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I love these 5% Challenges

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I haven't been able to be active since June until earlier this month due to an injury and trying to heal without surgery and then having ankle/foot surgery in December. The broken cartialage didn't show up on the MRI or I wouldn't have tried so hard to heal naturally and with PT. Even though I've only been able to do Pilates and upper body weights, I still reached my 5% goal for this challenge but what is more important during the fall 5% challenge, I reached a 37 BMI which meant I was able to qualify for testing to donate a kidney to my Dad. I have lost an additional 12 lbs since then and now I have a 34 BMI so I'm so grateful to have the support from everyone on the A-Team and the goal to lose.

I approached my Dad about donating after he explained some more of his health problems which are growing worse and he didn't shoot me down and said "we'll see". Since he didn't shut me down, I know he realizes that it is getting to the point he really has to make a decision about his health so his quality of life can improve. Any warm thoughts or prayers that encourage him to allow me to donate would be greatly appreciated.

I'm sorry I've been so quiet, I've really been struggling between the holidays (family issues), having surgery and getting horribly sick the day I got permission to exercise (Murphy's Law at work:) I started having nightmares again and would wake up to have to figure out that Adam really wasn't alive anymore and it has led to a bad cycle of staying awake late so I don't have to fall asleep and risk another nightmare but eventually I fall asleep about daybreak and sleep much of the day away. I know I need to break this cycle, I tried to stay up all night into the next day but it didn't reset my clock.

I'm loving my bodybugg though and it has showed me how horribly I sleep and I rarely get more than 2 hours of peaceful sleep. Knowing how many calories I burn has helped a lot because I know how much I can eat and maintain or lose. I've lost 5.5 lbs in the last 3 weeks and considering I've only got in 13.1 miles, I am happy.

With the next challenge, I would like to get to 170 lbs which would put me at my lowest adult weight. When I drop under 170, everything will be new territory for me but I look forward to learning more about my body and enjoying this journey. If you are in the challenge, I hope you have enjoyed it and you have seen the progress you desired and that you will join us in the next one.

If you need any support, please let me know. I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Peace and Blessings,

Amber, Adam's Mommy Forever
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    1736 days ago
    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

    You have the power to succeed or fail.

    You have chosen to succeed.

    Few baby steps complete a long journey

    Writing is progress!!!

    Janet emoticon
    1739 days ago
    Prayers for sure!

    I bet with more "active" exercise your sleep will begin to improve--or at least I hope it will. Sleep is so important for your health, and weight loss too.

    You told me once about the core exercises you did while you were off your feet. Could you message me or leave me a post on my page about them again with a bit more detail?? I'd like to give it a try!
    1740 days ago
    emoticon that you a re able to get back into the swing of things. emoticon for your father to make the best decision for him and that the nightmares ease up soon. I have done some backtracking myself this past month on that front. PTSD stinks. emoticon to you and the family.
    1740 days ago
    You are the perfect example of will power!. Physically, I didnt nothing in this challenge, but I met lot of new people and that counts for me! emoticon
    I wish everything is going to be allright with your Dad and you gave me another good reason to admire you more.
    Take care of yourself and live your life as it is now. You can make it better and you worth it my Special Spark Friend!
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    1741 days ago

    Thatis awesome that you've continue to lose the amount of weight you have being on restrictions!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

    Keep up the great work, you are very inspirational!!!

    1741 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/21/2012 10:22:59 PM
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