“Do not let your fire go out spark by irreplaceable spark... Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real…. It is possible…. It’s yours. “ Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)
This member has done her home work. She has a solid plan in place in reaching her health and fitness goals. Check out her page to see some really good pictures.
Crawling back again...50lbs heavier :(
I started this journey in 2004 after my first and only exacerbation of Tumefactive MS when the treatment I received to save my life (massive quantities of prednisone) caused my blood sugar to skyrocket. I spent a few months unable to use my right arm or leg, but, with a lot of prayer, I slowly regained control of my body as well as my blood sugar. My Neurologist suggested the South Beach Diet and I jumped on that bandwagon, knocked the driver out of his seat and grabbed the reigns. I lost 75 lbs and looked and felt better than I had in years. In some ways, the whole ordeal was a blessing that got my life back on track. Then I met and married the man of my dreams in 2006. The next six years, the two of us have struggled to figure out who we were as a couple, and most of our activities involved food. I worked weekend/nightshift and had plenty of time to work out and plan meals on my days off. I stuck with a good workout routine and a decent diet for a few years until I started Grad School in 2009. My weight crept up until the arthritis in my knees caused me to give up exercise altogether. I finally graduated last December and now I'm a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I work for a company that does psychiatric med management for nursing home residents and I now have 9 facilities that I cover. I LOVE my job, however, it often leaves me emotionally drained and exhausted at the end of the day. I feel that my poor dietary choices and lack of exercise are affecting my mood and I've noticed an increase in my usual aches and pains. It's time for a change...
Member Since: 12/22/2008
Fitness Minutes: 18,076
My Goals: 1. Waist circumference 36 inches or less (reccomendations from the AHA). 2. To increase my daily activity levels with SP videos and gym attendance. 3. To be mindful of the potential harm to my body from poor food choices - substituting with healthier foods.
My Program: 1. Drink at least 64oz of water daily. 2. Gym 2 days/wk. 3. SP videos 5x/wk. 4. Log calories at LEAST 5 days/wk.
Personal Information: I am 36 yo and tired of living with the aches and pains that come with carrying around too much weight. It's time for a change.
Other Information: I am a born-again Christian, saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. Although much of my life has been spent acting to the contrary, I am trying to improve this area of my life as well.
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