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Wow, just read what I wrote 10 years ago and boy things have sure changed. I am 54 now and no longer live in the country. We moved to the city 9 years ago. I like it here. Sometimes I miss the acreage, but when its mosquito season I am really glad to not be there. My boys are almost grown - 26, 17 and 16. I miss having little ones around. I really miss the cuddles.
My health has really suffered over the last 10 years. I have Trigeminal Neuralgia and its been very painful. In April 2019, I died, was relived and then lapsed into a coma for 10 days. When I woke up I couldn't walk or sleep and everything just seems to be different. Lots of leg pain, a spastic bladder, limited leg movement, etc. The list goes on and on. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever be me again.
So hear I am trying to reclaim my life. I can only walk about about a block before my legs refuse to move. Its not muscular. So its understandable why I am at my heaviest. I need help and encouragement.

Lori



I am a 44 year old mother of three sons. I live in British Columbia, Canada and my husband, sons and four cats (they just seem to keep showing up). I am very short so I have always found it hard to keep weight off. Even when I was 109 pounds (high school) I wore a size 9 and my clothes were tight. My doctor says he will be happy to see me at 120 but I know when I get there he will say to lose more. I am a stay-at-home mom and we will on 5 acres in the country.

For the last few years I have been under enormous stress which has added about 60 pounds to my already obese figure. I have been taking Wellbutrin for 5 years and it helps a bit. I have major in-law issues that I am sure everyone is sick and tired of hearing about but I need to vent.

On March 19th, 2010, I started taking Meridia to help with weightloss. I am hoping it will help. My doctor will only let me take it for 3 months. I am hoping in that time that I can lose enough weight that I will feel more confident and want to keep the weight off. I have been a binge eater for many years and I read that Meridia may help.

I need LOTS of support and have lots of support to offer. Leave me a message if you would like.
Lori









Member Since: 9/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 34,209

My Goals:
I want to improve my health and have energy to play with my children. I want to lower my cholesterol and blood sugar numbers and feel better about myselfdied


My Program:
I keep my calorie limit between 1200 and 1500 daily. The problem is that I gain on 1500 and stay the same on 1200. I need to exercise more to rev up my metabolism.



Personal Information:
I live in British Columbia, Canada with my husband and three sons. We also have three cats, one of whom is 20 years old.


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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Your comfort zone is supposed to keep your life safe . . . . but all it really does is keep it small Barry Michels and Phil Stutz
    1 day ago
  • v IAMTHEELLIE
    I'm in Toronto. We've had beautiful sunny weather the past few days!
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action’ try to use ordinary situations. Jean Paul
    3 days ago
  • v SQUEAKPING
    “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou

    Positive thinking and sheer determination are our tools to success! I'm finally out of that dark hole I had climbed down into and ready to go forward once again. Physically, I'm feeling much better and am almost ready to tackle a daily exercise routine again. Mentally, I am still doubting myself and need to just get started. I am walking without the walker inside the house and on the porch and patio. I do need walls and furniture close by to hold onto when needed but I am moving on my own! Progress!
    I hope all is well with you and you are staying focused on your success and moving forward also.
    Sheila
    3 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean Paul
    4 days ago
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