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    No one is a bigger failure than me

    I'M BACK AFTER THE GRAND DADDY OF ALL HEALTH SCARES (copy of my diary entry)

    After moving house I sort of, well no sort of really, fell off the wagon BIG TIME! To cut to the gist of the matter. I was admitted to hospital, cardiac intensive care no less, 2 weeks ago with a suspected coronary. It turned out to be bloody gallstones. As an ex nurse, I know how painful biliary colic can be, but had no idea just what agony it could cause. I felt a real time waster and a bit of a fraud BUT a scare like that can concentrate the mind wonderfully well and has brought it home to me, just how close a coronary is, unless I shift the flab.
    I deserve no sympathy, I am in this state purely by my own hand.
    I'm going low fat. A lady in my neighbourhood has lost stones and stones of weight on Slimfast. A shake instead of breakfast and lunch and a healthy but low cal and low fat in the evening. So I'm going to have a bash at that.
    My poor old husband (who very nearly had another coronary himself) is coming on it with me
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    As you can see from the above. I have had a big wake up call. My life philosophy has always been: No experience is a bad experience if you learn from it. And by gum, I've learned from this one. At the moment I am convinced this is the final re start. I am turning over a new leaf and leading a healthy life. I hope I can stay focused. I have ordered an exercise bike which is being delivered tomorrow. My doctor says no more than 5 mins a day to start or I'll be back in ITU. My husband has a proper bike he rides every day. My ambition is to be fit enough to join him, but at the moment treading away in a corner of the bedroom is all I am capable of.

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    Keep us posted! xx
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    RawrGirl's Weight Loss Goal: <135 (Dec 21, 2012): ***129*** -- DONE!!!

    Maintained for about a year and a half, then gained who knows how much over this past summer. Refuse to get on the scale, but am guessing around 150lb.


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    RawrGirl's Ultimate Goal: Get to 29 inch waist and out of 130's





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    Sure will RG. My exercise bike arrives today. My doctor has made me promise not to leap on it when it arrives and try to peddle to Lands End. I told him, that with my flab, aches and pains etc, I shall be glad just to be able to get on the blinking thing without falling off. Having looked at exercise machines, I've come to the conclusion that the saddles aren't a bit as user friendly as they were in the 1960's I've asked my husband to pad it up with a cushion when it comes lol.

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    [QUOTE=tasi;7589427]Sure will RG. My exercise bike arrives today. My doctor has made me promise not to leap on it when it arrives and try to peddle to Lands End./QUOTE]

    Is this a real bike, or a stationary bike? RawrGirl is actually thinking of getting a real bike....someday. She's not that into biking, but she's burned out from jogging.
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    RawrGirl's Weight Loss Goal: <135 (Dec 21, 2012): ***129*** -- DONE!!!

    Maintained for about a year and a half, then gained who knows how much over this past summer. Refuse to get on the scale, but am guessing around 150lb.


    RawrGirl's first mini-goal: Get under 31 inch waist and out of 150's


    RawrGirl's second mini-goal: Get under 30 inch waist and out of 140's

    RawrGirl's Christmas Goal: 134 lbs.

    RawrGirl's Ultimate Goal: Get to 29 inch waist and out of 130's





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    No, its a static which will sit discretely in the corner of our bedroom until such time as i can sit on a 'real' bike without looking like a haystack on a pimple

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    Hi, I j
    like to say good luck on the new you.
    And dont feel like a fraud - I am on the waiting list to have my gallbladder out and I know the agony of biliary colic. In my case I was hospitalised with suspected liver failure before they figured out it was gallstones. The memory of the pain is my focus to keep on track, I'd rather give birth again than have another attack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jandarka View Post
    Hi, I j
    like to say good luck on the new you.
    And dont feel like a fraud - I am on the waiting list to have my gallbladder out and I know the agony of biliary colic. In my case I was hospitalised with suspected liver failure before they figured out it was gallstones. The memory of the pain is my focus to keep on track, I'd rather give birth again than have another attack!
    Thanks Jan. How are you doing? Fancy a laugh? My husband had to higher the seat on the exercise bike because my knees are too stiff and sore to get up high to turn the pedals! My goal is to eventually lower the *&%$ saddle

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    You will get there.
    Now I am in the grove its ok sticking low fat, but I have had to give up on eating out :-(
    At the beginning of the year I was pleased with myself for making a 1mile walk, 2 days ago I ran 4 1/2miles.
    Stick with it and very soon you will be riding in the sunshine and the exercise bike will be able to stick its saddle where the sun doesnt shine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jandarka View Post
    YAt the beginning of the year I was pleased with myself for making a 1mile walk, 2 days ago I ran 4 1/2miles.
    Good for you!
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    RawrGirl's Weight Loss Goal: <135 (Dec 21, 2012): ***129*** -- DONE!!!

    Maintained for about a year and a half, then gained who knows how much over this past summer. Refuse to get on the scale, but am guessing around 150lb.


    RawrGirl's first mini-goal: Get under 31 inch waist and out of 150's


    RawrGirl's second mini-goal: Get under 30 inch waist and out of 140's

    RawrGirl's Christmas Goal: 134 lbs.

    RawrGirl's Ultimate Goal: Get to 29 inch waist and out of 130's





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    Take it 1 meal at a time. Not sure how sustainable shakes are but I've been with SW and have lost 5 stones now. and I eat lots. Of the right things that is. I pray you lose weight so you are healthier and happier x
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    I did two minutes on the bike last night. I know it's not much, and I have to admit I had the resistance at 0 but I'm really thrilled. My doctor told me to start off as 'slow as a snail' because my knees are swollen and stiff so I took his advice. I have to say, that even after such a short time, my knees feel less stiff and I had no after effects at all. I now have a ground zero to work from. Jan your post has given me hope
    Had my hair cut and styled this morning. It's a present I have given to myself. The start of a new fitter me. I'm having some cous cous for lunch instead of my usual sandwich. I've never tasted it before, my husband has passed on it so I'll let you know what I think

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    2 minutes is awesome! RawrGirl hates cardio, so she designed her own progaram based on Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred DVD. All RawrGirl has to do is 30 juping jacks, 30 skaters (jumping side to side) and then repeat -- which would only take about 2 minutes. She is suppossed to do this 3x throughut the day. Does she ever do it? Noooooooo. So good for you!!!
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    RawrGirl's Weight Loss Goal: <135 (Dec 21, 2012): ***129*** -- DONE!!!

    Maintained for about a year and a half, then gained who knows how much over this past summer. Refuse to get on the scale, but am guessing around 150lb.


    RawrGirl's first mini-goal: Get under 31 inch waist and out of 150's


    RawrGirl's second mini-goal: Get under 30 inch waist and out of 140's

    RawrGirl's Christmas Goal: 134 lbs.

    RawrGirl's Ultimate Goal: Get to 29 inch waist and out of 130's





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    Two minutes may not feel like much but its a world away from no minutes. Keep it up and in a few months you'll be amazed at what you can do!
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    It may just be coincidence, but this morning I got out of bed without going 'Ouch!'

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    We are away for the day today. So will pick all the healthy options when we eat. Not promising to suck up much water though, at my age I need the loo regularly as it it.

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