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Old 01-09-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default It's way past time (newbie)

I'm new around here, so first off, hello! I have a long way to go (starting at 247 - yikes!), and I intend to do it slowly (I've done quicker weight loss options before, but I always give up pretty quickly and gain the weight right back, so I know they're not an option for me). I'm 40, and I'm also dealing with several obstacles to getting healthier, such as:

taking Coumadin for chronic DVT (which makes adding leafy greens a bit tricky - I eat some, but not as much as I should)

gastrparesis (which makes adding whole grains tricky - they take so long to digest it hurts)

spinal arthritis (which will limit the types of exercise I can do)

also an anxiety disorder and other assorted health issues that (hopefully) won't add to my obstacles

I've let these things be excuses for entirely too long now; I'm just going to have to find a way to work around them. Not only do I really need to do everything in my power to get healthier so that I'll be around for future grandchildren, I've also reached a point where I don't like myself very much, and that needs to change.

Anyway, this first week I'm planning to eat as I have been but will be writing it all down in a food journal so that I can see where changes most need to be made, and I'm committing myself to 30 continuous minutes of exercise at least 3 times during the week. I know it's not much, but I know myself well enough to know that it has to be small changes that gradually grow to bigger changes because it I try to do it too fast I'll get frustrated and bored then I'll mess up and quit.

Sorry for the novel-length intro post. Looking forward to getting to know folks on here.

PS - I'm cross-posting this to the general intro thread - I hope that's all right. If not, let me know and I'll delete one. Thanks!

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Old 01-31-2016, 05:07 PM   #2
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Hello - I'm pretty new myself! I have battled with the weight loss and weight gain roller coaster for years, and definitely have anxiety issues that I use food to overcome. I am about to start a program at rebootedbody.com that is all about sustainable weight loss, health, fitness, as well as the psychological aspects of food addiction/anxiety/obsession. I'm excited just because after doing every diet plan imaginable this program seems a bit different.
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Old 02-01-2016, 03:24 PM   #3
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Wow, Anonymouse! Sounds like a heck of a challenge- we got your back!

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