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My Journey to my dream body!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Today is Day 1 of the gazillionth effort to get fit and fabulous! For some reason I am very excited about this today!!! Something feels different. You know that feeling? The one when you just know you're going to be successful at something! The time is right! Im grabbing the bull by the horns!
I have gone from a size 10 to a size 24 and everywhere in between for the last 40 years. I am 54 in a few days and recently found out that I am pre-diabetic and my cholesterol is extremely high. I was told I am morbidly obese and that I have fibromyalgia.
I take blood pressure meds, use a fentynal patch for pain, and also have a script for norco. My brother died 2 years ago from a massive heart attack at age 57 so I am feeling a bit scared.
This diagnosis is simply not an option for me.
I am tired of being tired, fed up with being fat, and ready to take control of my life!!!
On September 1st I stopped consuming meat, simple carbs, sugar, and alcohol. I have limited my dairy intake drastically.
In 46 days I have noticed a huge change in the way i feel. My pain is virtually gone!!! I have lost 17 lbs without counting calories or exercising. Simply changing my diet to now of whole foods, no meat, and no alcohol I have managed to improve my quality of life very much.
Starting today I am using this app to track my food and exercise and get proactive about dropping 55 pounds.
I bought a gorgeous formal beaded jumpsuit in a size 16 for a Christmas party December 10th. at the moment I can get it on and zip it up but it is very tight and breathing is NOT AN OPTION! My first goal is to lose 15 pounds and work on toning my arms so that i look fabulous in this outfit!!!
My next goal will be to get to ONE-DERLAND!
I found the SparkPeople app by complete accident whilst searching on google for clothing size information. I am looking forward to getting support from SparkPeople members and inspiration from other members successes.
So here I go!
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    Good luck. You can do it. History isn’t destiny. A quote I like from another Sparker. emoticon
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  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    1190 days ago
    Good luck you can do it!
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    Thanks for sharing
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