Hello and welcome to my journey!
You might be wondering why I have decided to add this to my blog. You might be asking won’t you be embarrassed about how much weight you might need to lose? Or if you fail? Or any other reason you may come up with?
Well, truth be told I thought of many reasons NOT to do this on the blog. One was I already have a mix of things I do on the blog I didn’t want to mix it all together and get a lot different things going on the blog. I didn’t want anyone to know how much weight I need to lose. I didn’t want to tell my story about my weight and how I gained it, and how I planned to lose it. I just didn’t think that it was anyone elses business.
But, guess who had a different idea? It wasn’t me, so I’m sure you know who has a different idea! Did you guess yet? No!? God did! He has been telling me I need to go ahead and tell more about myself and my stories on the blog. I guess he wanted one that was going to be hard for me to share about.
So, here is my story:
I have been a bit overweight since high school. I did go into the Coast Guard for training, but didn’t last too long since I had a serious knee injury my senior year of high school and did not realize it the seriousness of it till I got into basic training. I got out and just a few months shy of that I got pregnant with my daughter. That totally changed my life and I never did go back to Coast Guard training like I truly wanted to. I gained a significant amount of weight while I was pregnant with my daughter. I thought I would be able to get my pregnancy weight off after having her but was never able to do so. I just continued to gain weight after she was born. As the years progressed I continued to gain weight then I got pregnant with my son. Gained a lot of weight with him also. As with my daughter I was not able to lose the weight. I still gained weight, as the years progressed. I had gotten pregnant a third time when we were living in Texas but I had a miscarriage. After that the weight really just packed itself on.
By then I was up over 400 lbs. I was told about a surgery that could help me to lose the weight and keep it off. I went through the whole process and was ready for the surgery. The day before the surgery the doctor called and had to cancel it for some reason (I can’t remember now) and I didn’t have the surgery. I started to have some really bad menstrual cycles to the point that a couple of times I could have died. That is when the doctors took me seriously and I got my hysterectomy (full, been 10 years now). I was lucky that I survived that surgery. It is only because of the grace of God that I am still on this earth.
That Jan I had the gastric-sleeve done. I have been disabled since the surgery of my hysterectomy. So, my weight loss was not as fast as it should have been, but I was able to lose 200 lbs in about 2 years after the surgery.
When my husband got stationed to Fort Drum, NY I regained all the weight I had lost right back within a year. I am not sure why this happened but it did. I have not been able to lose any of the weight since then no matter what I have tried. My doctors would like me to go under the knife again. Which I have refused.
So, what I want to do here is hold myself accountable, to you and myself. Journal my food, my exercise, my water intake. Make this a safe place for any that need to lose weight, want to improve on their physical health in any way.
So, here is what I will post daily:
Food journal (the day’s)
Any amount of water
This is what I will post weekly:
My weight loss or gain
I will a goal page up also, so we can all post a goal. I think we will do small goals and work to get to bigger goals. We will see. I should have everything figured out by Monday ( 12 Jun 17) So please make sure you check back here for more details!
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