My name is Mary I also go by Maggie
My goal is to get back down to the weight I was when I got engaged in Aug of 2007. I got married dec 2007 and pregnant Jan 2008. I had gained alot of weight between getting engaged and getting married. At my first OB appointment in Feb my BP was already bad and I was put on meds that day. The first week of August I was put on bedrest and i wasn't due until Sept 26th. My Dr gave in and induced me Sept 9th due to my BP.
My kids inspire me to be healthy. I grew up with a mom who worked full time as an Interior Designer for nursing homes and hospitals yet she still was very healthy and took excellent care of herself. I've always been thin and in good shape with little effort. These days it's not as easy. My daughter is 1 month old and I still weigh the same as the day I got home from the hospital. With my daughter Chloe I was almost back to my pre pregnancy weight within 2-3weeks so this is weird. I'm not as active as I was 5 years ago and thats where the issue is. I was always so proud to have a mom who was in good shape and I want that for my girls.
My major weekness is junk food. My husband has a major sweet tooth and he is always buying junk so it is everywhere in the house. I try to cook healthy dinners but my kids are such picky eaters so it makes it hard. Also I hate to exercise alone. I live in a small town so there is no gym around and I get bored walking.
Hello all. My name is Cindi. I am new this whole "DASH" idea. I am still in panic mode I suppose but trying to find out as much information as possible. Today, my physician cancelled my surgery (rotator cuff repair) because I failed my pre op exam. Apparently my EKG shows that I failed. That I have apparently had a mild heart attack recently. I'm scared. Worried. Mad. All rolled up into one.
What you want to achieve. To immediately get on top of lower my weight. I'm at 260. I'm 43 so I know this is going to be challenge. But I have to start immediately. What inspires you to be healthy. Honestly, I've always been healthy, except for my weight. No high blood pressure, no diabetes, nothing really. But, this is a serious wake up call/eye opener. What is challenges you when you diet. My challenges is that we have 4 kids still at home, 3 of which are teenagers who can eat anything and everything & stay skinny. Junk food galore. I snack big time! And I sit alot. I work from home on the computer, so I sit 10-12 hours a day/nite. I have got to get out of my chair and exercise! Anything fascinating!! Your pet peeves, your kids, BMI scores. Nothing really fascinating, I'm married to a Deputy Sheriff, we've 6 children but only 4 are still at home. dd-18. twin sons 15 and a dd-5. The other two (son-24 & dd-20) are married and on their own. I work from home. Until this year, we always home schooled our kids. I currently have a torn rotator cuff (which they say was from swimming as I started exercise earlier this summer) but that is second now until I get my heart fixed or under repair. My BMI is something like 45 or 46. I'm 5'3 and 260 pounds so yes, its up there! I am scared, mad, angry but determined to get a handle on this.
I look forward to conversing with you ladies and listening/learning!
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