Hi everyone, I just joined this group today. I had a wake up call in October when I had a bad bout of atrial fibrillation that landed me in the hospital. My blood work came back with bad ratios of cholesterol, and low thyroid, and possible sleep apnea. The thyroid is now under control, as is the sleep situation. And after eliminating all refined carbs, my cholesterol ratios are markedly improved. The only struggle now is getting these pounds to part company.
I have shifted to Atkins, with more success than the traditional (i.e, Weight Watchers, low-cal, or low-fat/high-fiber) approaches. I am setting my sites on the long term view, and reminding myself that even if the scale isn't reflecting it, I am improving my general health through this way of eating.
Oh yeah...exercise! I have bad knees, and some general arthritis, so many exercises are tough for me to do. But I have a recumbent bike that I do a interval workout on at least twice a week. More than 3X's per week is too much with this routine. I have been wanting to add some resistance work, but so far my efforts have not matched my intentions. Baby steps!
Good to find this group.
A bad moment does not have to be a bad day, bad week, or a sign that you can't do this. It is a moment. Just that. Pause and go back to the person who really wants to be healthier and happier.