Post surgery- need help

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Oct 21, 2013 7:24pm
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HELP!! I had surgery that kept me down for 3 months. During that time I developed pretty bad eating habits and couldn't/didn't exercise at all. I found myself 30 pounds heavier with NO endurance. Where do you suggest I begin?

17 Dec
Hey girl dontbe ashammed. Start slow as u recover from your surgery compleatly then increase as your body feels better.your health and well being is 1 # .youl have more time 2 workout. 4 right now is u and your recovery.hope thiz helpz abit
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Oct 21, 2013 7:47pm
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First, change your diet. Second, walk. Start with just that.
21 Oct
Thanks Ariana. I'm trying. It's so hard to get motivated. I'm so ashamed of the weight that I want to stay inside
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Oct 21, 2013 10:06pm
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Hi Melita,don't feel bad for the weight you have gained during post-op.be thankful to Almighty that you have overcame that phase..now you just need to take a start.change your diet to healthy ones,make yourself strong..progress gradually..you will have it..All the best

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Dec 16, 2013 9:12pm
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Ariana has it right.  You got to start somewhere.  I am in a similar boat.  I have had problems with blood flow in brain, I quit smoking and had a craniotomy to assist the blood flow.  So, you can guess that I packed on some pounds but I have to be careful not to overdo it or I get headaches or feel tingles on my right side.

If you are really that embarrassed, perhaps you can march in place to start.  Get up while you watch tv and stretch.  I think movement encourages more movement and the hard part is just getting up!  Remind yourself you are exercising to help improve your body and to keep your spirits up.  Which is why I would suggest walking outside.  Get some music or an audiobook.

Health issues can be a real downer.   Just as you had to be patient with your recovery, you need to cut yourself a break when it comes to losing weight.  Personally, I don't have muchatience in that arena, I get frustrated, give up, then it's back to hiking my thigh up and getting back on the horse.

Best of luck to you!
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