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Wow, just read what I wrote 10 years ago and boy things have sure changed. I am 54 now and no longer live in the country. We moved to the city 9 years ago. I like it here. Sometimes I miss the acreage, but when its mosquito season I am really glad to not be there. My boys are almost grown - 26, 17 and 16. I miss having little ones around. I really miss the cuddles.
My health has really suffered over the last 10 years. I have Trigeminal Neuralgia and its been very painful. In April 2019, I died, was relived and then lapsed into a coma for 10 days. When I woke up I couldn't walk or sleep and everything just seems to be different. Lots of leg pain, a spastic bladder, limited leg movement, etc. The list goes on and on. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever be me again.
So hear I am trying to reclaim my life. I can only walk about about a block before my legs refuse to move. Its not muscular. So its understandable why I am at my heaviest. I need help and encouragement.

Lori



I am a 44 year old mother of three sons. I live in British Columbia, Canada and my husband, sons and four cats (they just seem to keep showing up). I am very short so I have always found it hard to keep weight off. Even when I was 109 pounds (high school) I wore a size 9 and my clothes were tight. My doctor says he will be happy to see me at 120 but I know when I get there he will say to lose more. I am a stay-at-home mom and we will on 5 acres in the country.

For the last few years I have been under enormous stress which has added about 60 pounds to my already obese figure. I have been taking Wellbutrin for 5 years and it helps a bit. I have major in-law issues that I am sure everyone is sick and tired of hearing about but I need to vent.

On March 19th, 2010, I started taking Meridia to help with weightloss. I am hoping it will help. My doctor will only let me take it for 3 months. I am hoping in that time that I can lose enough weight that I will feel more confident and want to keep the weight off. I have been a binge eater for many years and I read that Meridia may help.

I need LOTS of support and have lots of support to offer. Leave me a message if you would like.
Lori









Member Since: 9/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 27,680

My Goals:
I want to improve my health and have energy to play with my children. I want to lower my cholesterol and blood sugar numbers and feel better about myselfdied


My Program:
I keep my calorie limit between 1200 and 1500 daily. The problem is that I gain on 1500 and stay the same on 1200. I need to exercise more to rev up my metabolism.



Personal Information:
I live in British Columbia, Canada with my husband and three sons. We also have three cats, one of whom is 20 years old.


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  • v SQUEAKPING
    “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” ~ Brian Tracy

    Reading those words was like a wake-up call for me this afternoon! I've been in a dark place the past few days and have really been doubting my ability to reach my goals. The more I thought about it, the more I dwelled on why I couldn't make progress - I was placing limits on my own thinking! It's time to stop that and return to focusing on the positives in my life!
    Do you ever go through times like that? How do you handle it?
    Sheila
    13 hours ago
  • v SQUEAKPING
    "Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live." ~ Naval Ravikant

    This quote made me stop and think about how I've lived my life so far. I've always been more concerned about what others wanted or what they thought about me. These words helped me begin accepting that I need to live my life for me, to make myself happy. That doesn't mean I'll intentionally ignore or hurt others but it does mean that it's often okay to honor my own wants and needs first... to make myself a priority!
    emoticon Have a good week.
    Sheila
    1 day ago
  • v SQUEAKPING
    Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my blog about craving sweets. I appreciate and value your support.
    Sheila
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Monday: quiet Sunday. Snow removal was the exercise of the morning. Looks like it will be today, too. It’s winter in WI!

    Here’s to a motivated Monday. Let’s make it count.

    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    (Develop your G.P.S. – Gifted Path to Success). . . which requires you to understand what your gifts are, which vehicle you will use to share your gifts w/the world, and who you are most compelled to serve. Steve Olsher
    3 days ago
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