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A Blog to look back on!


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!!! emoticon emoticon

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! emoticon We can do this!!! One step at a time!!!

~Lisa
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WATERDIAMONDS 8/16/2012 5:19AM

    You are right that we CAN do this...and specifically, that YOU can.

Your goals seem SMART, as SP defines smart; your dedication seems genuine; your willingness to be honest rings true. So I have absolutely no doubt that we'll be reading your success story in no time!!

Best of success to you on your journey back to great health and sanity. emoticon

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390TO130 8/15/2012 6:52PM

    I hear you! You can do this and so can I!

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CASTIRONLADY 8/14/2012 7:42PM

    Good place to come for all the encouragement you'll ever need.

Keep up the good work!

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3G1RLS4ME 8/14/2012 7:33PM

    Sounds like me I'm lactose and gluten intolerant and since removing these products from my live I've lost nine lbs in less than two weeks

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