I am a 5'4" 41 year old woman, with no life anymore since I've torn open these 2 dics and now am facing a MLSF. ;( I hurt myself 15 months ago and have put on about 50 lbs since then. This extra weight is killing me, the pain is so bad that now I am on stronger narcotics than ever.
I am also legally blind and cannot drive, so I'm stuck way out here in the country all day, all alone, no one to help me until my husband gets home from work in the afternoon. I'm on my own, and can't get to the store, anywhere.... so we do grocery shopping on the weekends.
Three years ago, I reached the most I ever weighed in my life, 227 lbs. I went to my dr. desperate and I told him I can't drive and I HATE to exercise, and he told me, "Molly, honey, you won't lose weight exercising--it's all about what you eat. Check out the South Beach Diet." So I did.
Now I'm not saying you shouldn't exercise, so please, if that is your thing, then extra good for you! IF you are able to exercise, you are blessed. I am no longer able to hardly get up or down the steps. SO, 3 years ago, I did the SBD and in only six months I was down to 165! I easily dropped about 67 lbs in 6 months without ever once exercising. Heck, I was so lazy, and it's so hot here in FL that I didn't even attempt to walk for exercise. And the fat melted off of me! I sat right here in front of my PC like always, and withered away, hahaha! It was great! I was able to keep MOST of the weight off until I hurt myself 15 months ago. Now I started my south beach diet yesterday at 211.2 lbs. Today, I weight 209.6. Water loss.
Anyone wanna be my 'diet-buddy?' Maybe YOU need to lose some weight too? You know that extra pound you are carrying around is really putting 4 lbs of pressure on your knees, right? PLUS the pain on your spine. Isn't that what most of us are here for anyways? Spine problems? Do you think that tire around your belly is easing your back pain, or increasing it? HMMMMMM
So how about it? Who wants to go along with me? We can encourage each other. I've got a great SBD forum I am a member of, and w/o them and their help, advice, encouragement, and love, I could never have done this, as I have no support around me, other than my husband and my mom. Imagine.... that's not much support, is it?
So come on, come on! Wouldn't it be great to lose some weight and be less pain free? Even a few pounds might make a difference for you!
These first two weeks of the SBD, called Phase 1, I will lost approx. 10 lbs or so. (Last time I lost 13). The fatter you are, the more you'll drop right away, it is amazing! It is not a low carb diet, but it's pretty close. You CAN do it! I have already lost one pound overnight. I know it's just water for now, but I've done this before, and believe me, it's a healthy way of eating and with some help and encouragement and willpower you can do this with me!!
Anyone in?? It doesn't have to be the south beach diet---ANY diet will do---- I just would love to see some weight loss for myself and for others as it can only help. Plus, my bp has been so high for the past 15 months too, that I'd LOVE to be able to quit taking these 2 different bp meds I have to take twice a day! >:( I am NOT happy with myself, and am scared for my health now, and I'm finally ANGRY enough to do something about it.
What made me snap was the other night when I was so close to being suicidal; a thought occurred to me: I may NOT be able to control the pain my bad discs are causing me, but dammit, I CAN control what foods I put into this body! I CAN lose this weight like I did before and I CAN have control of my life in this way. It is better than no control!
And that brought me the internal strength I needed to dig out of myself to snap and find that bit of wisdom that has made me decide it's time to get back some control over my life before I decide to snuff it out!