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Challenge Blog #2

Saturday, January 11, 2014

This blog about my hurdles during my weight loss journey.

1. Changing my eating habits is not only hard, but dangerous for me. Because I am on blood thinners, I cannot make dramatic changed in my eating because it throws my blood clotting levels way out of whack and that is dangerous for my leg. I have fought since 1993 to keep my right leg and it is on my mind every day.

2. It always seems that there is some event that keeps me from staying on track. Holidays, birthdays, special events and the all dreaded (or loved) caterer left over's from the weddings.

3. Living with 2 people who can eat whatever they want and NEVER gain a pound.

4. Being able to say NO to second helpings, buffet luncheons with friends, another drink on Tuesdays with my old GM group and then that leads to bad bar food.

5. Snacking while watching TV.

6. Large limits on exercising because of the artery troubles in my leg. I cannot walk very much at all (or I am not suppose to).

7. Losing 65 pounds with my Dr. at a Medical Weight Loss clinic and then severely hurting my knee to where I could not ride my recumbent bike or use the elliptical and putting the weight back on.

8. Losing my mother this year and now facing the limited time that I have with my father, he is very sick and losing his battle with kidney disease.

These are all excuses that are in my head, or hurdles, but I know I can beat this and all of those listed, but I needed to put myself first. Huh, I guess that should have been the 1st hurdle, I never do that.

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    Putting yourself first it the hardest thing-keep working on it.

    Have you ever tried exercise pedals? I've seen them use it on the biggest loser and my mother has one. On BL, they used it for people who could not use their legs, they would pedal with their arms, and get cardio in that way.


    2709 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    I understand where you are coming from. Can you concentrate on upper body and core? Maybe the chair exercises? The seated core workout for the January Jumpstart Challenge is a good one - I felt its effects the next day. Find out from your doc what leg movements are OK for you and do only those for the legs. Leg lifts while seated might be OK as they are not weight bearing on your leg. You could modify any movements as needed.

    And I am the same way on the leftovers - if the stuff is here, I eat it. maybe get rid of it when they leave? Or have the guys eat it and you make something else for yourself?

    You can do this! You just need to find alternate solutions!
    2711 days ago
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