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Gaining Back My Life

My name is Beth and I have been struggling with my weight all my life. I have several health problems that are complicated by my weight. I have Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiomyopathy, Asthma, Migraines, Arthritis, Diverticulitis, Acute Kidney Failure, Sleep Apnea and numerous others symptomatic from the MS. I would love to lose the weight so that I might be able to regain back some of my mobility and not have to be confined to the wheelchair as often as I am at times. I am looking for any and ...
My name is Beth and I have been struggling with my weight all my life. I have several health problems that are complicated by my weight. I have Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiomyopathy, Asthma, Migraines, Arthritis, Diverticulitis, Acute Kidney Failure, Sleep Apnea and numerous others symptomatic from the MS. I would love to lose the weight so that I might be able to regain back some of my mobility and not have to be confined to the wheelchair as often as I am at times. I am looking for any and all advice I can get to help me get out of the rut I am in.

I believe that I can do this and that God has given me all these conditions to make me appreciate the fact that when I can walk that I should be grateful and not procrastinate but I am a slow learner and at 55 I find myself still overweight and a grandmother of two, so I am hoping that I can learn this lesson once and for all now and not have to keep going through the same circle of trying to learn what He is trying to get me to see. So far I have lost over 149.4 pounds and this time I am going to continue until I reach my goals and I Believe I can Achieve it. I am 8.6 pounds away from my goal and I feel like I have gained my life back. I no longer can drive because of my heart condition so I am dependent on others to drive me around but I still feel that the ability to move around without breathing difficulties and oxygen is wonderful. When I lose the 8.6 pounds I will be a normal BMI too first time in ages. I have lost more weight at this point than I weigh so I have actually lost an entire person. This has been an awesome journey and I know it is never ending so when I get to goal that is only the beginning of another journey.
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Member Since: 7/23/2009

SparkPoints: 89,393

Fitness Minutes: 74,565

My Goals:
My long term goal is to lose to 140.
But more than the number itself I want to feel healthy at whatever weight I am at.
To glorify and represent God in a positive way no matter what I do

My Program:
(1) Positive Attitude
(2) Staying within Calorie Range
(3) Never giving up no matter what life throws at you, just keep bouncing back stronger each time:)

Personal Information:
I enjoy making handmade greeting cards and love to scrapbook. I worked as a computer programmer for many years and I enjoy both the mental and the creative side that the computer can bring out. I enjoy meeting new people .

Other Information:
My favorite saying is You have to Believe It to Achieve It.

My Short Term Goal:
(1) Lose 120 pounds by February 28, 2014.
Achieved 2/4/2014

Goals for May 31 2014:
(2) Lose 130 as instructed by heart failure specialist
Achieved 4/16/2014

On-going Goals:
(1) Get at least 6 hours sleep daily
(2) Drink 8 oz water daily
(3)100 minutes of exercise daily

BMI
Obese more than 30

Overweight 29.9-25
Achieved 3/4/2014

Normal 18.5-24.9
Achieved 8/6/2014

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MYTHMYTH
8/23/2014 3:49:58 PM

Thanks for the welcome note. It was kind of you to take the time to send a goodies and a note. Congratulations on your weight loss - that's pretty impressive and I am sure that I can learn lots from you.
Jane



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KATELJM
8/23/2014 2:42:46 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog, "Being Good to Myself" and for the new Goodie.

This morning I googled toe protectors, and found comments by long distance runners that mentioned hammertoes. I guess it's time for me to see a podiatrist and let him examine my feet. My feet have had a rough life. Maybe they deserve professional review; my doctor will advise. My problem toe tends to dig in a bit, which might qualify as mild hammertoe. I haven't worn pointy-toed shoes in a long while, so it might be genetic, or caused at birth (one shoe salesman told me the bone configuration of my foot was not normal, that it might have been caused by my being pulled out of my mom by my feet). Whatever, I need to give the little piggies some TLC.

Thank you also for commenting on my previous blog, "Summer 5% Challenge Before and After - What a 10% Loss Looks Like".

Comment edited on: 8/23/2014 2:45:26 PM

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BINGOBUNNY14
8/23/2014 8:50:44 AM

congrats on your amazing feats and thank you for the warm welcome.



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MARINEMAMA
8/23/2014 6:21:30 AM

emoticon for the goody and note! Happy Saturday



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DANNIELLEFIT
8/23/2014 5:19:01 AM

Thank you for stopping by my page and welcoming me to the BLC! Love your background picture!



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