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Sometimes I Wonder. . . .

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I wonder how I became to overweight. I mean as a child, I swam and played soccer. I rode my bike everywhere, was in dance, and was always doing something. I ate veggies all the time, I picked salads and fruits over burgers, fries, and ice cream. I never drank soda, it was either milk or water. I didn't really start eating junk food until I got sick in 5th grade, where my legs became so swollen I couldn't walk and had to be carried to the bathroom. It took me out of school for a little more than a week and I still limped for a couple weeks when I returned to school because my leg was still a little swollen. I was in tremendous pain while it was swollen and had a 107 degree temp right before it happened. Doctors are still baffled by it and have yet been able to figure out what happened. That was when I started to gain weight and started losing my energy. Over the years, I tried sports but the leg would swell and the doctors would tell me that I needed to stop. I then tried birth control and gained 50 pounds in 2 months. The doctor said, oh, that's normal it will return to normal after awhile. After 6 months of not being able to lose weight and gaining about 20 pounds I quit. At this time I weighed about 210 pounds. I wish that could say that something else happened to cause me to get up to 269 pounds but no, those extra 59 pounds was all my doing. I chose not do anything about my growing waist line. I had decided to give up. I hate to say that though. I'm tired of being treated differently because of my weight though. I tired of people treating me like crap because they assume that I don't take care of myself. I admit that for awhile that was true but, for the past couple of years I have. I've taken steps to become healthier. Dressing nicer, wearing make-up, and exercising. Trying to eat right. Now, I'm working on my last step, losing weight. I just hope I can lose the weight and keep it off. Okay, well enough of my complaining. Off to study for my tests!
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  • _LINDA
    I have to wonder if you might have had rhuematic fever there as a child.. I got rhuematoid arthritis when I was only 6 and a half years old, talk about cutting your life short and learning to live with a disability. I too, had the weight problems, though not at first. It was when I had a really bad flare at age 24 that I gave up as I struggled to even get out of bed I was so crippled up. I ate all the wrong things -its called comfort food for a reason -and steadily gained weight when I wasn't able to exercise. Finally, the disease got under control and I joined a weight loss center and lost my weight, but it went out of business when I just started maintenance so I had no guidance for that and slowly regained the weight. Fast forward to Spark People where I finally lost the weight once and for all and have kept it off for a year and a half. This website really works, if you follow their stages and do things one step at a time -I was a slow loser, took me two years to lose 78 lbs, but was worth it.
    You can do this. Carefully tracking, weighing and measuring every little thing you eat is a must. Its what prevented me from gaining back weight after surgical layoffs from exercising..
    I wish you all the best with your goal..
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    3438 days ago
  • PSVZUM
    You can do it. We're here to support you. emoticon
    3438 days ago
  • PINKLIZARDS
    You can do this. I'm here with ya. emoticon
    3438 days ago
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