Hi Chanda! I’m in love with your youtube videos, so I followed you to your blog! I’m 35, no children, a teacher, and 278lbs. Uuuughhh, that’s hard to even look at. I’m so discouraged by that number, and I’ve been convincing myself that I’m just “thick”. Smh, shame on me! But this morning, I happened to stumble into Chanda’s Youtube channel and I thought, to myself “you don’t have anything to complain about”, this lady has seven kids, surely she’s busy and she still has enough determination to lose 300lbs! Enough with the excuses! So, with that said, I had to revamp myself, my esteem, and this “slacker” attitude and get up, get out and do something! I must say I was very encouraged by your videos & blogs to lose 100lbs by May 31, 2013 (my 36th birthday). I want to be fit and trim, a lil thick is ok! But most of all I want to LIVE! Being healthy is most important to me. Thanks for your awesome attitude, YOU’RE inspiring the people in the WORLD you don’t know!!!!!
Well welcome to my blog and thank you so much for your support Kami!!:)
Also, please don’t be discouraged, I just lost 26lbs this past month after taking a year to lose 30!! Wow right? You can do it and I’m looking forward to your 36th birthday when you can come and here and tell me that you reached your goal!! You can do this!~
I know this is an old comment, but I made up in my mind 2 weeks ago I was going to lose weight. I will soon be 28, and I have 5 kids, I weigh 262 pounds. I didn’t initially get my weight from food, it was from the constant pregnancy. So I’m still my size from my last pregnancy a little over 3 years ago. But I cut out every bad habit, I’m not much of a soda drinker so I don’t drink soda. I eat no candy, cakes, cookies, chips, anything of that category. When I drink it sometimes juice but mainly water and sometimes milk. I declare the devil tries to discourage me but I refuse to be defeated. So last week Wednesday I started my workout, and I’m trying to get others to join me because you need support. I thank God for strong will power, and I don’t eat after 6 pm. I make sure I don’t buy anything that will tempt me, except for the tons of candy that are on my dresser. But I thank God because I refuse to eat it, I give them as a treat to the kids, and I don’t over indulge them in food because I don’t want them struggling with obesity. I don’t even fry food like that either, they might get something fried once every few months. But I’m so determined, I had to find my motivation but I will not be defeated. And as my sister reminds me: ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” So ladies be encouraged, with God on our sides we are more than conquerors and some weight will not defeat me. So this mountain in my life that’s blocking the way shall be removed.
I first saw you on Facebook today and I am also a mother of 7 (never let anyone beat you down about that). My children are ages 18 g, 16 b, 15 g, 13 g, 10 b and twins 5 (boy and girl) and to be honest when I saw your children ages I bursted out laughing due to the fact that I will be 36 this year. I have Gastric Bypass surgery in 2004 my starting weight was 353 pds (size 24) and I am tall 5ft 11 1/2in. I went down to 182 pds and size 8 – 10 (uk 10 – 12) and than I got pregnant after getting married, moving out the country and the most important thing “lossing the weight” and the worse part was it was “twins”!!!!! I never went pass 189 pds while caring the twins, but after the c-section and some other issues on top of breast feeding (till they were 3yrs) I gained 100pds!!! Weight lose (lossing the weight) I have learned is easy to do, its keeping it off that’s the hard part. Surgery or not we all have to learn overcome life (past and present) to get to our ultimate goal in life. As, I read the blog I believe dated 16/02/2012; I thought about my life and my childhood. My Father and 4 of his brothers molested my sister and myself from the time I could honest remember. I tell people that my very first memory is my dad calling me into his room and touching me while my sleeping mother laid next to him with her back turned and I urinated on myself and I was whipped for urinating. My dad and his brothers use to sit around getting drunk and high and would call my sister and I into my Grandmothers house to give them all oral sex and no one told and everyone acted as if nothing was happening and our life went on this way until I was 5yrs and I told my mothers bestfriend daughter and for 10 yrs we had some sort of peace in our lives. Than, my mother re-married my dad when I was 15 and life went back to hell,but this time it was sexual abuse it was beatings that we all received from my now “Godly Father (Saved)”; who at this point had become a “Crackhead” and “Functioning Drunk”. My Brother and Sister (who are twins) ran as soon as they were old enough, my brother to the army and my sister to an 16 year abusive marriage; and that left me and my younger brother in the home and I had nowhere to go and no one that really cared. Our Pastor would say “do what your told” or “what goes on between your mother and father isn’t your business (and he was beating her as well)” and the Pastor always justified what my dad did. What I am telling you is only half of my life, I became a teen parent and had 3 kids total with my oldest children dad (while working and putting myself through college and than finally computer school), than got into a 6yr realtionship with my 4th child’s father who was abusive and to top it off cop and part-time fireman who married another (while we were still together) and wouldn’t let me go; and my 5th child whose father I ran from. Than you have my husband who I truly believe is the best thing that has ever happened to me and my “Personal Designed Gift and Blessing From God”. God sent him at a point when I was finished and had given up on there being a “Good Man” in this world period, I was happy with me, my children, my job and my life; and all the way from the other side of the world my husband was sent to me. The really funny part is the fact that; we all tend to think that our prayers as children (little kids) on our knees every night before bed, went unheard and I can tell you this “God sees all and knows all and remembers all”!! and we have to remember that. When, I was a child after my parents divorced my Mother got into to church and we went every Sunday (morn and night), Wed night and Friday night. One Sunday when I was about 10yrs almost 11yrs, our Pastor (at the time) was Preaching and he said “we need to teach our daughters now to pray for their husbands, that they are Godly men, men that would love them and treat them the way the Bible says a husband is to treat his wife”…….., now to be honest he probably said more than that but, I never remember really hearing anything else, but what I did hear stuck deep down inside of me. So, every night from that night on till I was almost 20′s I prayed for my husband, and to this day I remember the prayer….
Lord, Please keep my husband and bless him
Lord let him be a good man and not a bad man
Lord let him have a good job and make money legally and not illegally
Lord let him love me and be a good provider
Lord keep him and protect him wherever he is on this earth, north, south, east or west
In Jesus Name Amen
I believe that God honored that and remembered me, through all the sin and things that I had done in my life and what happened to me as aa child “Jesus Loved / Loves Me”. I truly believe that (and the more I type the more I am remembering how much he loves and cares for me, because I have forgotten that over the last 3 years), but he loves me. The reason I know that God heard that little girls prayer is because my husband is British (not at all American) and if you ask we kind of met by chance in human eyes, but after really thinking about it “NOW” it was God his plan to show this “little Girl inside”, whose still scared at times and feels betrayed, not protected and unloved by family that; “I your Heavenly Father God is Here and I am never going to leave you, even when you turn your back on me, I am always here with arms wide open.
CHANDA THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAGE, YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW IT BUT YOU ALLOWED GOD TO SPEAK TO MY HEART THROUGH MY OWN MEMORIES. HE REMINDED ME THAT HE’S STILL HERE.
GOD BLESS YOU… AND YOU WILL GET THAT WEIGHT OFF I BELIEVE IT FOR YOU IN JESUS NAME!!!!
Dodie..I saw this in my email months ago and responded! Please tell me that you received it?
Hello MARTIESHA. 60 pounds is sooo much better than losing 133 pounds like me. I was advised by my dietician to take a daily food journal. I was thinking to myself that I probably will not and it is a waste of time. IT IS NOT! I helped me out tremendously to lose my first 12 pounds. Part of our problem is that we consume everything and do not know how much we consume. When I used the food journal I saw what I was consuming and was embarrassed. When you see this journal, then it will make you want to eat less. Changing up your diet is very important. When I was younger I lose weight by eating crap but I am blessed to be 36 yrs old and that is not working for me now. Drinking lots of water will help with the desire to eat more. I would drink like one or two glasses before my meals and then more afterwards. Eat more veggies and fruits. You have to be mindful with the fruits as well because that have carbs but they are good carbs. Having you plate 50 percent veggies will do you good. Oh, can’t forget the exercises. Even if you start off doing 15 minutes for 4 days a week will be awesome. You will notice that your tolerance will build and before you know it, you will be doing 30-40 minutes for 3-4 days a week. At 300 plus pounds, after a month I was doing 40 minutes 3-4 times a week of Leslie Sansone’s walk at home 3 mile video. YOU CAN DO IT!!
I know your post was not for me but I just wanted to offer my advice. Thanks for listening.
The site I used for my food journal is fatsecret.com
You can even add your food items into the food database so that your journal will be accurate. They also have groups and challenges too. It is awesome.
Well, you’ve HELPED me as well, lol. I’m going to check out fatsecret.com now! Thank you!:)
YI JUST TUNED IN TODAY..I KNOW IM WAYYYYY LATE, BUT I REALLY ENJOY WATCHING YOU.YOU AND I BOTH HAVE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. I AM A MOTHER OF FOUR…THREE BOYS 15,13,9….AND ONE GIRL 11.
.THEY ARE WONDERFUL CHILDREN!!!!! I DIDN’T HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE WITH MY CHILDRENS FATHER, BUT HOWEVER, I’ve MET AN AWESOME GUY WHO I KNOW FOR SURE GOD HAS PLACED HERE …WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER 4 YEARS BUT WE HAVE NOT YET MARRIED ..WE WANNA DO IT NEXT YEAR …THAT WILL MAKE IT RIGHT IN THE SIGHT OF GOD…IM SO EXCITED!!! ANYWAY IM REALLY ENJOYING YOU AND WHAT YOU SHARE…YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING TO MANY PEOPLE. I HOPE YOU FEEL THAT..YOU HAVE REALLY TOUCHED ME…I FEEL LIKE I’ve BEEN KNOWING YOU FOR YEARS MAMA!!!! A LITTLE ABOUT ME.I AM A MED TECHNICIAN.I WORK FOR AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY..AND IM 32. I AM FROM OCEAN CITY MARYLAND. I WANT TO GET BACK INTO EXERCISING AGAIN..I WANT TO JOIN CURVES OR SOMEBODYS DARN GYM…BUT I HAVEN’T BEEN IN YEARS..IM 238 lbs.. AND I WANT TO LOSE WHATEVER I CAN..I WOULD LOVE TO GET 60lbs…HELP ME CHANDA!!!
LOL, okay, well what’s working for me is juicing and eating mostly organic, raw, fruit and veggies. Try it for a couple of weeks and the weight will fly off! Thank you for the love and support, it means a lot to me. I LOVE ocean city, Md. HOw is it living there ALL the time? 60 lbs should be a breeze for you! It’s not like you have to lose, say..300 lbs or anything, lol!:)
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