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Using my past to build my future!

It's been a tough year for me, last spring I was diagnosed with alopecia areata and my doctor told me I only had a 20% chance of growing back my hair. Then a few weeks ago I was diagnosed with gallstones and told I have to have surgery to remove my gall bladder.

I wanted to fall apart and just give up.

But instead I said NO. And I decided to fight.

I met with a dermatologist and went on a gluten free diet to try to get my hair back. 6 months later I ...
It's been a tough year for me, last spring I was diagnosed with alopecia areata and my doctor told me I only had a 20% chance of growing back my hair. Then a few weeks ago I was diagnosed with gallstones and told I have to have surgery to remove my gall bladder.

I wanted to fall apart and just give up.

But instead I said NO. And I decided to fight.

I met with a dermatologist and went on a gluten free diet to try to get my hair back. 6 months later I have a full head of hair that is thickening every day and I LOVE my new sporty, cute, short 'do!

To battle the gallstones, I went on a low to non-fat diet and became a madwoman watching everything I ate. The end result? I haven't had a flare up in weeks and I've lost almost 17 pounds! I'll still likely need the surgery, but it feels great to have it under control!

It would have been easy for me to give up, to just say forget it and continue down the path I was heading, but instead I rose up out of the dumps and found my way out to the light!

I'm now using this experience to push myself into the future of being a happier, healthier and better version of myself!

It's easy to want to give up when life deals you blows, but this girl is not giving up! No surrender! Take no prisoners!
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Member Since: 1/16/2009

SparkPoints: 23,056

Fitness Minutes: 40,161

My Goals:
Walk at least twice a week with my sister.

Reach my goal weight by December 20, 2014.

Exercise for at least 30 minutes, 5 times a week.

My Program:
Sticking to my gluten free, low-fat diet. Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into my diet and cooking more at home.

Exercising more regularly and finding activities that motivate me to get moving.

Not beating myself up when I "slip", but continuing to kick ass every day!

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Determined, strong, single girl with the ability to fight for what I deserve!

Other Information:
I coach swimming for Special Olympics, just another inspiration for me to practice what I preach and get healthier!

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DREAMSEEKER9
7/17/2014 12:14:53 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog post. I love your attitude! Best wishes to you! I've added you as a SparkFriend, so we can cheer each other on! emoticon



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MARION-S
7/4/2014 6:12:54 AM

emoticon Wishing you great success in reaching your goals !



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