One of the happiest days of our lives, and I look my worst. He deserves a healthier, prettier wife.
Me at my husband's college graduation 8/25/2012
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Hi! I'm Rebecca. I'm a Lutheran wife of 12 years, step-mom to an awesome 15 year old boy, and mama to a crazy spoiled pit bull.
I've fought with obesity since childhood. When I graduated high school I was 220 lbs, and my weight steadily climbed year by year. By the time I was 30, I weighed 275 lbs. God brought a great man into my life in May of 2004, and I married him in November of that same year. We immediately began trying to expand our little family, to no avail. The next ten years brought failure, grief, devastation, fertility drugs, depression, stress and two babies taken to Heaven. I have a hormonal disorder known as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and several blood-clotting disorders (Lupus Anticoagulant, Anticardiolipin Syndrome and Compound Heterozygous MTHFR mutation). All of this contributes to my infertility and the blood clotting disorders led to my miscarriages. PCOS also is one cause of my weight problems.
In early 2015 I was finally officially diagnosed with hypothyroidism, after fighting for years to get a doctor to take me seriously.
I've had quite a few wake up calls recently, and I've come to the realization that I have to change the way I'm living (or rather, existing...I haven't been truly LIVING for a long time) or I won't see my 43rd birthday. I feel like I'm not living my life, I'm simply existing. I feel like I'm just sitting here waiting to die. And I'm tired of that.
I love to read, knit, sew, and spend time with my crazy adorable baby girl, a 4 year old pit bull.
"No one's life should be rooted in fear. We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others to brighten the corner where we are.” ~Dean Koontz, Life Expectancy
Lose 50 lbs by Christmas.
Be more active.
Feel better about myself.
Complete a 5K.
Long term: Lose at least 200 pounds.
To not be in constant, chronic pain.
Daily tracking with SP Android app and website.
Measuring and weighing food.
At least 30 minutes of some type of activity daily.
Consistently drinking 10+ 8oz glasses of water daily.
Eating more fresh veggies and fruits, less processed and packaged foods.
Some of my hobbies include:
Coloring (I love Angie Grace's coloring books)
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| Pounds lost: 12.5
I am a Christian too. Have you heard of Shawl Ministry? It is when some people who knit or crochet form a group and make shawls to give to people who are ill or grieving or need to be wrapped up in God's because of difficulties. I enjoy my group at church. I am a Methodist. We also make baby blankets for babies who are struggling or sick. I am crocheting a blue and yellow baby blanket right now. There is info on the net about it and if you are interested I bet you could find a group or start one if you wanted to. Just thought I would share.
Hope you are having a great day!
1751 days ago
Thank you SO MUCH for commenting on my blog!
It really feels like that, doesn't it? The whole workout, my mind just wants me to stop and sit on a couch... but when I keep pushing through, I am SO CONFIDENT in myself and could take on the world!
Thank you for being an awesome ! I appreciate your kind comments SO MUCH!
1753 days ago
Today is the unofficial "take happiness into your own hands" day. It's unofficial because I just made it up! (*grin*) But it seems like a great idea, right? Today, try not to be controlled by others... decide to be happy, decide to be great. Move forward as if all your dreams could come true today with no barriers standing in your way. Smile, laugh, and be amazing...
Because you ARE.
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.” - Groucho Marx
1753 days ago
Thanks for commenting on my blog: The blog that EVERYONE thinks about writing, but not everyone does.
Your support means a lot to me! I will also add you as a friend so we can continue to support each other and keep each other motivated!
Keep in touch, please!
1757 days ago
Hey SparkFriend, I hope you have an amazing week, and have a great 4TH of July! *hugs*
1760 days ago