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Okay, so I'm finally back...this time, I pray, for good! My life has been sooooooooooo hectic since the beginning of the year. I've haven't been committed to blogging or good eating habits at all. It seemed it was easier for me to pick up anything quick because I just didn't have the time to prepare a meal.

Sparkpeople isn't a stranger to me. When I used it in the past, it proved to be a great tool...and full of positive supporters.
My Story: I was born to the parentage Now that sounds too corny and has the potential of being over-the-top. Anywho, ladies and gents my name is LaNiya, same as my user name, and I'm morbidly obese! Now it's bad enough being overweight, let alone obese, but MORBIDLY OBESED....that sounds like I have one foot in the grave doesn't it? Well my vitals are good, at least that's what the doctor said during my last check-up. I'm blessed not to have any blood pressure or diabetes issues; however, I have been diagnosed with a mild case of sleep apnea. The doctors can not say rather the sleep apnea is a result of me being overweight but they've offered that it has something to do with it.

I have struggled, I do mean struggled with my weight for more than a decade now. Oh yeah, I'm 27 years old, single, with no children...I'm a college graduate, professionally employed, doing my grown woman thang....tell your sons, brothers, etc---LOL! But back to the matter at hand....I've battled with this weight for a while and I've tried to fight back the best way I know how but to do no avail. I've tried the Mayo Clinic Diet; Diet juices; Atkins; pills; made up diets; cabbage diet; u name it, and I've probably tried it. I would lose weight but gain it back plus some and some and some.

I believe I've allowed people to justify my size for a long time now. They would tell me that I carried my weight well and that there was nothing wrong with me. And I would have those same thoughts while I was stuffing myself with fried chicken and downing cans upon cans of soda. I'm smirking because I'm thinking back at the amount of food I would eat just to be at ease with my situation. You know like a drug....trying to get in this zone where nothing else mattered but once your high died, you look for more drugs....well the same I did with food. Once I felt like I was being affected by the glares and whispers of people, I would find more food and eat away my sorrow. A typical feast for me would be:

Breakfast(if I had it): McDonald's sausage biscuit and hashbrown, Coke

Snack: Chips and a soda(Big Red)

Lunch: A Buffet of some sort----8 slices of pizza, salad, 2-3 cups of soda

Snack: Snickers and soda

Pre Dinner: plate of small portion of dinner---for "tasting purposes"

Dinner: large plate of dinner....Fried, SMothered Pork Chop, mash potatoes with gravy, grean beans, and bread; oh yeah, soda

Post Dinner: piece of a pork chop. buttery popcorn, soda, some chips

Snack: candy and.....yup, soda!

I WAS CONSUMING OVER 5000 CALORIES A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can we give thanks to God for supplying grace and mercy to my life. I was "a dead woman walking" ya'll! I'm working on this thing though. I am DETERMINED to take the victories with the setbacks and conquer this generational curse over my life!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough IS Enough. No longer will I sit down on it; No longer will I throw a pity party and eat and get bigger; No longer will allow myself to lose control over me! I will no longer be the pretty fat girl in the group. I know it's not the will of God for my life to be unhealthy....and no longer will I be that! I'm tired and I'm fed up...I WILL press toward the mark for the PRIZE. I will be the VICTOR and no longer the VICTIM....I CLAIM MY VICTORY NOW! Whew, I got caught up for a minute---lol!

Okay my plan is simple...reduce bad fats, sodas; watch sugar and sodium intake; exercise at least 30 minutes----primarily cardio. I've listed a few goals to the right side of my page and other goals are below. To sum it all up, I just want to be healthy and happy! That's all.

Stay tuned for more of my story as I go through this process....

Be Blessed,
The Comeback Kid

Member Since: 1/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 195

My Goals:
Daily Goals:
Calories: 1370-1720
Fat: 40-69
Carb: 200-287
Protein: 60-156
Calcium: 120-200
Sodium: 0-2300
Fiber: 25-35

My goals are simple everyday things people don't really think about. The following are my goals: ability to cross legs, walk up stairs without gasping for air, no longer shop in the plus-size department, ability to walk better in heels, etc.
Current BMI: 52.6
Goal BMI: 29-32

My Program:
I'm cutting out soda, eating more healthy, substituting water intake for the soda, planning meals, and exercising. TBC

Personal Information:
LaNiya R., Tyler, Texas

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