Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gym Time??

I have always wanted to join a gym, but, due to finances, and being very shy, I never did. Well, since my stroke, my legs, feet, hands, and arms, have gotten very weak. Also, I have gone from being anorexic, to being fat again. I weigh 164 pounds right now, I am only five feet tall, so I am huge. I am so ashamed of myself for looking like this. At my biggest weight, I weighed 258 pounds. I refuse to go there again, or anywhere closer to 200!! We were at a store the other day, a man offered us a great deal on a family portrait. We could get a 10x13, 5x7, several wallet size pictures, all for just $16.00. I looked at him as if he were crazy. I said, sir look at me. I have no hair, I am huge, I am ugly. I would probably break the camera. He grinned at me, and said, we have been needing a new camera anyway. I am in need of a major overhaul!! Yesterday, I called the rehab hospital where I stayed when I had my stroke. They have a wonderful fitness center there. You can join the entire center, which includes use of the three pools and whirlpool, track, and exercise equipment. Or, you can just join the aquatic center, which includes use of all three pools, the whirlpool, and the track. When I was a patient there, I loved using the pools, and track. They offer all type of aquatic classes, included with your aquatic membership. I really want to join the aquatic center, I think it would be great for my legs, feet, hands, and arms. Also, could be with some people that have experienced a stroke. Some of the classes sound so much fun.  Zumba water classes, aerobic water classes, water volleyball, ect. Woo Hoo!! Eddie is thinking about it, will let me know soon. Please pray that this will work out for me, it is something I really want to do. The man told me it would cost me $25.00 a month. Also, I am so tired of wearing bandannas on my head, but, I need something to cover my baldness. Anyone know of where I could get some caps like cancer victims, or the Amish wear? Appreciate you listening to me, and praying for me. I love you all.

16 comments:

Godsgalnj said...

You aren't ugly, Denise! I for one think you're quite beautiful! *hugs*

Anonymous said...

http://www.someonewith.com/apparel-headwear.html?gclid=CKnStfLI47ACFUyb7Qod-BZr2A#top

Joyful said...

You are not ugly my dear. You are very beautiful. Having said that I know how it feels when we do not feel we look as nice as we would like. I pray you are able to go to the pools and gym like you want and that you are able to get the caps you need. I don't know what kind of caps those are but I know some people wear knitted or crocheted caps. Is that the kind you mean?

mylittlecottage said...

hi friend...you are beautiful just the way you are and a very sweet lady..wish could help you i have no knowledge of caps ...but now that pray for you...i saw your mail...thanks friend...you are on my mind...you will hear from me soon ..blessings soraya

Karen said...

Denise, You are a beautiful lady, but I know I feel better when I can exercise even a little. I ask God to bless you and give you the desires of your heart.

Alecia said...

You are beautiful inside and out and a blessing to all who have come to "meet" you. I've said a prayer for you this morning. ((hugs))

From the Heart said...

You definitely are a beautiful lady with a beautiful heart. May God grant you the ability and finances to go to the pool. It would be good for both of you. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law go several times a week and enjoy it very much.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Well, I can understand your wanting to cover the baldness, but I for one wouldn't fret over it....heck, maybe someone at the center may help you out...or even if you go [tho you're shy] someone at the fitness center may have suggestions. But, really...don't fret over it...you're lovely inside that is what counts.

Annmarie Pipa said...

good for you for taking the first step!! yes...do it!!! starting seems the hardest...your whole body and person will feel better with exercise. Usually almost every place will help with the fianc├ęs if you ask...ask them to cut the membership fee in half or give you the first month free ...good luck!!

Cathy said...

You are not ugly, Dear. You are beautiful. Don't go on a starvation diet again now. Just try to eat right. That is good you want to join the gym. :) Love and Hugs

Pia said...

denise, you are not ugly. lately because of stress i lose a lot of hair. as it is, i have very thin and very few hair on my head and i keep losing some everyday. i understand how you might be feeling but we are not ugly. we are just going through something. that's all. a smile on your face can make u even more beautiful. so keep that smile pasted permanently on your face. i love you, girl!

Dieneke said...

Hi Denise,
It's always good to try something new.
I will pray for you if you can get your gym-time.
Mutch love, big hug, Dieneke

Pamela said...

You can do it, Denise! I think it's a beautiful thing when our hearts outshines our outward appearance--just the way God intended. I'll be praying it works out for you.

Blessings,
Pamela

Tesha said...

Denise you beauty sines! I will pray you are able to join and find the perfect ting for your pretty head :)

Christina said...

http://breastcancer.about.com/od/wigsandcancertreatment/a/free_wigs_for_cancer.htm

Didn't know if this would help or not.

Christina said...

Here are 2 video's on making & tying scarf's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDMG88etcF0

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezt-5nsIYXA