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...My Journey: A Long Walk Home...

Okay, so I'm finally back...this time, I pray, for good! My life has been sooooooooooo hectic since the beginning of the year. I've haven't been committed to blogging or good eating habits at all. It seemed it was easier for me to pick up anything quick because I just didn't have the time to prepare a meal.

Sparkpeople isn't a stranger to me. When I used it in the past, it proved to be a great tool...and full of positive supporters.
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Okay, so I'm finally back...this time, I pray, for good! My life has been sooooooooooo hectic since the beginning of the year. I've haven't been committed to blogging or good eating habits at all. It seemed it was easier for me to pick up anything quick because I just didn't have the time to prepare a meal.

Sparkpeople isn't a stranger to me. When I used it in the past, it proved to be a great tool...and full of positive supporters.
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My Story: I was born to the parentage of....lol. Now that sounds too corny and has the potential of being over-the-top. Anywho, ladies and gents my name is LaNiya, same as my user name, and I'm morbidly obese! Now it's bad enough being overweight, let alone obese, but MORBIDLY OBESED....that sounds like I have one foot in the grave doesn't it? Well my vitals are good, at least that's what the doctor said during my last check-up. I'm blessed not to have any blood pressure or diabetes issues; however, I have been diagnosed with a mild case of sleep apnea. The doctors can not say rather the sleep apnea is a result of me being overweight but they've offered that it has something to do with it.

I have struggled, I do mean struggled with my weight for more than a decade now. Oh yeah, I'm 27 years old, single, with no children...I'm a college graduate, professionally employed, doing my grown woman thang....tell your sons, brothers, etc---LOL! But back to the matter at hand....I've battled with this weight for a while and I've tried to fight back the best way I know how but to do no avail. I've tried the Mayo Clinic Diet; Diet juices; Atkins; pills; made up diets; cabbage diet; u name it, and I've probably tried it. I would lose weight but gain it back plus some and some and some.

I believe I've allowed people to justify my size for a long time now. They would tell me that I carried my weight well and that there was nothing wrong with me. And I would have those same thoughts while I was stuffing myself with fried chicken and downing cans upon cans of soda. I'm smirking because I'm thinking back at the amount of food I would eat just to be at ease with my situation. You know like a drug....trying to get in this zone where nothing else mattered but once your high died, you look for more drugs....well the same I did with food. Once I felt like I was being affected by the glares and whispers of people, I would find more food and eat away my sorrow. A typical feast for me would be:

Breakfast(if I had it): McDonald's sausage biscuit and hashbrown, Coke

Snack: Chips and a soda(Big Red)

Lunch: A Buffet of some sort----8 slices of pizza, salad, 2-3 cups of soda

Snack: Snickers and soda

Pre Dinner: plate of small portion of dinner---for "tasting purposes"

Dinner: large plate of dinner....Fried, SMothered Pork Chop, mash potatoes with gravy, grean beans, and bread; oh yeah, soda

Post Dinner: piece of a pork chop. buttery popcorn, soda, some chips

Snack: candy and.....yup, soda!

I WAS CONSUMING OVER 5000 CALORIES A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can we give thanks to God for supplying grace and mercy to my life. I was "a dead woman walking" ya'll! I'm working on this thing though. I am DETERMINED to take the victories with the setbacks and conquer this generational curse over my life!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough IS Enough. No longer will I sit down on it; No longer will I throw a pity party and eat and get bigger; No longer will allow myself to lose control over me! I will no longer be the pretty fat girl in the group. I know it's not the will of God for my life to be unhealthy....and no longer will I be that! I'm tired and I'm fed up...I WILL press toward the mark for the PRIZE. I will be the VICTOR and no longer the VICTIM....I CLAIM MY VICTORY NOW! Whew, I got caught up for a minute---lol!

Okay my plan is simple...reduce bad fats, sodas; watch sugar and sodium intake; exercise at least 30 minutes----primarily cardio. I've listed a few goals to the right side of my page and other goals are below. To sum it all up, I just want to be healthy and happy! That's all.

Stay tuned for more of my story as I go through this process....

Be Blessed,
LaNiya
BKA
The Comeback Kid
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Member Since: 1/8/2007

SparkPoints: 4,085

Fitness Minutes: 195

My Goals:
Daily Goals:
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Calories: 1370-1720
Fat: 40-69
Carb: 200-287
Protein: 60-156
Calcium: 120-200
Sodium: 0-2300
Fiber: 25-35
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My goals are simple everyday things people don't really think about. The following are my goals: ability to cross legs, walk up stairs without gasping for air, no longer shop in the plus-size department, ability to walk better in heels, etc.
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Current BMI: 52.6
Goal BMI: 29-32
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My Program:
I'm cutting out soda, eating more healthy, substituting water intake for the soda, planning meals, and exercising. TBC
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LaNiya R., Tyler, Texas

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LYNNBELTONLOSES
7/10/2013 10:48:37 AM

HEY GURL??? HOW ARE YOU HONEY, ITS BEEN A MIN SINCE WE SPOKE. HOLLA AT YA GURL...

MISS YOU.
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YOUR WEIGHTLOSS SISTAHGURLFRIEND,
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5/9/2013 5:45:01 PM

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The Taurus girl is born to a mother she can never live up to and she learns to be stubborn to get her own way since her mother is always pushing her to do what she wants her to do. The little Taurus girl can turn to food for comfort as she feels she isn't given the attention she wants from the parent. Thus she can have a weight issue. She loves the tastes, smells and textures of all things and especially food. She makes a wonderful cook, and can work in the restaurant business as she is a good business woman. She can work in the fashion industry, or hairdresser business as she loves beauty and style. She usually has a wonderful singing voice and has music talent. She can be a good actress. Her health issue is her throat area including her thyroid. She gets along best with Virgo, Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn. She does well being the "woman behind the successful man" as she really needs to have money.

Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is all about reward. Unlike the Aries love of the game, Taurus loves the rewards of the game. Think physical pleasures and material goods, for those born under this sign revel in delicious excess. They are also a tactile lot, enjoying a tender, even sensual, touch. Taurus adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in all its guises, whether it's the arts or art of their own making (yes, these folks are artistic as well), is heaven on Earth to the Taurus-born.
It's the Bull that serves as the Taurus's mascot, and along with that comes the expectation that these folks are bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. Hey, this sign has a Fixed Quality attached to it after all, so expect that things will occasionally grind to a halt. That said, Taurus doesnŐt start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply want to get things done, and it's that steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness. Bulls are actually among the most practical and reliable members of the zodiac, and they are happy to plod along, as it were, in pursuit of their goals. The good news for Bulls is that once they get to the finish line, they'll swaddle themselves in material goods. A self-indulgent beast? Perhaps, but if you toiled as laboriously as these folks do, you'd need some goodies, too.
Taurus is ruled by Venus, a lovely goddess who didn't deny herself many things. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure, and Taurus has pretty much taken up where she left off. Bulls are fond of all things pretty, whether it's in their home, at a museum or on the stage. Life as one sweet pas de deux is how the Taurus-born like it. To onlookers, this may look like so much materialism and blessed excess, but Bulls really aren't interested in living without beauty in their lives. Beauty to the Bull also comes in the way of a happy home life, one that includes a partner and a stable relationship.
Taurus values harmony in their personal lives, so they'll work hard on keeping their mate happy. The Bull's penchant for sensual pleasures, of course, can only help things along! Bulls can also be the sappiest of sentimentalists. Will all this overweening attention to their mate turn a Bull into a possessive mess? Probably not, although these folks do have to manage their tendency to latch on a bit tight. At the end of the day, however, TaurusŐs are true romantics and loyal to the core.

The Element associated with Taurus is Earth. No pie-in-the-sky for these practical folks, since they'd much rather be on terra firma. Bulls tend toward conservatism, and this is often seen in their day-to-day behavior. No far-out schemes (that's Air) or shrieking ultimatums (more like Fire) here. Taurus much prefers to take each day slowly and steadily and work toward their ultimate goal. Along these lines, those born under this sign are happy to stick with their projects until they have reached a successful conclusion. They are also extremely patient and dependable along the way. Does that sound earthy enough? The only kink in this well-oiled chain is the heckler in the gallery that tries to upbraid the Bull. These folks may not have a hair-trigger temper, but it's short enough. Bulls in a hissy fit can get pretty argumentative, but eventually they'll calm down and come back to center, since these folks would much rather be Zen. The Earth in this sign does tend to act as a balancing mechanism so that things never get truly out of hand. For every one person who considers the Bull a pain, there are two who will say 'No way!' and happily take the Taurus' gentle charms any day.
Seeing as how Bulls are generally strong and well-built, it's no surprise that these folks enjoy testing their strength on the field of play. Expect to find a Bull engaged in a spirited game of hoops or mountain climbing. Hiking is also a favorite pastime, since it keeps Taurus close to their beloved earth. Indoor adventures are also favored by Bulls, which is why the opera or ballet is right up a Taurus's alley. When it comes to love, the Taurus-born are devoted, romantic and somewhat possessive. Their sensual nature has a way of erasing any mistakes! Since Taurus rules the neck and throat, Bulls would be wise to keep a silky scarf at hand, ideally in a warm (and soothing) earth tone.
The great strength of Taurus is in their stability, loyalty and dogged determination. Bulls want to get the job done, and they will. What better way to get the riches they so fervently crave?




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Belated Wishes to you for a very Happy Birthday!
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