Wednesday, March 31, 2010


For the ones of you that do not know what this is let me tell you now. Lymphedema is an abnormal buildup of fluid that causes swelling, most often in the arms or legs. The condition develops when lymph vessels or lymph nodes are missing, impaired, damaged, or removed.I have been living with this for over 8 years now. Once I got so I couldnt get out the house anymore i had to stop going to therapy. i have this in both my legs its worse in the right leg. I really think that my right leg weighs over 100lbs. Lymphedema had taken a toll on my life until now. I have taken back control and I will beat this and morbid obesity. I now walk through my house a few times a day for exercise. I was confine to my room you could say. All I would do was get up and go to bathroom and back in my room I go. All that stopped once I found Medifast. I now have energy and Im getting through the house. Yes, I said it I even go through there and sit with my family sometimes. Lymphedema is very painful for me. There is not a day that goes by that i am not in pain but I no longer let that stop me. I want to live and I will defeat and knock down every road block that get in my way.I bought me a walker because medicaid would not buy it for me which was $459 that was just about my whole SSI check. It didnt matter because my life is more important. I started building the strength back up in my legs 2 weeks later. I have been using it every since. At first I was hurt because im only 32 years of age and im having to use it. Then I sat down and began to think so what I'm on a walker I want be with it long because i am going to work on bettering myself. I have to do it for myself because I have no doctor that will help me out.



I started my weight loss journey on March 17, 2010 using the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan. I have only been on it for too weeks. I didn't weigh in before I started so my health coach said that I probably lost like 15 lbs. From March 21 to 24 i lost 2 lbs. This is the end of week 2 and I lost 20lbs in this one week alone.. GO ME GO ME!!!! I have been struggling with my weight most of my life. I also have lymph edema in both my legs that have made it hard for me to get around. I decided this is time for me to take back control of my life before i die. I am 32 years of age and it has been years since I been out side my house until a week ago. I got up put on some clothes and asked my sister to go get My Queen cause I wanted to go outside. She was so surprised because I haven't been outdoors in like 2 years now until this day. We enjoyed sitting out there on the porch together. The sun felt so good beaming down on my skin. I feel so much better since starting this program. I now walk through my house more than I use to. I feel so good and I just love seeing the smile it puts on My Queen(mom) face. The key to weight loss is good foods choices, water, exercise,support and water and did I say water.

MARCH 2010