SHYFEMMEKAT   20,923
SparkPoints
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Cheesing in 2004





On my way to speak at the Indiana Statehouse, 2005





Me in 2006 at 38



I have 47 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
Becoming My Best Me!

"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."
--Tecumseh, Shawnee leader; Mar 1768 - Oct 5, 1813



Hello, fellow Sparkers! Welcome!

I'm here to lose weight for my health. I am dealing with several issues that have made it important.

I have fibromyalgia and chronic pain. ...
"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."
--Tecumseh, Shawnee leader; Mar 1768 - Oct 5, 1813



Hello, fellow Sparkers! Welcome!

I'm here to lose weight for my health. I am dealing with several issues that have made it important.

I have fibromyalgia and chronic pain. I have had relapsing-remitting MS since May 2005. Not long after that I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II.

Then this May Dr. A called to tell me, in a very serious voice, that my blood sugar was 300. I went into his office the next day. My blood sugar was a very high 374 and my A1C a scary 12. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I burst into tears and the doctor held me. I was terrified. My dad was diagnosed with Type II when I was a toddler and I had watched him deal with the complications from it and other health issues. All I could think of was how sick he'd been for so long before he finally passed on at 67. I went home and cried some more.

I saw an endocrinologist the next week, Dr. Z, and he put me on two different shots, including insulin. I also saw a dietitian and gained a better understanding of how to manage my diabetes.

I also realized I had to deal with some emotional issues that were holding me back. Over many years I was taught to put myself last, that I couldn't do things, and that I couldn't trust my own feelings and judgment. I felt frightened, angry and helpless. I felt like I didn't know who I was anymore.

Throughout the years my weight went up and down; from 127 pounds, as a freshman in high school, to my peak weight of 353 pounds around the first week of January this year. I'd covered up my emotional pain with food all that time.

Now I'm eating fewer carbs, drinking lots of water and improving the quality of the food I eat. I use the Spark-D plan to keep track of everything. I test my blood sugar 2-3 times a day.

I'm in therapy again. I want to work through this tangle of feelings and hurt that have been pressed down for so long.

I'm taking each day as it comes, and striving to do the best I can. I am working to be a very optimistic person, to emphasize the good and minimize the negative in life. Now I am taking control of my well-being.

I want to venture out into the world, more confident and much healthier. I want to free myself from fear and I want to be the best I can be. To do that I have to make ME a priority..and that's okay!

I am learning a little each day. I can make a positive change with each choice I make. I can climb the mountain a step at a time. If God takes me to it he will get me through it.

I AM UNCOVERING THE REAL ME!


Update: As of 1/27/14 my A1C is down to 6.5! Woohoo!
Read More About SHYFEMMEKAT (Updated February 26)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 Pounds lost: 18.8 
 
0
53.5
107
160.5
214


 
Interact with SHYFEMMEKAT

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 10/22/2007

SparkPoints: 20,923

Fitness Minutes: 2,217

My Goals:
Starting at 344

340 lb - 2/04/13 *met 2/03/13
330 lb - 4/04/13
*met 3/3/13
320 lb - 6/04/13
*met 6/16/13
310 lb - 8/04/13
*nope
300 lb - 10/04/13
290 lb - 12/04/13
280 lb -2/04/14
270 lb - 4/04/14
260 lb - 6/04/14
250 lb - 8/04/14
240 lb - 10/04/14
230 lb - 12/04/14
220 lb - 2/04/15
210 lb - 4/04/15
200 lb - 06/04/15
190 lb - 08/04/15
180 lb - 10/04/15
170 lb - 12/04/15
160 lb - 2/04/16
150 lb - 4/04/16
140 lb - 6/04/16

GOAL! Clothes shopping and who knows what else..

My Program:
Lots of water, more fruits and vegetables, no meat but chicken with a plan toward transitioning to a vegetarian life. Plenty of fiber and whole grains. Gentle exercise due to the MS.

Personal Information:


I live in a ranch style home on about 1-1/2 acres in a rural area. Really enjoy the small joys of living here..

I love cats and am owned by a few. :-)

Some interests: simpler living, bargain hunting, collecting miniatures, encouraging others, decluttering, FLYlady, reading, listening to music, prayer, movies, organic gardening.

Random things: I love antique and vintage clothes and home stuff,



Other Information:
My essentials:

Honesty, family, faith in God, nature, humor, love, laughter, cats, books and music.

Profile Image





 
 



Happy Birthday
From:
MOWINELADY

Balloons
From:
LINDA!

Bear Hug
From:
Living a Simple...

Hearts
From:
MISCHIEFBOI

Happy Face
From:
-WRKNG2ABTTRME-

Candy Cane
From:
Living a Simple...




Member Comments:
-WRKNG2ABTTRME-
10/10/2014 10:13:45 PM

Stopping by to wish you a good weekend. One step, one day at a time...we CAN do it!

~Nancy~



Report Inappropriate Comment
CANDOIT54
9/22/2014 11:32:32 PM

Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day.



Report Inappropriate Comment
MISCHIEFBOI
4/19/2014 1:14:06 AM

Have a Wonderful Easter Weekend
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
MISCHIEFBOI
4/1/2014 10:57:32 PM

Mischiefboi's Quote of Motivation :

Motivation is like a car. emoticon
When it stalls, just let it coast down hill a- ways.
Then pop the clutch, give it a little gas &there it goes
Ready to drive up the next hill. emoticon
putt... emoticon putt... emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
MISCHIEFBOI
3/20/2014 2:47:04 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon
Ah, Spring is in the air. Lovely allergies come in from everywhere.
A young lad's dream of cookin' vittles outside..WHOOSH went the fire with flames as tall as the house. Well, you don't really need a set of complete eyebrows, do ya?
Happy Spring!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (360 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page