Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Hello everyone, wow itís been sometime now since my last blog. I have struggled these last few months everything came to a halt when I got sick a few months ago. I use that word loosely because it wasnít like the flu or anything but definitely had significant symptoms. Through self diagnosis, I believe that I flat lines simply stated burned myself out. I was walking two miles daily during work, ran every other day and was doing P90X fitness training every morning I went up to week 8. Looking back, I realized that I wasnít eating proper nutrition to sustain what I was doing. I had lost 35 lbs and went from size 20 to 14; unfortunately, Iím up 20 lbs and those 14ís no long fit. A couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with a mild staph infection and most recently went through a series of test for possible breast cancer fortunately the results were benign! I love that ďBĒ word. So now IíM BACK! Iíve been looking for motivation and courage to get back on the scale again. I decided a week ago that I would start taking Alli (FDA approved weight loss supplement, fat blocker) this decision has worked out nicely because it REALLY ENCOURAGES you to stay committed to a low fat meal plan. When I first started my goal was to stay within my calorie range with hope to meet the other nutritional goals but this one has taught me to also focus on fat intake because if you donít letís just say youíre reminded on your next trip to the ladies room. This has really got me back on track with tracking nutrition and with making better choices. More recently, I was invited to participate in a weight loss challenge with the grand prize being $350 cash. Who wouldnít do that especially for a competitive person like me? Itís a $50 buy in. Iím SO excited and thatís exactly what I needed to jump start my motivation and to awaken the warrior within. I need everyone out there to cheer me onÖÖ.