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"The Great Divide"...

wigirl's picture
on July 16, 2008 - 7:51pm

I have been struggling with my weight ever since I suffered a severe knee injury (in 2002)that left little chance for full recovery... It took a year, but I made full recovery. In the process, I gained a lot of weight not being able to do any real form of exercise.

The fact that my dad is recovering from (reocurring)tongue and throat cancer hasn't helped any either (I became an emotional eater last year when he was first diagnosed with tongue cancer).

I tried various diets and exercise plans in the past and failed because I wasn't motivated -- I actually gained weight from going to Weight Watchers.

Memorial Day weekend (2008), I started a new diet/exercise plan based on a website created by dieticians, nutritionists, fitness experts and life coaches throughout the U.S. Lately though, it seems like I'm in the middle of what I like to call the "Great Divide (aka "The Great Wall")...

My family and a select number of friends are offering their support and encouragement for me to continue on with my diet/exercise plan knowing I strive to be a healthier person. Then, there are those that believe that "I should be happy being the way I am" and have been nothing but discouraging.

Despite those on the "con" side, I'm still going strong with my diet/exercisse plan. One of my friends is now referring to it as the JG Exercise Plan (because I tend to watch the Josh concert DVD's or listen to Josh when I do Pilates, step aerobics or spin) -- lol!! (Must be working, because I'm finally losing weight.)

My only concern is that within the last three days, I've started to rapidly lose weight... 3 lbs in 3 days (the norm is 1-2 lbs in a week). So, I've got to start monitoring this to make sure I don't lose too much too fast.

Other than that, everything is going great! I feel better about myself, I have a more positive attitude, my health has improved, my knees no longer bother me and I'm sleeping better at night (unless I get wrapped up in writing something).

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