1st Reward - Book - 4/1/11 - 260 lbs.
7th Reward - Yoga Mat - 2/14/13 - 230 lbs.
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~Quote by Edwin Louis Cole.
My Website: www.goaloflosing.com
Hello! My name is Kay and I am 28 years old. I'm married to my high school sweetheart. We've been together since we were 15 years old. I've known that he was the one that I wanted to marry, ever since I was 12. My husband and I got married in September, 2009. We have two dogs and one child together. We are living the life that I always dreamed of; now it's time to get my dream body, too!
In 2006 I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom (PCOS) after gaining 30 pounds that summer after graduating high school. I lost some weight, gained it back along with another 30 pounds the summer after. That brought me up to 260 pounds. I lost some weight for my wedding, gained it back, and then some. My highest weight was 268 lbs in March, 2011.
My OBGYN told me that losing weight for a normal person is hard, but for a person with PCOS it is nearly impossible to lose weight. She repeated herself and said that it was NEARLY impossible... not impossible. I still don't like those odds, and I plan on beating them!
In December of 2010, I started getting dizzy spells, double vision, and other issues that just wouldn't go away. Sometime in January 2011, I said enough was enough and I went to the Doctor, who set me up for an MRI. They found an arachnoid cyst in my brain and some non-specific white matter, which my neurologist later explained could be linked to my current symptoms, which he believes are linked to an early onset of Multiple Sclerosis. In March of 2011, I had a spinal tap, which proved that there is inflammation of my central nervous system. After a slew of other tests to rule out all possibilities, my neurologist gave me a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis on May 16, 2011.
After losing 30 pounds from May, 2011 and maintaining that loss through November, 2012, I found that I was able to conceive and had conceived our first child. This was a wonderful surprise as I was told that I would most likely not be able to conceive. Through healthy living, I was able to create a healthy enough environment for a baby. Unfortunately, our happiness was short lived when I miscarried after only 7 weeks of pregnancy on November 9, 2012. Although it had brought me great sadness, I am happy to know that we are able to conceive. This gave me even more to work toward.
On January 21, 2015, I gave birth to my daughter, Piper Grace. She is the light of our lives and even more motivation for us to live a healthy lifestyle. You can read more about Piper's Birth Story here: http://www.goaloflosing.com/2015/02/pipers
This is my struggle, my journey... my life.
.:* Saying "Goodbye" to the Wagon *:.
~by Kay (me)
"I always use to picture weightloss as an all or nothing kind of journey. After many years, I've realized that we are going to have days when we have a wedding to go to, an anniversary to celebrate, parties to go to, etc. We can't be "good" 100% of the time. If we could be good 100% of the time, this journey would be a really boring one. Not challenging at all, right?
After falling off of the wagon last night, I've come to the decision that I'm going to stay where I am and wave goodbye to that "wagon" that I've been falling off and jumping back on these past four years. When I use to fall off of that old wagon, it could have been days, weeks, sometimes months before I would catch up to it and jump back on. Well, no more of that! I am cutting my ties with that wagon and I am going to be focused. I'm going to walk the rest of this journey. During my walk, I'm sure that I will get distracted here and there; perhaps I may take a short rest on a rock and enjoy a sunset. That's a much nicer analogy compared to falling off of a wagon, and without a wagon to fall off, I have no wagon to jump back on. I will simply stand from my rest and keep on walking. No more time will be wasted, trying to catch up to that pesky wagon. It's all about getting refocused. Refocusing sounds a lot easier than jumping back on a wagon, now doesn't it?
So, for all of my other friends on the wagon, I urge you to JUMP! Jump off of that wagon and join me in walking the rest of our journey. Because, afterall, we should ï¿½focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.ï¿½ ~Greg Anderson.
I'm ready to stand up from my rest on this rock, and continue my walk. That wagon is long gone in the distance now, and I'm feeling better already!"
.:* Favorite Poem *:.
When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
if you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
.:* Change Begins With Choice *:.
~ by Jim Rohn
Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish; we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish; we can start a new activity. Any day we wish; we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.
We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely observed, "The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves." We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today. Those who are in search of the good life do not need more answers or more time to think things over to reach better conclusions. They need the truth. They need the whole truth. And they need nothing but the truth.
We cannot allow our errors in judgment, repeated every day, to lead us down the wrong path. We must keep coming back to those basics that make the biggest difference in how our life works out. And then we must make the very choices that will bring life, happiness and joy into our daily lives.
And if I may be so bold to offer my last piece of advice for someone seeking and needing to make changes in their life - If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life - and it all begins with your very own power of choice.
260: Book (The Spark)
^ DONE! 4/1/11 ^
255: Book (Why we get fat...)
^ DONE! 5/13/11 ^
250: New Top
^ DONE! 5/25/11 ^
245: New Top
^ DONE! 8/2/11 ^
240: New Accessory
^ DONE! 8/30/11 ^
235: New Book (Crazy Sexy Diet)
^ DONE! 3/30/12 ^
230: Yoga Mat
^ DONE! 2/14/13 ^
225: Hair Cut
220: New Clothing Item
215: New Accessory
210: New Clothing Item
205: New Accessory
200: Mystery Reward
Challenge myself to make this journey fun and fresh!
My basics that I aim for each day are as follows:
* 8 hours of sleep
* 8 glasses of water/day
* Eat within calories
I'd love to hear from you! You can contact me at:
goaloflosing (at) yahoo (dot) com
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Also, don't forget to check out my website at:
Change takes time, especially when attempting to change long-held patterns. This isn't meant to discourage you, but to remind you of what you already know. People tend to forget these simple truths and expect an obstacle-free road and instant results. Such unrealistic expectations can only lead to disappointment. When setbacks occur, as they must, realize they aren't a sign of failure but simply part of the process."
"Being Fat is Hard
Being Fit is Hard
Pick your Hard!!"
"It's being on a diet that makes you think you've "blown it" whenever you break one of your diet rules, and allows you to turn that into a rationalization for eating even more. It's being on a diet that makes you panic when the scale doesn't give you the number you want, and makes you feel like all your efforts are for nothing."
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