Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This is a special blog entry for looking back on.
I haven't been honest with myself, my family and my health. Who am I to tell the next person/people I love and care about to eat more healthier and move more, when I'm not doing it myself. It's time to lead by example and hopefully I can encourage my family that they can do it as well. SparkPeople members, our families away from family, WE can do this!!!
I can't speak for everyone. I can only do what works for me. I'm only 21(b-day coming up) about to be 22 and I weigh close to 350lbs. I can't do this anymore. Starting tomorrow, I'm going to the market and I'm stocking up on frozen fruits/vegetables, I'm getting fresh fruits/vegetables for snacks and salads and I'm going to start eating breakfast. I haven't been completely honest with myself. I'm lactose intolerant, I feel bloated and crampy every time I eat something solid or when I eat wheat products or eat pasta. My entire body hurts, feet, ankles and legs are swollen like crazy!!! I can't do it anymore. I'm going to get off the meat and start eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. About 4 or 5 years ago I was about 280lbs, I used to eat fruits and vegetables and very little meat every day. I lost about about 53lbs, but within a year, I gained it all back and then some.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, I've had enough. I'm taking blood pressure medicine, have had Asthma since I was two. I'm just sick of it!!! I want to become healthier and feel more energized. This blog isn't just for me, but for anyone that's sick and tired of being sick and tired!!! I needed to write this blog because it's something I've wanted to say for MONTHS now but was just too afraid. I need to get this off my chest because it was driving me crazy!
We can do this!!! One step at a time!!!