Friday, June 27, 2014

40 pounds down :)

Today I am down 40 pounds, and am a size 16 from a size 22. I have a long way to go to my goal, but am reveling in my success right now! I started at 245 and am now 205. I feel ready to take on the next phase of my weight loss!

Friday, June 6, 2014


So, since my last post, a lot has taken place! We went to Disney World FINALLY for Dylan's 3rd birthday in October and it was amazing. He had a blast, and it was a dream trip. He has progressed tremendously since he was diagnosed with ASD back in July of 2012, it's hard to believe it's almost 2 years since then! He goes to a special needs preschool, but is in a high functioning class, and I was told that in the future he will not need a special needs school. He talks up a storm, in fact his language and vocabulary is sometimes better than mine! He is very social, and likes to play with other children. I cannot be any prouder of him, and those hours upon hours of at home therapy were SO important and worth it for his development! Me, on the other hand, I went on a downward spiral for a long time afterward. I put myself on the backburner completely while focusing all of my attention on my son. I had a huge wake up call this past Winter. I got very, very sick because of being so unhealthy and run down. I kept getting sick each week with different things until I finally ended up with the flu for the first time in my life combined with bronchitis at the same time. Then, I attended a wellness event at work, where I found out my blood pressure was high for the first time ever, and my cholesterol was borderline high. I was also having extreme anxiety and kept having panic attacks due to horrible stress at work. All of this led me to make a big change back in March. I just couldn't keep on the same path anymore. I was very fearful for my future. So I began studying the best foods I can eat for my HEALTH, not just to lose weight. In the past, all of my weight loss "journeys" were only about my weight. This time, I wanted to do something about my health and knew the weight would come off naturally if I ate right. So in about 10 weeks I have lost 32 pounds, and got my cholesterol back in check. I found out that I am severely Vitamin D deficient, so I have been on prescription supplements and am noticing a difference. I went from a size 24 to a size 16, and am getting smaller with each week that passes. My blood pressure is much better, however it still is kind of high which doesn't make sense to me since I cut out sodium tremendously, but my doctor said I need a total lifestyle change which is not easy right now since my job has turned into a nightmare and has become a very toxic atmosphere. But, that leads to the next big change... We are moving to Orlando! All of J's siblings, her mother and her daughter & family moved there within the last two years. We are very, very ready for a change and want to give Dylan a better life. Plus, being right next to Disney will be a dream come true for me! The only thing that will be hard for me is leaving my sisters, but I will do whatever I can to see them as often as I can. I am so ready to start anew, and I am very happy that I am getting my health in check in order to enjoy it!