Corinne, 11 months
4 of 7 granddaughters: from L, Alex, Camille, Trinity, and Simone. Missing - Aislinn.
I'LL NEVER GIVE UP!
Hi! My name is Tina and I've always had a battle with my weight. I had gained some measure of normalcy in high school, but after marriage and then having 5 children in 7 years I quickly packed back on pounds ... plus. Add in some extreme emotional eating while having marriage problems early on and I "miraculously" ended up weighing over 350 lbs.
Result ... I found out I was a diabetic (type 2) the week I turned 40. I managed to lose 50 lbs after that, but have been hovering around 300# now for YEARS, using every excuse NOT to really change my bad eating habits and dislike of exercise. In the past few years, I've really started having additional problems ... abdominal cramping/pain, leg edema, bathroom issues. These symptoms kept getting worse despite the fact that my primary care provider (military) kept telling me it was normal with "the change". It finally got bad enough that I insisted on being seen offbase. Two biopsies were done in June 2012, and it was cancer (late stage3 endometrial). I wasn't fearful, in fact, I almost felt vindicated!
First, they got me into surgery quickly - a radical hysterectomy with 47 lymph nodes removed. The cancer had spread past my uterus into the cervix, then the vaginal vault, and into one lymph node. Although, the doctors feel the cancer was removed, chemo and radiation were recommended as safeguards. First, chemo (Sept through Jan) and then the radiation, internal and external treatments. I'm happy to say I'm in my last week of radiation now (Mar 2013).
Throughout this entire process, my family and church family have been supportive and have agreed with my husband and I in prayer for healing and restoration of my life. This goes beyond the cancer and treatments .... it reaching into my life-long lack of self-worth to take care of myself. After recovery, I will have to start back exercising and watching what I eat in order to get healthier (and slimmer). I don't know what God has in store for me, but regardless of cancer or no cancer, I know it's GOOD because He is a GOOD GOD!!
Long Term Goal-
Health and restoration
Short Term goals-
I was born and raised in North/Central TX and then became an AF wife for almost 20 years. We've lived in Greece, OH, CA, NE, UP of MI, and retired in SouthTX. We've raised 5 kids (3 boys, 2 girls) and now have 9 beautiful grandchildren (7 girls, 2 boys) plus another granddaughter in "progress" due in May 2013.
I like reading, sewing, quilting, old movies, Bible study, church activies (non-denom)and I like to stay informed on politics. I'm a social & fiscal conservative.
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| current weight: 303.4
Thanks so much for my Personal Chef! Woohoo....She started in this morning, going thru my cabinets and food bins and weeding out some stuff...haha
I am so close to seeing 199 that I really need to get with the program and stop foolin' around!
Thanks for the encouragement!
1983 days ago
Comment edited on: 1/21/2011 9:45:17 AM
Today, if a smile comes to you, a happy smile that perhaps you canít explain, itís because in that moment I am thinking of you and smiling too.
1992 days ago
* You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try.
1994 days ago
* The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.
1996 days ago
T - Is for the Tons of Blessings that I receive each day.
H - Stands for these Hands that fold, when I begin to pray.
A - Means all the Awesome powers our Lord has from above.
N - Stands for His Never ending patience and His Love.
K - Is for the Kindness and forgiveness He has shown.
S - Stands for the Sweetest gift of love we've ever known.
G - Means the Amazing Grace that God bestowed on me.
I - Says I can't imagine, without His love, just where I'd be.
V - Is for (Victory in Jesus), just like that song of old.
I - Means I'll do my best, to lead lost sheep into His fold.
N - Is for the nails driven through our Savior's hands.
G - Stands for God's Greatest Gift, His Son's life for mortal man.
Many Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving!
by Vickie Lambdin
2044 days ago