving into the idea of juicing and doing tons of research.  I have had the information in front of my face every day in an effort to motivate and educate myself. 
I am also making my journey very public.  The reason for this is simple.  Accountability.  Motivation.  Humiliation. Education. I am hoping that keeping a public record of my journey will keep me honest and on track.
What I need from you is simple....I need your support.  Ask questions.  Leave uplifting messages for me.  I really need to do this.

8 comments:

  1. I will be right beside you on this journey.
    We will take one baby step at a time and soon we can look back and see the mile we just walked
    Susan Wells

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  2. I weigh 263 pounds. I'm on the same path as you. Sending you, and me, good vibes! Juice on.

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  3. I know you can do it. You have the will power within you. I am also on this journey.

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  4. <<<Taking this journey with you!! I will be trying to lose about 65 lbs. We can do it!! We've got this!! :-)
    ox Your 'bestie',
    ~Theresa

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  5. I know you can do it Char! I am still far from where I need to be, but when I started years ago I was 296 I am now down to 200. Please know that I am here to support you and help in any way that I can! Maybe this will help me to get back on track as well!

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    1. Susan, I am having trouble logging onto the reboot site. Aside from my allergies causing earaches and sore throat....I am great!!! No problems. Not hungry. But it will take training to not walk by food and want to pop it into my mouth!!!!

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    2. Susan, I am having trouble logging onto the reboot site. Aside from my allergies causing earaches and sore throat....I am great!!! No problems. Not hungry. But it will take training to not walk by food and want to pop it into my mouth!!!!

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