maddywible wrote: »
The funny thing is about day 3 of being in my room I LOST MY TASTE AND SMELL.
bertoroe wrote: »
I still struggle with the commitment, mostly because I feel very lost in all of this. Not necessarily out of information, I think, because I've done the research to a degree. But because I struggle with validation and feel that if I'm not seeing results I'm probably doing it wrong lol.
I got back into it because I realize my health is getting worse, but I have always been in it for the self-esteem. It's been a very long journey, I'm just hoping that I keep going from here.
Falconscoach wrote: »
For me, it was the diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes back in January. At the time I had been 'yo-yo'ing for years between 290 and 260. At the time of diagnosis I was at 265lbs and my A1C was 9.7 with a random sugar reading of mid 20's. Being 51 I knew this was the time to smarten up and live better or keep on living the way I was and leave my family suffering through my early demise. I am happy to say that by July I had dropped 65 lbs to 200 and had cut my A1C in half, dropping it to 4.7 in a six month span. I've eased up some on the weight loss but have still dropped another 11 lbs since then and am sitting at 189 lbs with a BMI that for the first time since I was a teenager is under 25. At one time my BMI had reached 39!
CeeGu wrote: »
My sister died.
She was only 45. She left behind a shattered husband and 3 preteen girls. This just happened in October.
She was morbidly obese. Her BMI was over 50. She had been having heart problems for a year and was on a bunch of medications for it, plus meds for fibromyalgia, IBS, and depression.
Her heart just stopped. The coroner's report said: sudden cardiac arrest due to heart disease caused by obesity.
The thing is -- she was the most joyful, beautiful, funny, smart, and kind person I knew. She wasn't just a "fat person". She was overflowing with life! She loved movies, especially Disney and Pixar. She loved food. She loved to bake awesome cakes and desserts for her friends' birthdays. She loved to laugh. She was busy all the time, except when pain kept her inside, and even then she was on her phone chatting with her hundreds of friends. Over 2,000 people attended her virtual funeral.
We all had told her she needed to lose weight, that she was getting "too heavy". My other sister and I have also struggled with obesity. We were raised to "clean our plates" and Dad always insisted there was dessert after dinner. Our rewards were always food-based -- cookies, candy, Dairy Queen, McDonald's.
My sister wanted to lose weight but she was in so much pain, it was hard to start. It was a horrible cycle that ultimately led to her death.
Please tell my sister's story to yourself or anyone who is overweight and struggling with staying on track. She was beautiful and loved so much. She was such a bright light and now she is gone. Please realize that NOW is the time to lose the weight, no matter what. Your children need you. Your spouse needs you. Your sister needs you. Please don't think you have more time because maybe you don't.
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