Last year, I lost 45lbs, but since then I've gained 25 of it back. Since I'm new to Sparkpeople, I thought I'd introduce myself. I am 28, married for 10 years, and have 3 children. I work full time and I'm in nursing school full time to become an RN. Ever since I was accepting into the nursing program last fall, I've been eating out a lot, eating junk, and not getting enough exercise because I have way too much studying to get done. I work 5 days a week, have class twice a week, lab once, and have clinical rotations on the 2 days a week I don't have to work (the weekends). So I'm getting up at 4am 7 days a week.
I've been extremely tired lately, having more headaches, and emotional binges. While I consider myself lucky to not have been diagnosed with diabetes or high cholesterol or something, when I start adding it up, I am killing myself. I've had my gall bladder taken out (which might have been prevented), I have 2 bulging discs in my lower back, a heel spur, bursitis in both knees, depression, and my doctor says I have "stress overload" which has symptoms of ADHD. Going into the field I want to work in, helping people with their health, I realize that I really need to take care of my own. I think most of my medical problems can be solved by making healthier lifestyle choices. I need to set a positive example for my children and I just know I'll feel better overall and can literally breathe easier.
So, my long term goal is to lose 130lbs and run a marathon. I participate in a 5K every year, but it's non-competitive and I mostly walk it. I want to develop a taste for healthy foods and crave exercise. I do have a very demanding schedule, but I've got to do something! I look forward to making friends on here that is going to help me along my journey and someday I hope to be one of the people whose story is shared to inspire others!
| Pounds lost: 12.6