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Losing it and sticking to it !!

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My name is Shannon and I am pretty much a single mom to a 13 yr wonderful girl (I am married but he is currently residing with the State of NC's DOC ) - Back in 1994 I wieghed 130 lbs ...then I got pregnant and lost the baby at 6 months along. I was devastated and let the Doc talk me into what was then a new drug called Depo provera ...I put on wieght what seemed like over night ...not a little bit either ..I didnt change my eating habits at all ...from August to December I jumped ...
Hello,
My name is Shannon and I am pretty much a single mom to a 13 yr wonderful girl (I am married but he is currently residing with the State of NC's DOC ) - Back in 1994 I wieghed 130 lbs ...then I got pregnant and lost the baby at 6 months along. I was devastated and let the Doc talk me into what was then a new drug called Depo provera ...I put on wieght what seemed like over night ...not a little bit either ..I didnt change my eating habits at all ...from August to December I jumped to 180 and it was downhill after that. My self esteem suffered ..my marriage suffered ...My health was the last victim to my wieght. I was diagnosed with Diabetes about 5 yrs ago and ignored it for a very long time ...became insulin dependant ..developed high bp , High cholestral , couldnt sleep ...bad knee pain ...bad feet pain ...no energy ...fatty liver ...u name it ...it came. I have a very high stress job but everyone there also happens to be big eaters ...and I was scarffin down fast food like there was no tommorow ...bad part is ..so was my daughter. I refused to exercise ..I HATE IT lol Jan 31 after a bad report from the doc ..and hearing that my A1C was now a 9.8 I finally decided to buckle down and do something about my wieght. I made a deal with my body that I wouldnt exercise ..I also would only do the diet for 90 days ...if I didnt see a signifigant change I would go back to eating whatever I wanted and just die being a fat happy chick. Well low and behold the diet worked. I changed my eating drastically and stuck to it. I just did not bring any junk into the house once so ever. I ate the same thing at the same time every single day and started a regime of supplements like fish oil and vitamin B12 ...the change was unreal ...I started feeling great ...my diabetes became so under control I couldnt take insulin or I would pass out. I got more energy ...my feet and knees STOPPED hurting ...and I managed to go the entire winter without ever catching a cold - that NEVER happns !! My clothes started getting loose and my big beer looking belly started sagging down and becoming jelly like instead of hard as a rock and round. I had made myself NOT get on a scale for at least a month ..and then I wieghed on the same scale at the docs office I originally wieghed in on - I had dropped ten lbs in two weeks ...then 15 ...then 17 ...then 25 ...till my 90 days was over and I had lost a grand total of 49 lbs in 90 days with NO exercise. The compliments are rolling in ... I can now wear Xlarge shirts instead of 2 x ...and remember that real bad A1c?? Well its now a 6.3 and my Doc is AMAZED. I am no longer on insulin ..nor any other diabetic med ...no bp meds ..cholestral meds ..or anything else. I took the time to educate myself on food choices and I swore OFF fast food ..especially a Big mac which I am sure was put here by the Anti Christ. I customized my own diet plan ..its boring ..its routine ..but it works well for me and my body seems to love it.
8 am - no later then 830 am ...
1 - Bannana or 1 Bowl of Cheerios with Almond milk

12 noon - 6 thin sliced deli turkey on wheat bread with tons of lettuce and hone mustard and pepper - Nothing else on the sandwhich
Tangerine or an apple
1 container of FAT FREE yoplait

2 pm - Tangerine or apple

5 pm no later then 6 pm ..duplicate lunch.

Bedtime snack if needed is another piece of fruit or yogurt.

Its worked great and keeps me under 1200 calories a day - I went from 249 to 207 in 90 days and still losing. My Body is happy with me and I am thinking on springing exercise on it soon lol Thats my story folks ...My goal wieght is 165 ...and for the first time in so long ..I am sure I will see it !! My intrest include fishing , camping , nature, My family and Ofcourse my relationship with myself and God. I NOW KNOW THE POWER OF TOTAL COMMITMENT !! Oh and one more thing I forgot to add ...I do reward myself on one meal on the weekend of anything I want ..no restrictions ...but strangely enough I have found myself still watching what I eat lol




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My Goals:
Get down and stay down to 165 - Starting wieght is 249 - Started the transformation Jan 31 , 2011

My Program:
Calorie Counting - Input must me less then output - eating only healthy stuff !! Portion control - fruits ...veggies ...lean meat ...and no no no bad stuff !! Under 1200 calories per day

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Livin Life in Beautiful South Carolina !! Love my home in Dixie !!

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CRAFTY876
7/15/2011 2:12:27 PM

Shannon:

Thanks for putting your story out. I'm three weeks into this life change and still struggling with the ideas of the right amounts and types of foods. I occasionally think, ok i'm doing enough and then I see your dedication and focus and I know I'm still not there yet.

Thanks for the Inspiration.



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BODYAMORE
5/19/2011 9:58:38 PM

Just dropping by saying Hi! emoticon



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SHEROTT1
4/2/2011 3:50:55 AM

You have done wonderful! I am so proud of you! Your story is so motivating! Way to go! What a great example you are for your young daughter! I think you are an amazing person! Good luck in your journey!



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