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Old 12-18-2014, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Motivation-Gained because of chronic illness

Hi Everyone,

I have not used this site in years. I used to be pretty healthy. I was a slightly overweight athlete and ran a few marathons. Due to stress and some major losses I was diagnosed with fatty liver disease about a year ago. My asthma had a flair up and took steroids to help me breathe better. I gained some weight and now am 223 pounds as a 5'5 woman when I used to be 160 to 170 and still felt healthy. I'm not depressed about my gain as I can breathe and I can eat foods as long as they are low fat and I can not overeat without severe pain.

It is scary, but I am looking for support as I become a healthy person both emotionally as well as in my body. I'm so overwhelmed though. Living with this disease I may not want to eat at all. I have the clear to eat solids again, but have forgotten how to even eat well to support weight loss and. Has anyone else ever come back from a major illness with no idea how to start again?

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Old 12-18-2014, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what doctor said you about it?
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My doctor was been supportive of weight loss as it will help my condition and gave me an ok to start working out again, but slowly.

I'm just starting now to be able to move and it is scary, but good.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Coming back from major illness.

I had a heart attack in June/July. I have been on the mend ever since. I was completely terrified and had to start slow, working up to where I am now for exercise and revamp my entire way of eating.

Welcome to our group. Feel free to join us on the weekly threads and weigh ins.
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