Sunday, February 10, 2013

Here We Go Again

Since I am perpetually falling off the wagon and having to restart my desire to live a healthy and strong existence, I think God designed for my body to pretty much fail so that I'd sit up and take notice of the damage I was doing to myself by yo-yo-ing and giving up. What happened is that my back "gave out" and I was fairly immobile for about a month.  I wasn't able to bend or do much.  A disc in my lower back was bulging, the damage of degeneration to my lower spine was causing major pinching of nerves etc.  It was miserable and also alerted me to the fact that my health insurance wasn't going to cover the total cost of getting better (I would and do need continuous treatments and exercises for at least the coming year), so I paid for better insurance (that didn't cover my pre-existing back condition) and then shelled out more money for the back treatments. So needless to say I was feeling underwater, under mud, under everything.  I felt like I couldn't breath or afford to get better.  But I made some hard decisions. I decided that I had no choice but to trust my finances to God as well as my spiritual, mental and emotional health and then to trust my physical health to the amazing health care givers that He'd led me to.  So I started doing just that.  I downloaded an application for monitoring my spending (so far so good), I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app for tracking my food intake (also giving me loads of motivation to stick to it) and I employed my chiropractor for her nutritionist talents (she also holds this certification).  It's not going to be easy but it has to be done and this time is the final time.

So here is the break down (and please be kind... it's not easy to put this all out there, but I think if I'm honest, you will respect that):

Current weight: 122 kg (thats well over 260lbs)

New food regimin includes giving up all dairy and only 1 serving of grains a day (this is really hard for me... I'm a grain girl and dairy girl, not so much for the meats but I'm supposed to have 4 servings of proteins a day but no tofu or soy based products).

New workouts are limited because of the health of my back... I can't run a lot so it's mostly swimming and walking for the moment.

So that's it for now...


  1. Seems like great motivation and good resources at your disposal! Wishing you the best of luck and some extra good energy to bolster your determination :)

  2. I'm with you hun! You can do this...I share the same struggle. More power to you!!

  3. thanks friends... if you are on My Fitness Pal, look me up and add me as a friend that way we can support each other: amec10 is my user name.

  4. Angela, what brave honesty. Keep up the good work!