My Family. We are growing but this is the core :)
My Granddaughter Ella!
This has now become my goal!
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In order to make it around for my family, I must put me first. It has been a very long time.
My name is Letitia, but friends and family call me Tisha. I am 39 years old, a wife of 20 years, a mother of four- three grown and one that is 13, and a grandmother of 5 month old Ella. I teach high school English.
Last year I had an accident that left me in constant pain. The disk in my neck between c6 and c7 vertebrate was injured and left pressing on my spinal cord. I had immediate surgery to fuse the vertebrate. I still have full function, but deal with pain that I have never felt before. I believe that had I been in better shape, this would have never happened. As it was, I am the one that would love an iv of Diet Coke hooked up to me...I could live on that stuff and I believe that this contributed to my bones very brittle and weak.
For the past four years, I have weighed in at 333. This is not the weight my body wants to be. I maintained the weight with a steady diet of Hershey candy bars, fried convenience foods, high amounts of all food, and no exercise. This is not the way I want to live, but I was stuck. My husband woke up a few weeks ago and stated that he was going on a diet. He got up and went for a 3 mile bike ride, drank a ton of water and started to watch all of his carbs. He got our future son-in-law going with a bet that who ever lost the most amount of weight in the next three months will win a shotgun that they have all been drooling over for the past few years. It took a few days for me to realize that this was my time to do this. My daughter jumped on board, my sister-in-law, my niece and nephew, my brother-in-law...all those I see everyday are onboard and we are doing this. I have lost 10 pounds in the two weeks we have been working on it and need to lose 124 more to reach 200 pound weight loss. I have found workouts that work for my neck and I am motivated beyond belief. I need to do this for me and for my family. My first grandchild Ella was born in Dec. She needs her Grandmother around for a long time...and my family needs me to be here for a long time. It is time to put me first.
To be able to look in my mirror and smile at my reflection reguardless of my size. ( I still like this goal)
I need to start from the beginning:
1: Track all foods eaten and stay within 1500-1900 calories daily.
2: Exercise for 30 minutes five days a week
3: Drink 8- 8 oz glasses of water everyday and stay away from any form of soda.
4: Get the right amount of sleep for me.
5: Remain possitive.
I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a high school English teacher, a love of good books and great food....I am a Mormon...
I know...so clich� :)
I need to be my biggest support- I think it is time-
| Pounds lost: 35.6
How are things going, I wonder
All good I hope. I've really missed or lovely chats! I wonder when you'll be coming back....
One week down and another week to go before I head back to work. It's been wonderful to just relax and not have to be somewhere at a specific time.
I actually went running the other day and felt so relaxed that my mind went blank and I felt so happy.
Running has always helped me with my stress.
I ran a 10k race last week and beat my previous time. I was so happy. It was a difficult course with a long incline so it was a lovely feeling.
Tomorrow I am running 8.9 miles as a race where you run in one direction only, along a scenic route next to a train track and then you can catch the train coming back. I'm going with a couple of friends because I feel anxious about the race. I also have my TOM and I'm really heavy. I hope I'll be okay.
Anyway, my kids seem happy and have been spending time with us and their friends. We took them to see a circus the other day but it wasn't very good. lol! There was about 2 good acts but the other things they did, anyone could do, if you know what I mean. And when they were planning their next act they brought out random characters to walk about. It would have been nice to see some dancers or something. Anyway, afterwards we laughed our heads off so that made up for it.
Anyway sweetie. I'd love to hear from you soon, or I might have to pop over there and find you myself.
2241 days ago
I hope you are still having a great time. One more week and a bit until I am on holiday! Woo Hoo! I've got plenty of studies to catch up on though but it'll be great having the time to do it.
Today at school the head teacher asked to see me in her office. I will be working in another class in the morning to give another teacher some support during literacy. Apparently she is having a terrible time with her teaching assistant at the moment who thinks it is okay to walk on tables in front of the children and to tell them to leave the classroom when she has specifically asked children to remain where they are.
I worked with this teacher last year and had a wonderful time with her. It was such good fun, so it is awful to see her struggling this year. She is only 24 years old and in her second year of teaching.
I also took 10 children and 2 adults to a nearby university where the children got to play a football tournament. That was great. I was nervous about the driving though, but it went ever so well. They didn't win but that wasn't the point. Most of them enjoyed it.
I'm going to be making them all certificates.
My kids are going on a scouts weekend camp so I expect hubby and I will get the chance to do soemthing interesting and just for ourselves. I can't wait!
Anyway sweetie. I'm still thinking of you and missing you.
Hugs and love x
2258 days ago
I had the most beautiful weekend. It was an amazingly warm day yesterday and didn't need to wear a coat for the first time. I also helped to marshall a road race for my running club. We had organised the event for people to run a half marathon. It was great!
I did some studying but I also spent time with hubby and exercising. I managed to bike on my stationary bike 42 miles over friday and Saturday, and did 30 minutes strength training and 45 minutes of Tae Bo! So I feel super fit.
I am still eating more and have lost another 1 lb! Awesome - at long last!
I hope your spring break is going well. Miss you loads.
Hugsand love x
2261 days ago
I hope you are enjoying your spring break with your family! I break up in another couple of weeks and can't wait. Lol! No, it's not that bad.
I have some good news at long last ... I have lost 1 lb! It has taken an enormous amount of time and effort but it has finally happened. Woo Hoo!
Anyway, nothing much else to report.
2263 days ago
Wow! You're planning a road trip? 700 miles?
I wonder how long that will take you and will you be staying overnight anyway along the way? You're parent's will be so happy to see you all. Bless. Have a wonderful time and have a safe journey. You are a champ! How long is Spring break for? I just had a thought. Are you there already????
Yes, I'll forgive you for a little slip up here and there, considering what happened to me a while back. I've still got tons of energy and I only yawned 3 times at school in the afternoon yesterday! lol! More food is great for me but it's TOM, so I can't judge if it's making be bigger or if it's just the bloating I sometimes get with it.
Work is going okay but we've been warned that hours will need to be cut from next September due to the budget next year. If they need to cut mine I'd rather do three whole days so I can try and get another job on the other two days, rather than just do five mornings a week. We'll see.
My next holiday is roughly 4 weeks away (I think) and I can't wait. Lol!
Have a beautiful day! Hugs and love x
2271 days ago