Archive | October 2011

My first post! :)

First off, welcome to my blog! 🙂

Let me start by giving  a little background information on me!

I am happily married, 42 years old, and started this weight loss journey about 2 years ago!

When I started this process, I weighed 244.5 pounds– I have struggled with this because I have a bad knee so working out has been really hard for me. Almost a year ago ( in Feb) I had a total knee replacement and I thought that was it, I never thought I would get this weight off and even before then I had to stop working out because I had knee surgery and was in physical therapy for the last year-I have kept going, even with constipation, medications and constant downtime I have been determined!  I have only been able to do this with food, I have just started working out slowly, I walk two miles on my cane, they want to do another surgery this winter for I am still having complications with my knee, meaning it is not fixed and they believe that I have torn my rotator cuff.  I did loose the first 20 through my gym ( thank you Beth at the Brick house in Mt, Clements, I miss you girls!)  which I sadly had to quit. I wanted to say thank you and really thank you! I have paid it forward, so may people ask me, how I have done it, they know my story, they know I can’t work out, and they know my struggle and that I am 16  pounds to my goal, I tell everyone about the Eat Clean diet! And that  if they want to change their lives and not just diet, then this is the way to go one pound at a time, that if this 42  year old woman can do it, anyone can.

I wanted to start this blog for so many people have asked me HOW I do this, how can I DO this with an injury, how can I still lose weight, working out so limited?  Well, I do follow the Eat Clean diet, I am also now a Vegan which I will get more into and I am determined!!!! It has taken me longer, it has been harder but it CAN be done! REALLY, it can!

So, here is my blog, I will share what I have done, hopefully, others will too and this will be a safe, clean place we can DO this TOGETHER!!

So, be patient with me, I am just starting, never done this before, any tips, feedback, help, will be greatly appreciated!!!!

-YOU CAN DO THIS! I am so close to my goal but it has taken me so long to get here but even better than that, I am paying it forward for I have learned that so many people out there feel the way I mentioned and when they see how YOU are doing-that is your chance or our chance to help, so many people ask me how I have done this and I tell everyone about the Eat Clean diet, it has changed my life and I am so thankful to Mrs. Tosca for this I can’t even say….

So, this is my story, I am looking forward to reading so many more of yours and getting to know ya’ll!