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Started from the bottom now I'm here!

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!

  
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LOVE7755 9/5/2013 1:53PM

    Just came across your blog. You are so inspirational. Keep moving towards your dreams.

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PRESBESS 7/22/2013 4:46PM

    Hi Victoria, I am just now reading your blog. I am sooo glad you are back into life and moving forward strong. God is good!
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STEPH-KNEE 7/8/2013 7:26AM

    You are a rock star! :D Keep up the great work! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/8/2013 1:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Good for you! Never give up!

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SBHPATRICK 7/7/2013 5:15PM

    SO happy to learn you are doing so well - persevering in the face of adversity and conquering your obstacles. Thank you for inspiring all of us!

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CHICAT63 7/7/2013 6:43AM

    You are a TRUE INSPIRATION, never let anyone deter you from your progress. You are amazing ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PONYFARMER 7/6/2013 8:53PM

    Way to go friend, you truly are an inspiration to anyone of us who whines because it is HARD to do this. You proved, that hard is just a word, not something that can hold you down.

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PLATINUM755 7/6/2013 7:58PM

    You are an inspiration...Keep up the good work. You are proof, the power is in us! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Biggest Loser Jumpstart Day 1- MAKE UP YOUR MIND NOW!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Iím finally making up my mind to do this. Iím tired of feeling like a prisoner in my own body. I really need to start drinking more water and try to eat more. Itís so hard to eat when I always feel nauseous afterwards or I donít have an appetite. Curse you Lupus! Anyway, I donít want to constantly have this negative mindset and be unhappy. If Iím unhappy with something, I should work hard to change it. I want to lose weight the healthy way so that it stays off for good. So, Iím committing myself to do this. I will no longer ďtryĒ to do something. Trying is quitting with honor. I donít want to be a quitter, I want to feel like a winner. I want to feel as if Iíve truly accomplished something. Losing weight would help so many things in my life, especially with my Lupus. Iím going to be more active in the weight loss community so that I can get the support that I need. Letís do this thang!

Day 1 weight: 214.8

Day 1 measurements:

~~Arms- 14in~~
~~Chest- 46in~~
~~Waist- 38.5~~
~~Stomach- 44 1/4in~~
~~Hips- 49 1/5in~~
~~Legs- 27in~~
According to my book, Iím supposed to do a total of 30 minutes of exercise: 20 minutes cardio and 10 minutes stretching. That doesnít sound too hard. I also have to work out 6 out of 7 days a week. If I can stick with this plan for the next 30 days, it may be easier for me to stay on the band wagon and do what I need to do! Wish me luck!

  
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LOVE7755 5/30/2013 10:13PM

    Cheering for you!!;

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FITWITHIN 5/30/2013 9:26PM

    Find a workout that you would enjoy, so it doesn't feel like a chore. Stay positive along your journey. I'm sure you will reach each and every goal you set for yourself. emoticon emoticon

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A little update on how I've been doing!

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
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-
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!

  
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FANGFACEKITTY 4/30/2013 5:33PM

    emoticon emoticon what a great accomplishment! You have a right to be proud of yourself!

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The word excuse is no longer in my vocabulary

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!

  
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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/16/2013 3:57PM

    You CAN do this. We will help.
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SPSPSP1 3/16/2013 1:51AM

    Don't be embarrassed or beat yourself up. That part of you that has not been eating healthy or exercising has been trying to protect you from something in its own distorted way. Be kind and let that part of you know you understand, but that you now know an even better way to take care of yourself. I wish you the best!

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DIANE7786 3/16/2013 1:36AM

    Great attitude! I love your thought, "God didn't bless me another life just to waste this one." You can do it!

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I'm still here! :)

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!! emoticon

xoxo,

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EUEK098 11/30/2012 9:35PM

    Glad that you are, how are things going for you?

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SBHPATRICK 10/27/2012 1:55PM

    So happy to hear from you - hope you continue to get stronger and healthier every day!

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JUMPINJULIE 10/23/2012 9:21PM

    You can do it i promise you will be back on your feet in no time. emoticon

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