Throwback Thursday – I Remember When I Was Morbidly Obese


Happy Throwback Thursday All! It’s day 8 of our October 30 day challenge!!! How did it go for you on the 1st week of this challenge? What success and challenges did you experience? I really want to hear from you so I can help support you on this journey. But first let me encourage you.

The 1st picture in this blog post was taken back in 2013 when I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was classified as morbidly obese. You are considered morbidly obese if you are 100 pounds over your ideal body weight, has a BMI of 40 or more, or 35 or more and experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. I had been given the diagnosis in 2012 that I had pre-diabetes and I was developing pre-arthritis in my hip. My doctor informed me that if I didn’t lose weight I wouldn’t be able to walk without the aid of a cane or a walker. That was the wake up call that I needed to get my life back! So I started the eating clean and exercise challenge that we are doing now and lost 63 pounds in 6 months, I am no longer morbidly obese, I am not a pre-diabetic and the pre-arthritis is history! ✌ Believe me anything is possible if you #1 Believe/Pray, #2 Plan #3 Act(Implement the plan; eat clean, track calories in myfitnesspal or FitBit, exercise 5 days a week & sleep 8 hours nightly) and #4 Be CONSISTENT!!! In other words don’t give up no matter what. Keep pushing forward with your goal in mind. The 2nd picture above is the result of implementing those 4 principles and with the grace of God strengthening me every step of the way.

So let me ask you what breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner plan do you have for Friday? What is your exercise plan for Friday? Make sure you pack your bag packed tonight for tomorrow! This will help you to avoid eating out and inadvertently blowing your food plan. Remember this if you fail to plan then you plan to fail! So get that plan on paper or on your Smartphone and/or tablet and let’s make this 2nd week of the challenge great, healthy and active!!! I’m praying and believing for your success this week! Let’s eat clean and train mean! Let’s get it!!!

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Published by Monica Akerele, MSW, LMSW

I AM because of God's LOVE and GRACE! Licensed Master Social Worker, Singer/Songwriter, Motivational Speaker, Blogger & Self-Care Strategist

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