OK, I've made a decision. My whole focus is now on reversing my congestive heart failure instead of losing weight. Of course, losing weight is a major component, but my heart health will now be the main focus. I have done research and found some natural supplements to take to improve heart health. I am going to start walking, eating more fish and antioxidant rich foods. I will still work on my eating, of course, but this time the emphasis will not be on losing weight as much but rather on getting healthy. I'm taking a stand and making a choice. My first step is writing this declaration because even though I'm strong right this minute, in ten minutes I may lose all my determination over something stupid. My focusing on weight loss only makes me more hopeless. especially when I think how much weight I need to lose. (211 lbs to my goal - about 40 lbs more than that to be at my optimal weight). I researched reversing congestive heart failure naturally, so I am going to start with supplements, I am going today to walk on the beach. I'm going to eat more natural foods and heart healthy foods and more cold water fish.  I am going to start moving around more in my daily life-cleaning house, etc. There are so many things I cannot do, but there are many things I CAN do. Some of them (most actually) are painful or uncomfortable, but I need to keep the goal in mind. I think this will free me from the scale. Of course I will still weigh in and track my weight, but as a part of my healthy heart regime, not the main focus.Those of you who read this journal, please leave a comment, even if it's just "I was here." I need to feel your support. Take care and God bless.

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I\'m so sorry i haven\'t been in touch...I\'ve been thinking of you, but every time i tried to leave a message or comment in your journal or send you a hug the screen would just go blank...seems to be fixed now though. You don\'t need me to tell you, you are heading in the right direction, but i\'m going to anyway....so beautiful to read your journal and find this positive vibrant woman who knows what she needs to do...you are so onto it....forget the weight, all the loss you want will happen when you focus on your health and eating right for your heart.
Even though i have wanted desperately to lose weight for more years than i care to remember, it was only when i started focusing on what was going to give me good health did i find the motivation and commitment to eating healthy...i want to be slim, but i want to be healthy enough to actually do something about it and to want to keep moving forward even when i slip up.. I pray the same for you darling Ina, that you will find and hold on to that inner conviction and resolve that you can and will do this... I pray for God\'s greatest blessings upon you today dear dear friend.
Love lynda xxx
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I haven\'t had Internet access for many months. I\'m celebrating my health gains and I thought I\'d pop on and reconnect with all of you. I\'m going to be reading your journal all the way through to catch up because we were having some meaningful conversations before and I wanted to continue. I love that your commitment is focused on healing your heart! Great job!!!

What supplements have worked best for you. I like 50,000 IU of Vitamin D-3 twice a week and 4 teaspoons of fish oil for the Omega 3\'s daily from Nordic Naturals.