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Hanging In There.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I have been on my weight/health "journey" for over a year now - and while I have lost a great deal of weight - I still have a lot more to lose. I HAVE changed my lifestyle,
I HAVE reduced my blood pressre, cholesterol and cut out my risk of Diabetes. I also look & feel better than I have in more than 10 years. And I am stronger emotionally & physically because of my weight training and exercise regeim (5-6 days per week!!) Ironically - I am healthier now than I have ever been - my endurance amazes me - my fitness level is off the charts!!!
But.....I now find I must have some major surgery - I feel a bit angry with my body - why now? Why not when I was over 260 lbs? Will I be able to get back on the fitness train after I recover or will I give up as I have done so many times before? I am upset, angry and just blah. I will continue to exercise until my surgery date - and I guess the chips will fall where thay may.
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  • TRW410
    Surgery is not fun. And can be scary. But it is often necessary and can eliminate future problems. I think you should give yourself more credit. You've done amazing things for yourself through this "lifestyle" change and I'd bet my bottom dollar you will continue after the surgery. For me it's often about what I'm telling myself. Self-talk can lift up or tear down - it's about a choice. I think you'll continue to choose taking care of yourself even with the temporary setback of surgery. You can do this - you already have!!!
    3991 days ago
  • SUNRISE14
    It might take you alittle time to recover but if you log your food and do what you can till you get back on your feet i'm sure you will be fine. Don't be mad just be thankful you can have surgery. All my arteries are over 80% blocked and i can't have surgery because they are all that way and if i am ever put asleep i will die. But i am thankful july 16th i will be 59 years old and still on my feet even tho i can't exercise or exert myself at all. 7 heart pills a day help keep me on my feet but also slows my metabalism down so i lose about 3 lbs a month on 1200 calories a day but until i found sparkpeople i couldn't lose at all so i am thankful for that. You will be ok if i can help you let me know i am here everyday have been since december and as long as i can afford the internet i will be here! GOOD LUCK ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY! emoticon
    3991 days ago
  • PTCAKES
    Best of luck with the surgery. Remember the surgery will make you healthier in the long run. It is all part of the road to the healthier you. You have changed your lifestyle. You see the benefits. The recovery period will not derail your exercise efforts. And more than likely your new found and hard worked for health will speed up your recovery.

    Keep logging in even if you can't exercise. Blog, use the message boards, play trivia, spin the wheel -- all these wonderful activities will keep you focused on being a healthier you.

    Again, best of luck
    3991 days ago
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