I am now 8 st and my usual weight has been from 6 st 12 lbs to 7 st until about 9 months ago.I have always been a size 8 but now I am between 10-12. I need to lose this weight as all of my clothes are too tight and I generally feel sluggish and generally very low in energy. I can not go any higher than a size 8 in trousers as I have small bony structure. My weight is round my midrift waist and abdomen. I know that this is a very dangerous area to carry weight.
I have a sweet tooth and currently my diet is very unhealthy.. The only time I was ever 8 st was when I was expecting my son who was 9 lb 6 Oz's. Total weight gain during my pregnancy was 14lbs. He is 52 years old today.
I am now 80 years. I am generally in pretty good health. I have hypertension and I have been on medication for around 8 years for this. I have had echo cardiogram and other than some mild calcifications on the aortic valve my heart is healthy
I have chronic urinary infections for around 2-3 years but I am now on permanent nitrofurantoin 50 mgms at night. I have had bladder biopsy which was benign. To have a further Cystoscopy in 2 months time. for the past 18 months I am still under the care of the Urologists. My family are unaware of how unhealthy my diet is.
I am feeling in low mood currently and as it is a new year I would like to reduce my weight but most of all to have more energy
I suffer from chronic pain and have had an implanted neurostimulator for over 30 years. I had a new battery to 8 months ago. I am on medication and an never pain free.but most of the time the pain is tolerable
I have had a problem with my colon for many years. The pain and the colon and anal.problem are as a result of a Kielands forceps in 1971 My Son is 52 years old today. I had 75 CMS of my colon removed 23 years ago.An attempt was made to repair the anal sphincter too but unsuccessfully. I use the Peristeen system and this has changed my life. I irrigate my bowel daily and I can go out confident that I will not be incontinent
This is very long winded but I am feeling down at the moment. I suffered very bad depression in my 30's and early 40's as a consequence of the chronic pain. I had 8 treatments of ECT in 1976 when my son was 5 years old. Although I remained on antidepressants for a further 3-4 years I was well and worked as a midwife for over 20 years. My husband died in 1996 aged 56 and I was 53. I have 6 grandchildren whom I adore. This time if year is never good for me. I need motivation and for this reason I am asking for your support.
I would appreciate any support you could offer me .
welcome to our forum and thank you very much for sharing. There’s a lot that was going on in your life and still is, no wonder it gets difficult to cope with everything. I understand only too well the need to fit into usual clothes and despair when they become too tight. As you rightly say, it’s more about energy than the weight itself and I do hope you will be able to address your choices of food, so that healthy choices can give you a bit of a boost and a push towards the right direction. Please look after yourself! Hope to see you around and participating in our events. You can find what’s happening on the forum and other information in our Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/weight-l...
All the very best!
Thank you so much for your understanding...I should be counting my blessings but right now I just feel.low. I really want to eat healthier and once I can motivate myself my mood will lift.I volunteer at my community library. I am a WI member for around 5 years.. With a small group.from this I do.a craft class..l am not very good but I get encouragement from these friends. I have plenty of housework.and ironing to do today. My daughter is hosting a family from Ukraine and my Granddaughter has been staying with me well sleeping here She's 25 and gone back today. Equally my Grandson was also here for 5 days too. We all had dinner at my daughters last night. I think I have the post Christmas blues.
wishing for those blues to shift! One healthier choice at a time, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. These are the things I keep telling myself. My personal discovery about motivation was that it’s a fickle thing - one moment here and gone the next. But we can still make a better choice every moment, even when all we can do is harm reduction at that moment. And then the next moment comes and we can meet it in a better state