Monday, June 20, 2011
In July this will be my 4th year. I just knew I would have met my goals before now but things happened. I was going strong in the summer of 10 until I stepped into a massive drainage ditch. That sidelined me from all cardio for months. But I am back on my role and changes are happening in my body and I am determined to meet my goal this year on the weight loss. Iím proud of my fitness triumph. Let me give you a short background.
I moved to Texas in 2007 after my mother passed in December 06. When I first got here I used canes, wheel chairs and shopped by riding in carts in the stores. I used a handicapped parking plaque to get a close parking space and avoided stairs of any size. Iíve had 2 back surgeries because of ruptured disk (ruptured in same place the 2nd time). Iíve had jobs where I lifted heavy boxes(tenant folders inside), Iíve moved furniture and the such simply because I thought that because I was this heavy I should be able to do it without incident.
I found out about SparkPeople.com from Womenís World magazine. I still have that life changing article. I also believed God led me to that article because I wanted true change. I had lost weight beforeÖjust a little then gained it all back. I always knew that proper nutrition habits mixed with exercise brought about the best weight loss. I also realized that this would be a lifetime change that I was willing to do.
Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel, Vision problems all were affecting my quality of life. Iíve taken so many types of medicine. At this point Iím only on a couple. But I wanted this change and my body started responding. I became more settled in my new routines. I did hit some road bumps because of personal issues and emotional eating and gained some weight back but had lost it all again last summer.
(I no longer need to use canes, wheel chairs or those carts any more. I can walk 4 miles and even jog. I dance everyday, rebound, strength train and multitudes of other exercise. I know what I have to do to get something different my history.)
Now Iíve gotten back on track and working daily to perfect this journey. It will not be perfect but I will strive to come very close. Iím mindful thinkingÖmost of the timeÖ and stepping up efforts to be an example for the rest of my family.
I love me! Thatís the greatest leap I have made. In my adult life my highest weight was 252 lbs. I never gained more than 5-10 pounds while pregnant with my son or daughter. That wasnít a problem. Started gaining weight in 4th grade. Then I thought I was ďdestinedĒ to be overweight. But that was a lie and I know that I am worth all that God Created me to be and I will do All that I can to be that healthy woman He created me to be.
Every day is not 100% but I will continually stretch forward toward that High Calling of my Father. I can do all things through Christ Who Gives me Strength. Iíve come this far by Faith and the Blessing of SparkPeople.Com. My Blessing from God! 35+ or Ė to go!
Blessings to You All for Your Motivation!