The Survivals of Jewels

Learning to thrive through sharing my true stories, healing through God, healing through crafts, helping others, and helping others gain better health. Please note, names have been changed for protection.

Surgery July 14, 2014

Filed under: Journal,Surviving Death and Physical Health — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 8:04 am

So, the prayers helped. Thank you for all the prayers. I had another episode at work and I didn’t shake. Which I thought was weird. I hit my head pretty hard so I went to the emergency room and they told me it sounds like it’s cardiac and not seizures. So they admitted me over night. I had another one at 7:30am. They told me it was my pacemaker and sent me to another hospital to get it taken care of. They put me in CICU then put a temporary pacemaker in me for the weekend. Then on Monday they replaced my pacemaker and leads as the leads were faulty and been in for 18yrs. I was in the hospital for a week and ate 3 meals a day wherein I know I gained weight. So as soon as I got out, I went back on the 900 calories a day for a couple weeks, then back up to the 1200 a day. I am now losing again and am down to 157lbs. That makes a total of 195lbs lost. Again thank you for the prayers.


Diet Change June 10, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 3:21 pm

So lately, I’ve had three seizures and the doctors don’t know why yet. They are running tests. But one of the things to avoid is not eating. So I’m upping my calorie intake to 1200 from 900. Hopefully I don’t start gaining. Please pray for me as I’m scared of the seizures. Thanks


163lbs! June 7, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 2:39 pm

I lost another three pounds these last two weeks. That puts me at 163lbs.


338-166.jpg May 29, 2014

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New Health Plan March 27, 2014

Filed under: Journal,Take Shape For Life (TSFL) — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 6:18 pm
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I know it’s been awhile since I posted last, I’m sorry.

So, I’m at 174lbs. I only have 5 more pounds to my goal. But, I’m thinking this has been so easy that I’m gonna keep going til I reach 150lbs. Then level out. Although I’m not sure I can veer off plan well. I have been used to eating so often that not eating will be a problem. So, I’m gonna stick to the plan but up my calorie content.

Speaking of my plan. A few of you have asked how I am doing this not being on TSFL/Medifast anymore. So here goes. As soon as I wake up I eat 100 calories, like a light yogurt. 3 hours later I eat again, a 100-130 calorie granola bar or something of the sort, as long as it stays within those calorie confines. 3 hours later I have a Lean and Green meal (which you can find in the Lean and Green category on my site). Those average at 400 calories. Sometimes if I don’t have time to cook, I have a Lean Pocket and 100 calories of a vegetable, like a can of green beans. Or if i am out and about, I have a 6inch roasted chicken breast sub at Subway, or Mc Donald’s now posts the calorie content on their menu. Just make sure it is 400 calories. 3 hours later and from there on every 3 hours, I have another 100-130 calorie pack, like a banana, or an apple and a orange together. Even if I eat right before bed, I still eat. Remember this is only within waking hours. This totals 5 100-130 calorie meals and a 400 calorie meal. I eat 6 times a day just like the TSFL/Medifast plan. I look online and look up the calorie content of something before I eat anything that does not have the calories on it. So if there is a fruit or vegetable that I have a craving for, I look it up online. It’s that easy and yes it works, I’m living proof. The Medifast food got to be too expensive for me and I didn’t want to veer too much off plan. If you follow my facebook page you will follow my progress there. I average 1-4 pounds lost a week.

So, if you are wondering if you can do this diet plan without the Medifast food, yes you can!


New Photo February 2, 2014

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Here is the latest photo of my progression. If you want a more updated prgoression notes, like my facebook page. This is me at size 16 from size 30. And 191lbs from 352lbs. I feel amazing!


Week 45 of Health Plan November 30, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — The_Survivals_of_Jewels @ 9:40 pm

So, I cheated and had a little more turkey than I was supposed to have and deviled eggs and pumpkin pie with the crust cut off and still lost weight. I’m down another 2 pounds. Can’t beat that now can ya.

Weight 206 from 352 top weight