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H.a.l.a RNY 5/14/2008 Lost over 100 lbs, now app 162-166..
Maintenance phase of my life; size : 6-10 (depends on a brand)
"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell..."
"So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and do not play one on TV. I've done a lot of research on vitamins but am not qualified to give medical advice. I'm happy to share my research with you, but you should see a health care professional if you want medical advice.
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JOHN-hello and welcome to OH ! You will notice the site is called OBESITY HELP..not Obesity SURGERY Help..You are absolutely welcome and encouraged to post here..whether or not to have surgery-of ANY kind-is a very personal decision..
I'm sure most all of us can identify with your exercise woes, on one level or another. For me, it was just GETTING STARTED. Unlike you, I WAS self conscious..going to a public gym/pool was HARD...KUDOS to YOU !!
As a 35 yr nurse, I do agree I'm a bit worried about the medical stuff, but I certainly understand the $$ of healthcare. Start exercising SLOWLY-and if it truly HURTS (not just sore, from using new muscles), then STOP!..Like others have said, walking/running in water is a GREAT work out and will burn a ba-gillion calories!
Not too sure about the accuracy of your "bathtub weighing"..lol..If you truly need to know your weight, vets and feed stores have large scales. My son works at a feedstore, and they have a scale that goes to 750 lbs, that people can stand on.
DO be sure to get enough protein/veggies/FLUIDS to support your added activities..
Anything else we can help/advise you with, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask !
RNY 4-22-2002..and still learning
something new EVERY day !!!
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Hi John I just wanted to wish you good luck in whatever weight loss regimen you decide to choose. I weighed 450# (probably more but the scales said that at the time I found one to use) so I know it is challenging to just exist!
Just walking is a great way to start but I I felt too self conscious to walk in public unless it was dark out!! I did do this (walking) but found the water exercising to be the most optimal for me at my heavier weight. I also did some exercises to DVD's that involved chair exercises - Sit and Be fit,(aprogram on PBS but I believe she also has dvd;s; and Richard Simmons used to also have a routine for those in wheelchairs or just those who wanted to use a chair to exercise with and were more comfortable in their own home(s).
Anyway, best of luck to you. There are some wonderful people on this forum all who have great advice even if you do not have weight loss surgery. Take care mary