May 17, 2016
On Labor Day 2015 my grandson (age 2) came to live with my husband and I. His parents have problems and they lost parental control. My husband is 62 and I'm 58. We didn't plan on raising a child this late in our lives. The Lord had other plans for us. Dealing with all the changes in our home and lives is one thing but dealing with a toddler who has lost that which is most important to him has been a sad, eye opening, frustrating stressful ordeal. Well, it's been 9 months now and I now have custody and he has adjusted and this is now home and he is very happy and overall well adjusted. He is 3 and going through all of those changes that come with being 3. I've been under much stress and haven't been as committed as I had hoped but still here and not ever going to give up. I help co- lead the Fit, Fab and Fearless Fuchsia Team on the BL teams. I'm back on track and love this team for its continuing challenges and support and Love the Leader Helen so much! She is Awesome. I'm still trying to lose 20 lbs by Aug. 20, 2016 when we go to the beach and will taking Bray for his first vacation. I need to be in much healthier shape. Determination is in my soul right now.
March 25, 2015: I have been committed since Jan. 2015. Totally committed. I have upped my steps and walking. Have still had some trouble with overeating at times but I know that is part of the journey. Being committed to the 90 day challenge has helped me to stay the course and I'm feeling so much better. My Rheumatoid Arthritis is more manageable. My A1C has improved and actually I just feel better. I know it is going to be slow but I know that at least my health is going to be better for I am committing to 2015 being my year to get it together. Will I reach my goal weight? Probably not but that is ok. Right now my goal is total commitment and to see what changes may come. I 'm so Thankful for my friends here, old and new who help me in so many ways. This is definitely going to be my year!
May 29, 2014: I've been here for a long time but not sure if I've ever fully committed. I have done exercise here and there when I wasn't having RA flares. My eating has been so so but nothing consistent. Since joining Pixie's team which this month is called 'Countdown to World Oceans Day' and it will change again in June and joining the LSW dvd's team, I have been more consistent and doing well. I went in this morning and my BMI is 40.7. This is morbidly obese. I'm striving to lose half the amount I need to get to a healthy BMI and I'm going to do it slowly and consistently.
November 1, 2013. I am turning 55 on Thanksgiving day this year. I was diagnosed with Diabetes in 2010 and I've finally gotten my A1C just under 7 and I continue to fight and will get this below 6. In the last year I was diagnosed with RA and it has been a struggle to push through. I'm on 3 meds right now and I've taken the Embrel and Humira but have had to stop for different reasons. I am continuing to push thru. On days when I have to rest, I do. Otherwise I'm doing at least one walk a day and 2 strength trainings a week. It is a journey that's for sure. I'm staying on track now and getting a jump start on New Years Day 2014. I have much to be Thankful for and to look forward too. I have a wonderful and supportive family, grandkids I want to watch grow up and be able to participate in their lives and a Husband who I look forward to growing old with. For these reasons and to be Healthy of course....I AM PUSHING THROUGH IT!!!!
I am a 51 yr. old wife,mother and grandmother. I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, reading and playing with my granddaughter. My health has gradually gotten worse and I am severly overweight. I want to get healthy and be around for my husband and children. I also want to watch my granddaughter grow up.
Oct. 28th.- Well it has been a long year. I have not even come close to the goals I had hoped to achieve here. My DH has had numerous health issues which I let sideline me. I hope we have gotten him straightened out. Tuesday I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have been in a state of denial but now it is time to really figure this out and try and get control. I'm hoping to get to a healthier place, control my sugar and be able to embrace the change!
May 25th. I'm feeling stronger and more focused. I'm pushing through! When I can't do another push up...push through. Lunges...push through. Walk an extra mile...push through. I will get there as long as I keep pushing!!!
To continue walking 5 days a week.
TO drink 8 glasses of water every day.
To eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies everyday.
To measure my portion sizes every meal.
Keep a positive attitude even on bad days.
I'm setting a goal to lose 1/2 my goal weight by the end of Dec. 2016 Half my weight is 45 lbs and I need to lose a 1.5 a week or 6 lbs a month.
Right now I am starting to walk to leslie Sansones dvd's again.
I've started walking back outside when weather permits.
Need to strenth train at least 2 times a week.
My name is Lisa. Have been with my loving husband for 33 years! I have 2 grown children and 1 granddaughter who stays with me alot! She is my sunshine! As of March 2013 I now have a grandson
and he is Memaws little man!
I have been raising my grandson since Sept. 2015 and gained custody in April 2016. He is 3 years old and a blessing and a Handful! :)
A warrior is not built by his armor but by his Will.
Remember, we all
stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT...YOU JUST HAVE TO STICK WITH IT!
Aim for better every day, never perfect right away." ~Indygirl
We can't become what we need by remaining what we are.
- Max Dupree
| Pounds lost: 23.0
"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination.
The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
Richard M. Devos
Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog, "Starting Over Is Not A Bummer." Have a healthy weekend!
2 days ago
Hi Lisa Girlfriend!! I just got done writing you a long message and I lost it, so I'll keep this short. I'm so happy for you and your husband to have care of your grandson! That would make the little guy so happy and that's the main thing. Little Dolly!! Just remember to take care of yourself too. I'm doing pretty good with Xeljanz over a year now. Will be having surgery down the road, on my crooked toes. I'm thinking of you lots and lots! I love the pinwheel! Yes, our childhood!!
3 days ago
║║╔║║╔╗ ║ Keep
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3 days ago
Hi Lisa, Thanks for all your help with our team. You are really appreciated.
Here is my motivational quote.
"Someday" is the same as "No day." Don't put off living, do it today! -Chuck Swindol
Have a great week.
4 days ago
Hi Lisa! Thank you for all that you do to help out all the Fuchsia's! I love this team and I really appreciate our leaders!
Also keep up the hard work in healthier choices everyday! You are great!
4 days ago