sheshemoo

Start Weight:(01 Nov 13) 144.4 lb
Current Weight:(18 Nov 14) 137.8 lb
Goal Weight:118.0 lb
following: sheshemoo's own diet
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

I have always been active, but I had let my weight creep up until it became my new normal, but I always felt like I was living in someone else's skin. I wasn't obese, but the extra weight was definitely affecting my daily life as far as what I could do versus what I used to be able to do and what I knew I could do again if I were to take off the extra weight. This went on for five years. Then I suffered a health issue that forced me to go on a low sodium diet in order to try to relieve some of the symptoms (hearing loss, dizziness), and it's the best thing that ever happened to me because it gave me the motivation and desire to stick to the plan to improve my health and by keeping to the low sodium diet, I felt the weight come off easily and fairly quickly and I feel 20 years younger!

I've been a fitness instructor for many years, and in recent years with my failure at keeping to a healthy diet, I felt like I was being a poor example and not being an inspiration or motivator like what I should be in my role as leading them through exercises and teaching them great health habits. I was incredibly disappointed in myself. Now that I'm getting back in "athletic" condition again, I feel that having those years of not being in the best shape has helped me understand better how difficult it is and what a struggle it is for people to overcome bad habits and achieve their fitness/healthy eating lifestyle goals. So I'm grateful that I experienced the struggle as well, but even more grateful that I am climbing my way out.

What's interesting is I have a strong faith, and right before the health situation arose, I prayed about my situation and asked for guidance and help to lose the extra weight that came on in recent years. I never dreamed that a health issue would be what it took to eliminate my desire for eating unhealthy foods, but it worked and praise God for His wisdom and mercy to allow me go through whatever it took to get me where I need to be.

FatSecret member since: 12 Dec 13

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  No Soda For A Month
status: Completed
ended: 28 Apr 14
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  Let's GO for LO SOdium (Lo Salt Diet)
status: Completed
ended: 17 Mar 14
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Before and After, anyone?
Truly amazing! Thank you for sharing your success....like everyone else has said, you serve as an inspiration!
posted 11 May 2014, 10:39
Before and After, anyone?
What a transformation! Thank you for sharing your photos as an inspiration and motivation for all of us to continue our quest! You found the abs you were looking for!! Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap and standing ovation for you!
posted 20 Feb 2014, 09:19
Need some lunch ideas PLEASE!
You've probably thought of these, but I carry grape tomatoes, bananas, peppers (I eat them like an apple), sugar snap peas, and those little oranges that are super easy to peel (Cuties or Halos). Also, if you can eat with a utensil, McDonald's oatmeal is good. Also, I don't know if you have time to prepare in the morning, but if you did a veggie wrap with lean chicken, you could eat that with one hand, perhaps. I understand your dilemma and feel for you!! The other thing you could try (some may object!) is those Zone Perfect or Balance bars. They have a lot of nutrients and are quick and easy and filling, but you would also need to eat some veggies or fruit to balance out your meal.
posted 30 Jan 2014, 14:17
Looking for low sodium buddies
Is anyone else primarily watching their sodium? I need support and ideas for eating out and just some buddies who are going through the same thing. I needed to lose weight but didn't have the motivation until a health issue (dizziness, sudden loss of hearing and fluid retention) required me to go on 1000mg/day of sodium and it's been the best thing that has happened to me. Have lost 16 pounds without much effort and feel the best I have in years. Have to continue rest of my life, so I'm looking for buddies!
posted 30 Jan 2014, 14:13
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19 November 2014

I've asked my husband, also known as The Enabler, not to bring "treats" home because if it's in the house, I will consume it. All of it. I've also been ...
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21 August 2014

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