Me drinking hot tea in my Aunt's back yard in my new Malaysian caftan.
Me sharing tea with my daughter Khadijah, who insisted on keeping on her coat, lol.
Me pushing my cousin Sophia in her swing chair.
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I've been married for 12 years and I have 3 children with autism (11, 10 and 10). I have PCOS that I battle frequently and I was diagnosed when I was 15. I have problems with fatigue, hormonal weight gain, ovarian pain, daily headaches, psciatica pain and a bad knee.
Right now I'm not trying to weigh under 110, I just want to weigh LESS, and be strong and healthy.
My Journey to Date:
June 2011 - 250 pounds. Started taking 10,000 IU Vitamin D
August 2011 - Started Exercising for 10-15 min Daily
October 2011 - Started Exercising 45 min
December 2011 - 240 pounds.
March 2012 - 230 pounds
May 2012 - Started 500mg Metformin 2x a day
October 2014 - Left Knee surgery - torn meniscus and torn mcl
January 2015 - Right Knee surgery - torn meniscus and torn mcl
March 2015 - 238 pounds. Still rehabilitating my knees and trying to rebalance my weak quads and tight hamstrings.
July 2015 - Suffering from a hamstring strain.
February 2016 - 257 pounds - my all time high weight. Things have to change.
Late February 2016 - Restart Metformin, NOT ER edition. Also anti-depressants.
Short term goal is to weigh 230 pounds by the last day of May.
Medium goal - to weigh 200 pounds.
And ultimately to get down to between 160 to 175.
Cardio 3x a week
Strength Training 3x wk
Rehab exercises daily
NOT eating starch with every meal.
You can't out exercise a bad diet. :D
| current weight: 257.2
"Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
Its up to you to make your goals and dreams a reality, Sparkfriend! Take responsibility, and do your best each day to make progress. You are totally worth the effort, you know!
I hope your week has been great so far!
1105 days ago
"Just because we are knocked down does not mean that we are out.
We still have breath in our lungs and tears flowing down - all signs that we are alive!
Take a deep breath and be reminded that often our biggest struggles are stepping stones to our greatest victories."
Just stopping by to wish you a healthy, happy week, Spark friend! Keep your goals in mind and keep pushing yourself every day to get closer. It isn't easy, but never forget that you are worth the effort!
1121 days ago
“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful. "
Thank you for commenting on my blog, "It Feels So Good to Be Healthy!" Have a wonderful week...make it healthy!
1127 days ago
“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
-John C. Maxwell
Get ready for a healthy week, Sparkfriend! You know what you want, and you know what you need to do in order to make it happen...so just do it! Push yourself, even if you don't feel like it...because you really are worth the effort!
1136 days ago
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"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"
Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!
You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!
"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"
Again, Congratulations Beautiful!
Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and so much sunshine into my life!
1136 days ago