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Oh no! I've gained weight!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

I just discovered that I've gained 20 lbs since November. It's more than likely due to quitting smoking and not being able to get up and do much from back surgery. I've also been eating alot during the day since I am at home all the time now. I know I will drop some of the weight when I return to work in maybe April, but It's just hard to stay positive when you are gaining weight. I'm so uncomfortable in my body.

The good thing is I can walk and should walk so I hope that by watching every little thing I put into my mouth and walk, stretch and swim, I should shed a few of those very unwanted pounds.

I just really needed to vent and this is the place I chose to do it.

If you have some suggestions of what I can do to help out, would be appreciated.

I am starting aquatic physical therapy on February 9th and have full access to the YMCA so I am sure there are lots of things there that I can do without hurting myself.

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    Logging my food has been huge for me. Not logging = terrible food choices, for me at least. I had a heinous food weekend. Oh-and if you like chocolate minty goodness, I would highly recommend Dark Chocolate Dipped Altoids. Only 15 calories for two, and it really helps me in a pinch with a monster chocolate craving. Totally delish!

    Good luck recovering from your back surgery, and have fun with the journey. I think the journey is just as important as the results! Oh, and congratulations on quitting smoking, that's an amazing accomplishment! emoticon
    4392 days ago
    Thanks KDVADER3,

    It's hard not to gain weight when you are at home all the time. I am going to try to walk more. I can't seem to STOP eating junk food. That's all I want. I am so uncomfortabe!

    Thanks for the encouragement!
    4404 days ago
    I hear you on the weight gain after a back surgery. I gained probably 25 lbs after my 2nd surgery, so I hope that makes you feel a tad better. It has a lot to do with feeling blue while you recover... I wanted nothing but crappy food and it showed on the scale. Getting the walking in every day (sometimes a few times a day) will certainly help you, as will the pool exercise. It is awesome you quit smoking. Not only will that help speed up the fusion, but it is great for your body all around. Keep it up. Vent to me if you need to... Im here for ya! PS.. the corn dog and the sundae made me hungry.. lol!
    4405 days ago
    Thanks everyone for the helpful ideas! I now feel more motivated! YAY

    4406 days ago
    Sorry you had to have back surgery and have gained some weight. COngrats on quitting smoking that is great!! Hopefully your therapy will go well and you can get out and walk. Keeping busy keeps you from thinking about munching. Good luck to you!! Kathy
    4407 days ago
    ((((( HUGS )))))) Byker! I had gained 20 pounds after doing well on weight watchers over the holidays! You don't have to work until APRIL and that is PLENTY of time to lose that weight and YOU CAN DO IT! Log on spark everyday. Read, post, comment, participate, LOG IN ALL CALORIES eaten! This has what has helped me the most! Exercise 10 min a day, 3 x a week, whatever your back will allow. I am here for ya!

    Blossom :-)
    4407 days ago
    Yuck! That must be depressing.
    Get back to it, treat yourself with love and life and you'll be moving that 20 pounds of visitors off and away again.
    Stroke, stroke....
    4407 days ago
    Sending positive and Healing energy!

    Good luck on your classes!!!
    4407 days ago
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