Hey Kitty,You must have read my mind. I used to walk 2 miles every day and kept in pretty good shape but now I am so tired all the time or in some kind of pain somewhere in my body. I have gotten so bad about grabbing a coke or sweet tea for the sugar and caffeine for a pick-up that I think I am addicted! I'm serious! Anyway, like you said just eating healthy and doing any excercise that you can do will help. You will probably lose it slower but that is better for you anyway. Good luck!
While we are on the subject of weight, I have to rant a little here. Do ya'll feel like some people don't take your diseases seriously because of being overweight? The other day someone made the comment to me that I just needed to "get in shape". Some people tend to blame any medical problem on your weight.
Ok Ladies - lets get you on the right track!!!
I've read all the posts - and first and foremost - sweets ARE addictive. If you give in today - you are going to crave again tomorrow. Seriously, you have to limit the sweets - the last thing you need is to be dealing with diabetes.
I have battled weight all my life. I still go up and down! I think I look good. What you need is a change of attitude! Learn to think about food and you in a whole new light!
Tell me a bit about what you eat... I'll see if some subtle changes might help shed some (but not too many)pounds because...
Phat = Pretty, Hot And Thick...
Post Edited (sandspoker) : 5/22/2007 10:35:04 PM (GMT-6)
Hey Sands,I agree that sugar is definitely addictive for me although actually I eat pretty healthy. It is just what I drink that has the sugar. Go figure! I am really trying to drink a lot of water. I don't usually like diet sodas but I drank a diet mt. dew today and actually thought it tasted pretty good. I am really working on it but it is so hard.
Everyone is so right. And I know what I really need to do to lose the weight. It's just harder with having lupus now. I think I have been in denial about the weight I have gained and depressed off and on this past year. I just needed a kick in the pants to get moving. And yes moving is an issue. I have to get used to the way my body feels and responds now to movement. It's almost like I went to sleep and someone in the middle of the night switched bodies. lol. And I have had this unrealistic fear that if I exercise and get tired then I will go into a flare. And I know that won't happen. Anyway, I am going to take my time and lower my sweets (no cold turkey I might go through withdrawals. lol) and start out by walking.
Thankyou for the inspiration!!!
Trying2Bfree, I see an endo and she has gotten side tracked with my thyroid. My PCOS has taken the back burner. I haven't tried Metformin yet. When I see you next I will ask her about it. Metformin helped with hair growth?? My PCOS has been giving me problems and I am seeing the gyno everyother month. Lupus and PCOS I guess don't mix and they aggravate each other. Ok so now I am going to ask the endo about meds for PCOS. OH yea more colorful pills. lol. Thankyou for the info. If you have anything else that would help please share.
Post Edited (peacesoul) : 5/24/2007 11:24:11 AM (GMT-6)