Have you heard the quote, “Setbacks are setups for a comeback?” I truly believe 2014 set me up to have a fabulous 2015 and complete all of my goals. My number one goal is to lose weight and get back to my pre-accident weight. I worked hard to lose the weight I gained after my accident and gained some back by taking steroids. Thank God I did not gain it all back. Whew!
As you can see, I was making progress but then those dang drugs got me. I have never been as heavy as I was at my heaviest. Hell, I did not gain that much weight with having two children. My little feelings were all types of hurt.
I finally got to the point of no more. My doctor told me not taking the steroids was a life-threatening decision and I let him know being fat was a life-threatening situation. I’m 5’4” and I’m not built to carry the weight I carried for the last two years. I am miserable and so over it. I do wish I could keep my booty and the twins. I’m just saying! Don’t judge me!
Last year, I was told to stop running because of my joints. However, I had to look at how many women I know who have Lupus and Fibromyalgia and still run. Despite my joints hurting, I feel so much better when I run, mentally and physically. On my healthy living blog, I posted about taking charge of my health. I refuse to rely solely on what doctors tell me.
I was told a few years ago that I would be lucky if I lived to see age 50. The comment did not bother me. It was the fact the doctor felt bold enough to tell me something like that, as though he was God or knew God’s plan for me. Honestly, I am getting pissed typing this and thinking about it.
Give me a second and let me calm down…OK, I’m back. If you read my New Year’s post, you know I am merging my Healthy Living Tiki blog with this one. I want to be more transparent and open. I am so much more than long hair and a makeup lover. I have issues I struggle with like everyone and I do not like the picture-perfect bloggers. I read blogs I can relate to and identify with.
I know I am not the only person with health issues or who needs to lose weight. So if you fit either, we can work through this thing together. I decided to join forces with Nutrisytem to kick-start my 2015 weight loss journey. I started with them on January 12th and I will work with them for the next three months. Each Friday, I will share my weekly weight loss recap that will include what I ate and how I felt. I hope that you share what you are doing to lose weight and we can share tips.
My goal is to lose 50 pounds overall by my birthday in September. I have complete faith that I will get it done once and for all. I am off all of my medications and I have not seen any of the jumps that I was experiencing when I was on them.
Before I go, let me show you what I received for my first month from Nutrisystem. Now, they sent me the “My Favorites” box and it is preselected; however, most people opt for one of the traditional boxes that allow you to pick your own items.
My items came in two shipments. The first set is all the pantry items and the Fast5 Kit. I will tell you more about how my experience with Fast5 went next Friday after I complete the full seven days.
The second shipment was the frozen foods items. Both shipments were sent two-day. The frozen foods were packaged with dry ice and my items were perfect and completely frozen. Just goes to show when I moved and tried to use dry ice I didn’t know what the heck I was doing. lol
Both packages were super organized and all of the Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner items are sectioned together.
I told someone the other day I was eating a blueberry muffin and they tried to check me. I had to let them know it is a part of my system. OK, that muffin was tasty! IJS Yes you do see Popcorn and Cheese Puff packages. That Banana Nut Muffin keeps talking to me. Guess what I’m having for breakfast on Monday morning? ha!
My biggest challenge/concern is making sure I eat ALL of my meals. I do not have an issue with overeating. My issue is not eating enough and yes, you can gain weight from not eating. Exhibit A. ME!!!
Anywho, stop by next week to find out how things are going. Plus, I need all the encouragement I can get.
What are your goals for 2015? Are you on a weight loss journey?