ChirpyBird Posted February 9, 2017 Report Share Posted February 9, 2017 Hello! I just joined and read through the different things I could join. I think I fit really well with druids, but I'm slightly confused as to how to join as one. It says to "register as a druid for the next challenge" but I don't see where I can do that. As far as why I want to be a druid: I have two major health problems that are complicating my life when it comes to working out and being in shape, as well as being at peace with myself. I have a heart condition that can only be controlled by beta blockers or surgery. I'm too young for the surgery according to the doctor, so I'm on the meds, but they make me dizzy and feel like I'm going to pass out if my heart rate gets too high, so long bouts of cardio are out. Second, I have been diagnosed with class 3 runner's knee in both knees, and have had a blood clot recently in the left one. This means both knees swell and shoot a lot of sharp pain that continues for days if I do, well, anything. When I can't climb stairs or do body weight squats without this happening, any other workouts I see for lower body seem like they are out of the question. I have been diagnosed with the knees just last year after wondering why I could barely walk after workouts, and have had the heart issue for about three years. After the latter, I switched from doing any cardio and tried doing body weight workouts. With my knees failing as quickly as they are, I stopped working out since May 2016. I cut out red meat, poultry, cheese and milk from my diet. I tried vegan with supplements but ended up in the hospital (long story). Doctors told me I at least need to eat fish, which I do. I don't say no to eggs, but the rest I do not eat. Cutting that stuff out of my diet truly helped me NOT gain weight, but I still feel irritated that I can't tone myself up! It's gotten so bad that I can't look at myself in the mirror anymore, even though I've only gained about 10 pounds since I stopped working out due to the pain and heart. But that doesn't mean I don't see things starting to loosen and LOOK worse. My husband is extremely fit, works out four days a week, is completely vegan, and has like, 18% body fat. Being around someone who is able to do what I want to do but can't is really bringing me down emotionally. I don't know what to really do at this point, so suggestions are highly appreciated. I want to be tone and fit. I don't need to lift heavy weights, have never wanted to be a bodybuilder or anything. I just want to lose a few extra pounds and look good while being healthy and feeling great. I picked the druids because it sounds like a group that might be able to help me in both areas - physically and mentally - but if there is a different group I should be contacting, I'm open to suggestions. Thanks for listening. <3 Jen Quote "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." My NF Character | Goodreads | Twitter | My Author Site HUMAN DRUID Level: 1 | STR 6 | DEX 3 | STA 3 | CON 5 | WIS 13 | CHA 5 Link to comment
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