Hello Friends I'm Sherileisa.
I'm a 51 y/o single mom to one adult daughter, and one preteen son. I was very active here at SP about 4-5 years ago then I was diagnosed with multiple illnesses, including Fibromyalgia, and now I've been on Disability for several years. Also, my son has behavioral issues that include Impulse Control Disorder, and Bipolar tendencies. He's been Hospitalized for rage and emotional issues several times since 2010. He's now in special-ed that supports his sensitivities, and we're in the process of finding the right medications to calm him down. We also have a strong network of therapists and counselors that work with us 2-3 times per week.
I'm sharing this with you so you understand the level of stress I deal with daily... Nevertheless, I am optimistic about life in general! My daughter recently lost 30 pounds! Her goal weight is just 10 pounds away. She looks GREAT, and I can tell how proud she is to be feeling healthier. I've been pretty much shut-down for several years, but my girl's success has inspired me to put more effort into my own health. My weight has been up-and-down all my life, but for me, passing that 200 lb mark on the scale (5 years ago) has felt like a life sentence. I need to let go of this false belief, and learn how to shine again.
I want to lose about 65 pounds. Because of my Muscular / Skeletal pain issues, and my Doctor's orders to NOT Exercise like normal people... I'm setting a goal to lose the weight slowly, like 4-5 lbs per month. It's taken me 5 years to get this fat and unhealthy. I figure 18 months of healthier eating and a greater focus on self-care is a reasonable goal that I can stick to ~ and SUCCEED! :-D
I'm here to get some good support and to make new friends. I'm also good at giving support too!
Here We GO!
| current weight: 222.0