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I am a mother of a wonderful thirteen year old boy. I have been away for a long time. I gained 23 pounds in the last six months. It all started after I was forced to shift absolutely all of my focus and energy into helping my thirteen year old son. Matthew was diagnosed with cancer last September. It will be a long journey for him, three years of treatment to be exact. We are heartbroken for our sweet little fighter. To add to the horror, he needs heart surgery. It's a lot for all of us to deal with, but he motivates us every day with his can do attitude and warm hugs and kisses. His smile would melt your heart. He faces his challenges head on with no complaints. So, I am taking a cue from my little warrior. I am back to my journey, and my fight for good health. We can heal together, and some day we will look back and say what a great job we did!
My goal is to lose 134 pounds!
* to track my diet and exercise daily.
* to eat lots of fruits, veg, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and protein.
* Cut out sugar and refined foods
* Practice portion control
* Exercise daily, when we are not in the hospital.
Matthew wants a baby brother or sister. We want a baby too, but it would be irresponsible to allow that to happen at this weight. It's now or never. I am 42 years old. If I am going to do this, it has to be now, and I have to drop each and every one of my excuses. I pray that I healthy baby is in our future.
I know that if I keep eating sugar, I might become a diabetic. It was a threat that I never took seriously until my son became a diabetic, temporarily, due to one of his chemo drugs. Now that I have had to test his sugar, and give him injections, etc... I am terrified of the reality of what it means to be a diabetic. I have more motivation to quit sugar now than ever.
| current weight: 286.6