Saturday, July 06, 2013
You know...I spent a lot of time being depressed, upset and in denial about what was going on with my body. I didn't want to accept the fact that I almost died due to bleeding in my lungs that nearly drowned me. I didn't want to accept that because I was in the hospital for 5 months, I could no longer walk and had to be in a wheelchair. I didn't want to accept that I was going to be on oxygen and I'm only 22. I was envious of the people who drank, smoked like chimneys or did drugs but were perfectly fine at the moment. Here I was having done NONE of that, and I was deathly ill. It wasn't fair. I spent my birthday unhappy in a wheelchair and I think from then on, I had pretty much had enough.
I started off slowly, using my resistance bands that I got since I had no help from physical therapy. I forced myself to get out of bed when I could have just laid there like a vegetable. I forced myself to gain my independence back. I've learned that life throws you darts and you can either dodge them or be hit. I refuse to be hit again. I went into Hunger Games mode and was determined to get my body back or die trying.
Well, obviously I didn't die because I am writing this blog. I want you all to know that anything is possible. The doctor told me it was going to be a long time before I walked again and I was walking within 3 months due to hard work and determination. Now, I'm still working out (I start Jillian's Body Revolution program tomorrow), I'm eating right and taking care of myself. I hit a very big roadblock yes, but roadblocks do not stay forever. They are only there until the problem is fixed and then you move on. That's exactly what I did. The first pic was taken in November 2012 (around Thanksgiving) and the second picture is from July 2013.
As Drake would say...STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW I'M HERE!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
First, I'm very sorry for my spotty appearances lately. I also have a fitness facebook page so I'm mostly there because...well, I'm always on facebook lol. If you want, you can like my page at
Thomas-The-Shrinking-Babe/499136040127892 . Okay, so last time I wrote a blog, I mentioned that I was in a wheelchair for my birthday, which was a little over a month ago. But now...I'M WALKING! Well, with a walker, but I'm no longer using my wheelchair! I've just been working really hard to get out of that wheelchair and forcing myself not to become lazy and dependent. I kept complaining about hating being in a wheelchair but nothing will change if I don't do anything. So I did something about it and now I'm no longer using my wheelchair. I feel very proud of myself to say the least!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
For so long, I've used my Lupus and my illness as a reason and I haven't been able to get healthy. That isn't completely true. I haven't been losing weight because I haven't been putting my all into it as I have.My birthday just past this past Saturday and I spent it in a wheel chair with jogging pants on, because I had nothing decent to wear. It was embarrassing to say the least. I'm tired of being miserable in this body, with my life, with this Lupus. I want to be in charge and that's what I'm going to do. Once I get out of this hospital, I will not give up on myself. God didn't bless me another life just to waste this one. So I'm going to do something about it!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Hi everyone! It's been months since I've written a blog and I feel that I owe you guys an update. I haven't given up on my goals, I just have to do them slower. I was FINALLY released from the hospital for good on August 3, 2012 and it's been a struggle getting used to using a wheelchair and such at home. My bedroom at the moment is set up like a hospital room, so it kind of feels like I'm still in the hospital (which isn't very comforting). But all in all, I'm glad to be home. I've been working with physical therapy and occupational therapy to get my strength up so that I can walk on my own and do things on my own like I used to. I'm so ready to get back into the gym!!! I'm constantly reading weight loss blogs, keeping up with the progress of others because it keeps my motivation going. My walking is getting much better, I just have to get my breathing under control. The bad thing is, when I start working out again, I'll be back at my starting weight due to all the medications that I'm on. But I know I can shed it off once I'm strong enough to really get moving. Until then, I'll continue to take things one day at a time. I'd really like some extra love from you guys. I could truly use the support!!
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