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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This is a special blog entry for looking back on.

I haven't been honest with myself, my family and my health. Who am I to tell the next person/people I love and care about to eat more healthier and move more, when I'm not doing it myself. It's time to lead by example and hopefully I can encourage my family that they can do it as well. SparkPeople members, our families away from family, WE can do this!!! emoticon emoticon

I can't speak for everyone. I can only do what works for me. I'm only 21(b-day coming up) about to be 22 and I weigh close to 350lbs. I can't do this anymore. Starting tomorrow, I'm going to the market and I'm stocking up on frozen fruits/vegetables, I'm getting fresh fruits/vegetables for snacks and salads and I'm going to start eating breakfast. I haven't been completely honest with myself. I'm lactose intolerant, I feel bloated and crampy every time I eat something solid or when I eat wheat products or eat pasta. My entire body hurts, feet, ankles and legs are swollen like crazy!!! I can't do it anymore. I'm going to get off the meat and start eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. About 4 or 5 years ago I was about 280lbs, I used to eat fruits and vegetables and very little meat every day. I lost about about 53lbs, but within a year, I gained it all back and then some.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, I've had enough. I'm taking blood pressure medicine, have had Asthma since I was two. I'm just sick of it!!! I want to become healthier and feel more energized. This blog isn't just for me, but for anyone that's sick and tired of being sick and tired!!! I needed to write this blog because it's something I've wanted to say for MONTHS now but was just too afraid. I need to get this off my chest because it was driving me crazy! emoticon We can do this!!! One step at a time!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You are right that we CAN do this...and specifically, that YOU can.

    Your goals seem SMART, as SP defines smart; your dedication seems genuine; your willingness to be honest rings true. So I have absolutely no doubt that we'll be reading your success story in no time!!

    Best of success to you on your journey back to great health and sanity. emoticon
    2108 days ago
  • 390TO130
    I hear you! You can do this and so can I!
    2108 days ago
    Good place to come for all the encouragement you'll ever need.

    Keep up the good work!

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    2109 days ago
  • 3G1RLS4ME
    Sounds like me I'm lactose and gluten intolerant and since removing these products from my live I've lost nine lbs in less than two weeks
    2109 days ago
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