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About 5 years ago, I was about 270 lbs. I joined Weight Watchers, eventually added the gym, and got down to about 185. Then my knees started bothering me, and I started getting really fatigued. Within another year, I had gained the weight back, but I knew it wasn't just because I gave up. I was diagnosed with lupus, fibromyalgia, raynaud's, and arthritis. My immune system doesn't
About 5 years ago, I was about 270 lbs. I joined Weight Watchers, eventually added the gym, and got down to about 185. Then my knees started bothering me, and I started getting really fatigued. Within another year, I had gained the weight back, but I knew it wasn't just because I gave up. I was diagnosed with lupus, fibromyalgia, raynaud's, and arthritis. My immune system doesn't like me much. I have non-allergetic sinusitis and planters fasciitis. It is an uphill battle to get me to move and to just not be in pain. That's actually not a challenge. I am just usually in pain because of the fibro. Knowing what it is, I am just getting myself to acknowledge the difference between pain from fibro, or from good exercise. Fatigue from lupus, or me being lazy and wanting to just watch tv lol.
Once I found out these issues, little by little, I learned how to manage them. I went back on Weight Watchers and back to the gym. 2 years ago, I was at 274 lbs, and determined to get healthy. I got down to 202, and the past 6 months I plateaued and then slid back. I'm now at 224, and really need to get myself back in the right direction.
I haven't been following Weight Watchers lately, because I really want to learn to eat healthy in an "organic" way. I don't mean eating organically, although that is a big part of how I want to be healthy. I mean being able to eat proper portions and choosing the right nutrition for my body. I don't want to spend my life counting points. It's a great program, but in the end, I see people who are the pinnacle of health. They work really hard at it. A lot of those people are on this site, which is why I am here. Those are the people I want to emulate.
I had ordered the P90X system a few years ago, but never took it out of the box. I did, and I signed up here. I took all the right steps. Filled out the information in the book, did the fit test, etc. After the 1st week, I realized that I wasn't ready for P90X, but I won't give up. I will get there, but in the mean time, I need something to get me to that level. I decided to try Rockin' Body. That's what I'm doing and we will see how it goes.
I work at a law firm, in IT Litigation Support. That is a story for another time, but the short of it is that I am in the IT group. We have a bench regularly littered with bad food. Pizza and wings are ordered constantly (which I can usually refuse, because I bring my lunch) and then there is also a lot of chocolate and sweets brought in. That is my weakness. So that is what I am working on just saying no to.
The other challenge with my job is that I have to travel a lot. Sometimes I get told at 5:00 PM, that I need to fly out of town the next morning. I might be gone a day or the rest of the week. The month of November, I lived out of a suit case, only home on the weekends. Flying, or driving 6 hours one way, I spent my life in a hotel. Eating room service, eating out, working from wake to sleep, and trying to get to the gym.
So that is my story. It's a bit long. You can read my blog, here: Image Rotated I haven't posted in a while, but I tend to write about my work to lose weight, eat healthy, my crazy work, and recipes that I try out.
I'm excited to work with beach body programs and I really hope that I can make it work and get the results that I know are in me. I'm not afraid of muscles. I want them. I want fitness and agility, and to be active and nutritious.
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