Selfie at the San Diego Fair June 2014 showing my newly purchased jewelry
Viva Las Vegas - July 2004
June 1992 - 150 lbs, 20% Body fat - Would love to be that size again
In June 2013 I had a life and death scare. It turned out I have a fibroid. I hemorrhaged, literally almost hemorrhaged to death. I was thinking at first that it was just a heavy cycle, it kept going, and after 2 weeks it had not let up, I began to get weak, after 3 weeks I started to lose my strength and color. When I finally went to the doctor my red blood cell count was in the 3''s. I was quickly admitted to the hospital where i was immediately hooked up to a heart monitor and given blood transfusions. I was given a total of 8 transfusions in the next couple of days, the doctor was stumped at how to stop the bleeding, and I was way too weak for surgery otherwise I would have had a hysterectomy. I was finally given an extreme dose of estrogen, which somehow actually worked to get my body to stop bleeding. It also caused me to gain about 35 pounds which made me so overweight I could only fit into my most generous elastic waisted pants.
After 6 days in the hospital I finally went home, my blood cell count was up to about 7.2 but I was very weak. It took months to build my strength back up to walk across a parking lot, 6 months to lose the excess water weight, and a year until I was mentally back to normal.
One of the biggest things my Dr told me at my post 1 month checkup, was he told me fat and chemicals store in the body as the adipose tissue, that excess adipose tissue converts to estrogen and fuels cancers and fibroids. *mind blown*!! He goes on to say if I want, I can probably get rid of the fibroid by eliminating anything that would fuel it: processed foods, gmo''s, chemicals and parabens.
I''''ve been doing a lot of research into chemicals in our foods and products and really taking total inventory of everything I come in contact with and have had to make some dramatic changes with everything. I have cut out anything that has ingredients that link to soy, estrogen, preservatives, chemicals, and GMO''''s. I''''ve swapped out all my products and foods over to organic and paraben/chemical free.
And the best part...I still have my uterus!
Ready and motivated to shed this extra weight once and for all. I plan to lose at least 36 pounds by the end of 2015, minimum of 2 pounds per week is completely manageable.
Nov 30, 2013
Surpassed my recent weight loss goal and lost 55. New goal is to lose another 55.
1. Focus on low calorie, not processed foods that contain no soy or gmo's; primarily organic foods.
2. Extend my walks with the dog to 3x/day at least 15-30 minutes.
3. Go to the gym to do elliptical &/or treadmill minimum 30 minutes/day 3 days/wk.
4. Stength training circuit 2 days/wk
5. Meditate minimum 30 mins each night.
I was Born and raised in San Diego County. I don't really get out much and enjoy it though, but I'm going to change that.
I have overcome some health issues that caused me to be a homebody, I'm making it my goal to get out and get active at least one day each weekend, either going to s museum, going to the park, going to visit friends, something that keeps me active and not home where I'll want to sit and eat.
I've been saying for years I want to start my business in my spare time, and now I'm in a networking group that is helping motivate me to get it going. I'm active on my business Facebook page posting tips at least 1x per week, getting ready to file my fbn and start my website up again and launch.
| current weight: 323.5
Happy Birthday Done Girl!
Wishing you a day filled with happy memories and kindness.
333 days ago
Happy Birthday Done Girl!!!
334 days ago
Happy Birthday, Done Girl!
334 days ago
Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL
The symbol for Leo is the Lion, and most Leo natives display many of regal traits of the king of beasts. Leo loves children and makes a good teacher, but she seldom has many children of her own.
In Leo, the Sun is magnetic, forceful, and dominate. You possess a good nature that is very generous, allowing you to attract many friends and followers. You can easily become a natural leader because of your demeanor and because you are ambitious, determined, and highly industrious. Self-assurance and dignity are very strong in your nature. Your magnetic personality lets you sell yourself or your ideas easily, and your persistence at doing so further enhances your leadership potential. You are at your best when placed in charge of a large scheme, for you are truly a fine organizer. You enjoy being in a position of authority because you know you were born to rule. Your sunny disposition allows you to be candid, outspoken, and very direct in all matters, without upsetting people. You possess natural leadership ability, and project such confidence and authority that you inspire others to follow you.
The typical Leo is a natural showman, and delights in having a full measure of recognition and admiration. Leo is the most expressive sign in the zodiac. You love to show off. You probably see your role in life as the starring role. Often the Leo personality chooses some artistic form through which to express talent. There is much drama associated with Leo, and the general approach to life is full of emotional exuberance. If you are not careful, these traits can result in too large an ego, which in turn can make you very susceptible to flattery. Though you have a high opinion of yourself, you still need the approbation and appreciation of your friends and followers. Your ego needs constant reinforcement. This helps keep the spotlight focused on your activities.
Naturally emotionally exuberant, you are not only a good actor, but you make a truly outstanding teacher, as well. The Leo association with the fifth house of the chart suggests a strong bond with children. You may consider your children to be expressions of your creativity. Typically, the Leo is very close to children, the loving benefactor and protector.
The lordly Leo sometimes feels there should be an automatic granting of power and authority. Because of this, you may be one of those Leo types who doesn't feel the need to work your way to the top. Though in many ways you show that you are ambitious, you also can be lazy. You may only want to work at jobs that offer prestige, glamour, power or a good time. You exert yourself only in those situations were you can exhibit your star quality, and garner the attention and respect of others.
Your gift is surely the ability that you naturally possess to lead and to inspire. You are at home on the stage or at the podium. Your poorest showing comes when you are unable to control your ego, and you let an exaggerated sense of your own importance get the upper hand. In spite of your self-assurance and dignity, you may have a degree of concern about being laughed at or disgraced in some way. Again, ego is at the base of your nature and being.
Leo gets along well with another Leo as they can share "royal" duties. Also, Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini, Libra and sometimes Aquarius who is their opposite. They should avoid Scorpio who is secretive and jealous which doesn't work well for the Leo who is open and honest and loves having friends. Leo's health issues are the spine and the heart.
336 days ago
I hope you have a fabulous birthday Done Girl!
336 days ago