A year ago I came here with a strong will and a set goal and was doing great lost 14lbs in 2 months. But then tragedy happened and I lost my drive. You see my husband died in a car wreck and not long after he died my father died. When my husband died we lost his income so we lost our home and had to move. Its like everything fell apart on me and I resorted to my old bad habit of eating for comfort. I was very depressed and lost without my husband we were so close and thinking of going on ...
A year ago I came here with a strong will and a set goal and was doing great lost 14lbs in 2 months. But then tragedy happened and I lost my drive. You see my husband died in a car wreck and not long after he died my father died. When my husband died we lost his income so we lost our home and had to move. Its like everything fell apart on me and I resorted to my old bad habit of eating for comfort. I was very depressed and lost without my husband we were so close and thinking of going on without him seemed impossible. Even our kids were fighting depression and a sense of chaos.
It has been 10 months since my husband and father passed and me and my kids went on a vacation right after Christmas. We discussed how my husband really loved and enjoyed his life and would want us to do the same. So we made a Living List. A list of places and things we would like to experience in life and made it a goal to work together to fulfill the items on our list. One thing I didn't put on the list but is a private item on my living list is loss weight.
Before my husband died we had started a gym membership together and I was watching my calories and had lost 14 lbs. He was so proud of me and I was proud of myself. The last thing he said regarding the weight was when I lost another 10lbs he was going to buy me a new watch. It was to be a reward for my hard work and a reminder of what I was accomplishing. Unfortunately do to the depression after his death I put that weight back on and more. I am at my heaviest now at 324. But I feel I can do it again and get myself motivated for change.
My brother almost died last year from diabetes because he didn't know he was a diabetic and it was dangerously high. Now he is on insulin and pills. I don't want to be next I don't want my children to be next. Life must change and it can't wait it must start today. My husband would want us to live a long and happy life. My father was a diabetic and he became blind and suffered the last 5 years of his life unable to enjoy his favorite hobby reading. My father would want me and the kids to also live a long and happy life.
I am working to start a new chapter in my journey and a new me for the coming years. It will be different without the moral support of my husband but I will always remember how proud he was of me. He will still be an angel watching over me in this process. So here we go starting a new year and a change of life style for me and my family. May everyone have success in this new year!
Exercise 50 minutes a day go to the gym 2 times a week
no seconds at meals
drink plenty of water
Eat small meals 150-300 calories every 3 hours 6 times a day
Live in Gauley Bridge WV.
Widow March 2014
Have two daughters 12 and 14.
Love animals we have 3 dogs and a cat.
God grant me the courage to change the things that I can about my life and the wisdom to know that I can if I really want too believe in myself. I have to make the changes people can't make the changes for me.
Thank you so much for your comment on my page! I really appreciate you sharing what worked for you with morning workouts and breakfast. I am still trying to incorporate the morning workouts into my routine, but have yet to be successful. In time, I know I will get it down.
hi...how's it going? congrats on your recent weightloss...WOOT!!!!!!! and thanks for stopping by. your support and encouragement means a lot to me. have a great day, take care of your ankle and keep kickin' it!!!
Thanks for answering my post on the fitness message board about Morning Workouts. I am just not seeing success! Another question...do you eat before working out? I don't think I would want anything at 5 am, but I read that you should eat something light before working out? What do you do?