It was the first time I was in a public school and things just kinda spiraled from there for me. I got into the more secular part of life and soon learned some very hard lessons. I don't regret where I came from because it helped make me who I am today.
I got married at 20 and my husband and I had our first child ten days before our 1st year Anniversary. Our second child came almost exactly 2 years later and I had not lost all the baby weight (42lbs) I gained from our first. Apparently you don't have to eat for two when your pregnant, who knew...lol. The third child came 18 months later and finally the fourth 3 years after that. I gained and lost, 4 times and never ever got back to my pre-pregnant days.
When our 4th child and only daughter was about a year old I was diagnosed with Thyroid disease and in the following few years developed two other thyroid disorders. Finally I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, had surgery, treatment and went through recovery. The cancer was so bad it took a lot longer in surgery than the doctor had anticipated and I lost a lymph node in the process. At the time I was overweight, sick and very out of shape.
After recovery and getting the all clear I decided that if I could beat cancer I could become a runner. So I found a C25K program on the internet and started running. At first I could barely run a minute without having to stop but here I am 3 years later and training for a half marathon. Weight loss came with the running but not as much as one would think. Apparently running makes you hungry...strange. A few months ago I got more serious about losing the weight and here I am almost 30lbs lighter and smaller, more fit than I have ever been.
To date I have lost 74+ pounds and am just about ready for maintenance and then I will be building more muscle to tone up some more. I do weights now but will be doing a lot more from here on out. I am so thankful that I am healthy and still in remission. I plan to continue my journey of healthy living and I am so excited to see what the future holds for me.
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"Limitations only exist if you let them"
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.
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