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Postby maggiemay » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:48 pm

Hi anyone out there who is a senior lady and battles with arthritis, I enjoy walking yet sometimes the pain is so bad that I can barely walk out the front door... I have tried water walking though also suffer with stress incontenance due to a medical condition...
I have gone from 117.6kg down to 105kg since last October, so would love to hear from you..
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Re: Arthritis

Postby kiwikid69 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:25 pm

Hi I have just joined and I have arthritis and i think I am a senior well my body tells me I am but my mind is not catching up.

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Re: Arthritis

Postby Blitz » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:48 pm

You will find that the more fit you become the better your conditions will be.
One of the big surprises about weight loss is how much better you general health becomes. 8)

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Re: Arthritis

Postby JP1 » Fri May 23, 2014 10:15 am

Blitz wrote:You will find that the more fit you become the better your conditions will be.
One of the big surprises about weight loss is how much better you general health becomes. 8)

Kim

This is so true, l get terrible arthrimitic pain in the bones of my fingers *not gonna tell you how l reckon it happened* but it is greatly reduced when I lose weight and eat healthily..
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Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
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Re: Arthritis

Postby JP1 » Fri May 23, 2014 10:21 am

:lol:

just read that again and it wasn't caused by what you are probably thinking ;) - I better tell you now.. I was a bit of a naughty boy in my younger days..
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Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: Arthritis

Postby DD Diva » Fri May 23, 2014 8:43 pm

Hello and welcome Maggiemay and Kiwikid69,

Not sure what you class as "senior" especially you Kiwikid69 (if that's your year of birth, then you ain't no senior by my standards) :lol:

I'm 51 is that senior enough? :oops:

Anyhoo....

When it comes to arthritis, yep I've suffered with this since childhood (long story, born with a bone disease which was remedy in later years but which left its marks in the way of osteoarthritis in my hips, so I know only too well what it feels like. :cry:

I can tell you however, that carrying weight adds to the pain. After dropping over 40kg, the pain has diminished ten-fold. I have next to no pain in my joints, and I've stopped taking medication for pain relief. I can walk, dance, and almost do cart-wheels (ok, well maybe not cart-wheels; I'm too old for that) but life has definitely improved. Sure I still have a longgggggggggggg way to go, but I feel better now than I did in my teens!!! :wink:

Weight loss is about regaining your life, as much as it is about your good looks! It's worth all the sacrifice, to be able to feel good everyday!!! :)
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Re: Arthritis

Postby Blitz » Sat May 24, 2014 4:28 am

One of the greatest surprises for me was just how much my health improved. I mean, I was losing weight for the right reasons...I always maintain that being healthy was my main objective (that and just being healthy enough not to drop dead before the end of the year). What I hadn't realised just how greatly my super obesity affected ALL aspects of my health.

By getting healthy, my asthma is almost a non event. I use to use my preventive medication twice daily. I would buy a new reliever puffer every week. Now I would buy one every 6 months or so and I don't need any preventive medication at all. At the moment I've got a major cold. In the old days I would be nearly at death's door...coughing up half a lung (sometimes blood!...but mostly phylum of the most deadly shades of green). These days, as sick as I am, I can still exercise some and walkabout and function. Another thing is recovery time is a lot quicker these days than then.

My back pain is now gone completely. Since I'm no longer carting around those extra 87 kilos ( :shock: ) - not surprisingly my back doesn't give me any trouble any more. A ten minute walk would cause my back to hurt...now a two hour run makes me feel great!

My fat ankles have gone (I've dropped a shoe size) - the fluid retention has disappeared and the general condition of my feet is greatly improved (cracked heels etc). Also can reach my toes much more readily and can cut my toe nails better and regularly.

The nasty rashes and sweating from between my legs and apron (that's the technical term used when your belly fat starts heading south and covering up your "vitals") has cleared up.

My snoring has totally gone. My wife would try to get to sleep with the sawing of great logs going off in the background only to be frightened when I would suddenly stop breathing...only to be relieved by my abrupt starting again. All that is a distant memory for her. Also I use to wake up in the morning with numb arms and legs which during the night were trapped by my weight and restricting the movement of blood through them. When I got up in the morning I had to "work" my fingers until I could move them and get feeling back into them. That is no longer the case. These days I sleep the sleep of angels...not the endless restless nights of old.

These and more are the results of losing weight upon my health.

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Re: Arthritis

Postby JP1 » Sat May 24, 2014 8:38 am

I can believe it Kim, even the small amount of weight (relatively) I have lost brings results, I use to have heart burn bad just about every day but that has gone as I eat healthier..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014) : 112.5 Kg (26 Jan 2016)
Current :99.2 Kg (31 May 2016)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Target : 94 Kgs by 15th Jul
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Re: Arthritis

Postby Blitz » Sun May 25, 2014 4:42 am

I forgot all about my heartburn!
My useage of Quik-Ez to relieve my heartburn was so legendary that my Best Man used it in his wedding speech about me! :shock: :lol:

That cleared up very quickly once I started eating less and more healthily. Right through my weight loss journey I had half a packet of Quik-Ez by my bedside...60 weeks didn't touch it once...and I use to be a pack a week guy! 8)

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