**this was really long and I really don't feel like fixing my English, so go ahead shake your head, giggle, whatever. It's all good!!!**
This is just a little history of what I have done, how much I have lost, etc. Grab a cup of coffee or some water. I hope this isn't too boring...
When I was in high school back in mumble....., I played basketball, volleyball, and track -- not for school, just so that we get that straight right now. It was for the church we attended at the time. Basketball I improved over the 4-years that I played and yes, I was the MVP my last year, nicknamed 'bulldozer', why? Eh, I would plow through and get the ball to the net. I remember I even got technicals' called on me, for one game, I still think that the ref had a daughter on the other team and they knew I was on fire that weekend. I have a very determined mentality...really. Volleyball, my serves I was told where to plant it and it landed there, I could even land the ball on the baseline. Yep and sets were good. Spiking was NOT my thing. I am short, give me a break! I was good at shot put for track, that was about it. LOL I hated it. Running is NOT my favorite thing in the world. We would play 3-5 games in a weekend, that is how we rolled. oooo...I was in cheer leading, too. That is just something I don't like to talk about. ha. YES, I do have pictures of all these things.
|1992 - senior picture|
|I don't know what year this was I am #34, that was the year I was on the A team. We rocked!!! Maybe my junior year?|
|#30, again not sure what year it was.|
|I am the second from the back of the line.|
|1992. Don't knock the hair.|
I got pregnant and didn't listen to what I was told about nutrition. I was a receptionist and the vendors brought me in donuts, lunches, ice cream, you name it I was given it. Then I was still eating as if I was active before I got pregnant, I worked out a little -- nothing major.So, I had my oldest, I was a single mom. I didn't lose the weight, did I try? NOPE!
Then I met my husband, got married. 2 years later we had the second oldest, while pregnant, I was borderline gestational diabetic. I controlled it with diet and believe me the Dr had me checking my sugar and I had to document what I ate. Lost 30 lbs -- got pregnant...
3 years later, baby 3. I had gestational diabetes AGAIN! Controlled it again with diet, but really pushing the insulin and had her.
After that I won a contest through WOOD radio called Blubber Busters. I went to a weight loss place here in town. I had a personal trainer, nutritionist, Dr's checking my blood each week, I was monitored. My blood pressure was fine, sugars, heart, it all was checked out. I was told then that I was borderline diabetic before starting the program. I lost 50 lbs with that and the diabetic thing was lowered.
Gained some weight and lost 45 lbs this time, on my own. Got pregnant a year or so later with the last baby. This time it wasn't so good. I was gestational diabetic on insulin almost the whole time. During this time, my father also passed away -- he had diabetes. The day he died, my sugar spiked so high, my Dr had me almost double my insulin intake. By the time I had her, the amount of insulin was almost a whole syringe full of insulin. My body fixed itself in the hospital. whew.
Deep breath -- so if you are wondering why I HAVE to do this. In my research, I have found that diabetes settles into those that had gestational diabetes within 3-5 years after the last child. My baby is just over 2 and a half years old. My dad died from diabetes complicated symptoms. I have too many babies to be selfish and not change myself. I know our bodies can heal themselves, with good nutrition and being active. That is why I am doing this. I had a taste of what my future could consist of...I don't want it.