Saturday, June 08, 2013
5 years ago I was a size 8, strong, fierce and nothing could get me down. Well, almost nothing. I started suffering from extreme fatigue, joint pain, dizziness, and various other symptoms that I didn't know were related.
After numerous trips to my doctor, blood tests, ultrasounds and more blood tests, two months ago it was finally discovered that I had a Vitamin B-12 deficiency along with a Vitamin D deficiency. My doctor immediately started me on B-12 shots and after two weeks I began to feel so much better.
However, in that period of time due to the lack of energy, joint pain and fatigue, I gained over 50 lbs. My self-confidence left. I felt weak, disgusted, angry, depressed and miserable. Although I tried to exercise during that time, I ended up so exhausted I could hardly move. It was frustrating and miserable.
Once my doctor diagnosed the problem and started my shots, I began to get my energy levels back. But I was advised to start slowly; walking, yoga, etc.
I've always thought I've eat healthy but I soon discovered that I do not eat enough vegetables and fruit. I love them, I just don't eat enough of them.
And so, I am now ready to begin my weight loss/healthy journey.
I will be starting to walk every day this week, add more fruits and vegetables to my diet, and at the end of the month I've signed up for belly dancing classes!
I'm ready to get my strong, healthy, fit, outgoing self back!
But I'm scared to death of failure so I need all the support I can get!