Hello all! my name is Stephanie, and I am new to this site.
I have been dreading this day for quite awhile, but really need to do something about this excess baggage I have on my body!
I need to lose 60+ pounds to be in the healthy range.
I put on weight with my 2nd pregnancy, and due to my heart condition of cardiomyopathy, I haven't been able to get it off. For those who don't know what cardiomyopathy is, I caught a virus in 07 (shortly after the birth of my daughter) and it attacked my heart. My heart functions at 25% capacity (normal range is 50-65%). It is enlarged, and stiffened due to the rapid beating to keep the blood and oxygen flowing to my organs. I have irregular heart beats (had a defib implanted earlier this year), High blood pressure, had heart failure in 07, and am prone (very prone) to retaining water.
Before my pregnancy, I used to work out an hour a day, and was in great shape!!!
But here we go again.
I will keep looking and posting for people to critique my diet and exercise, as everything has to be done at a slower pace for me.
This site...so far is pretty cool.