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SLOW weight battle
Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:28 PM
Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:41 AM
My knees are not working right and it's very hard for me to stand up from sitting.
Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:43 PM
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:04 PM
wine and eat better. I do boot camp 3x/ week but think I need to walk daily on other days. It's very frustrating but it will happen.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:40 PM
I'm REALLY having a hard time with this for I have Body Dismorphia http://en.wikipedia....orphic_disorder so this has been a struggle for me even before the stroke. I understand how you feel. I've spent money I should have saved just to try anything with that easy fix. I know stroke isn't easy, If I can cope.. you got this.
Mine was caused by :
Teasing or criticism
It has been suggested that teasing or criticism regarding appearance could play a contributory role in the onset of BDD. While it is unlikely that teasing causes BDD, likewise, extreme levels of childhood abuse, bullying and psychological torture are often rationalized and dismissed as "teasing," sometimes leading to traumatic stress in vulnerable persons. Around 60% of people with BDD report frequent or chronic childhood teasing.
I was abused in my first marriage so now all those insecurities are resurfacing as a result of weight gain and is a stress in my marriage My perception not his)
Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:29 AM
Losing weight after a stroke can be so frustrating, I agree. For one thing, we're less active than we used to be. For another, our meds. may cause us to gain.. Becky
I agree with Becky, and I know my almost sedentary lifestyle now, and some of my medications, have made it extremely difficult to lose. One thing I have decided is to exercise and eat properly, and if there's any weight lost, it's a bonus.
As stroke survivors, we have to adapt to so many changes; having to adapt to weight gain can be an added slap to the face.
Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:17 PM
My doctor told me about the Engine 2 Diet. Completely plant based. I definitely feel so much better, healthier. it's really difficult at first, but plant based diets do help the environment and can reverse heart disease. Just a thought....I still have LOTS to lose. It's hard to exercise because energy level is kaput and there is generalized pain. but the eating piece seems to help a bit.
Hope you find something that works! I'm with you in the battle!
Much respect and in solidarity,