Good morning all. I am glad to see this particular team. It is hard enough in life to struggle with daily issues such as trying to lose weight, but to be in an area that isn't particularly a Christian environment makes things much more difficult!
To tell you a little about myself:
My name is Jani Rogers and I am a mother of three (ages 21, 19, & 18) and a wife of 22 years. I have always been thin, even after having my children, but when I was 27 years old I had a total hysterectomy....thus began my life of weight issues. I've always been able to eat as much of whatever I wanted and never could/would gain weight, but not any more. No one explained to me that if I didn't watch myself after having the surgery I would balloon up...I mean, now it makes sense to me, but I never put the two together until it was too late.
Later on, nearly two years ago, I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer with a metastasized liver. I was immediately rushed in to have surgery to remove a part of my colon (God blessed me in that I didn't have to have a colostomy bag...lol! Nothing says "sexy" to a husband as that, right? lol). Then, after discovering the mass on my liver, three months later I had 25% of my liver removed! I was to have 12 rounds of chemo, but after 2 rounds I stopped the process and gave it all to God. Praise Him! I am still here (they gave me a 10% chance to live) and am doing quite well...Amen!
Though I lost about 20-25lbs during the process (I didn't like the colon cancer, but LOVED the colon cancer diet, lol), I have gained it all back and then some. I attribute it all to the fact that the recovery time for my body during such traumatic times was way too long for a sedentary life! I still struggle with energy issues, as some days I am on top of my game and others I am dragging badly....
I am praying that God can continue to help me through my struggle with my weight. It isn't just an issue of self-confidence to me...it is an issue of health; I am constantly tired and I have problems with mobility where I have NEVER had joint pain or anything of the sort before!
I look forward to seeing the motivational tips and Christian fellowship that this team will surely prove to be an asset for me and my issues. God bless! (sorry for the "novel", lol)
| current weight: 209.0