Hi - I'm back at CK after about a years absence. I had success on it in the past but then I seem to hit the loss of 30-35 lbs and lose my focus. I have about half of me to lose, and I really want to stay on track this time.
My weight story is a common one -- I'm an emotional eater, and I also know that if I don't get enough sleep, I do the sugar fix to give me the energy I need to keep going. It's pretty pathetic when you think about it -- especially when you consider I'm a mental health therapist and certainly can understand this dysfunctional pattern. My job is very sedentary and I have a 2 hour commute to work 4 days a week. So the fat cells have made themselves very at home in my body - But I'm here to say I am giving them an eviction notice!!!
I have a question:
As I weigh so much (which I have been hovering around 300 lbs for over 10 years), this past year I have really noticed that my legs feel very weak when I try to stand on my tip toes. It feels like my ankles, the thin muscles that stretch from the top of your foot up your shin bone and calf muscles are weak. Is that a "normal" result for the excessive weight for so many years? My knees are starting to hurt too, so doing leg lunges right now are out of the question.
Have any of you had this problem and then when you've lost 20-30 (or more) noticed that the strength and ability came back?
SW = 323.2 as of April 23, 2012
CW = 320.6
GW = 160
"It's your REACTION to ADVERSITY, not the adversity itself, that DETERMINES how you LIFE's STORY will develop." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf