There’s nothing more devastating than being told that you are not capable of doing something that you’ve always wanted to do. Monet was determined to become a mother, but her doctors have told her that her health was so bad that she would never bear a child.
In September of 2014, Monet weighed just shy of 375 lbs. Being obese can harm a woman’s fertility by inhibiting normal ovulation. Even in women who regularly ovulate, the greater the BMI, the longer it appears to take to become pregnant. But Monet was determined “to live and be a mom no matter what.”
Doctors had diagnosed Monet with polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition which makes it extremely hard to lose weight. In fact, her health and weight were so unideal that she flatlined numerous times during emergency surgery. That’s when doctors told her the terrible news that her status at the time would make it impossible for her to become a mother
But since Monet really wanted to become a mom, she decided to make a complete lifestyle overhaul. She began by exercising slowly with walking, swimming, and light weights.
Monet also started cutting her daily caloric intake to 1,500 calories. She even gave up two of her all-time favorites: sodas and chips.
“During the last part of my journey, I gained lots of weight from taking my Depo shot, so I tried Keto. I lost about 40 or 50 pounds on Keto alone after I’d reached a stall with everything else.
Keto doesn’t require exercise to be successful. I’m active every day, even if it’s just a little. I work out at least five days a week.”
Monet says she now walks just about an hour each day.
Despite successfully shedding off the pounds, Monet knew that she had to tackle bigger problems than just her weight.
“Until you fix your emotional issues and your past and present pain, you won’t truly be successful… no matter what you do or try. You won’t be successful until you shed the weight that isn’t physical.”
In 10 months she dropped an incredible 177 pounds and lost over 200 pounds in four years.
And that’s not the only good news throughout Monet’s weight loss journey, she is now a mom of two, proving the doctors wrong.
Japan Museum Holds On To Lost Stuffed Toy For 30 Years In Hopes To Find Its Owner
Now that’s dedication.
Thirty years is a long time to hang on to something — much less another child’s lost stuffed toy. But the staff from Chido Museum in the Yamagata Prefecture of Japan not only kept a lost Donald Duck stuffed toy for 30 years but even bathed it and knitted it a new set of clothes.
While other public institutions would have already donated the toy to charity, the Japanese museum opted to hold on to it in hopes of reuniting it to its owner. But three decades later, they’re still waiting for the Donald Duck stuffed toy to be picked up.
Yamagata Prefecture’s Chido Museum, located in the town of Tsuruoka, is a pretty unique place, consisting of a collection of samurai homes and some of Japan’s oldest still-standing Meiji Period Western-style buildings. However, like any museum, it also has a lost and found desk, and the museum recently shared a photo of a stuffed animal that a guest accidentally left behind....
Man With Duct-Taped Shoes Leaves Surprise Donation To Children’s Charities
“It’s really a gift to all of us to see that pure demonstration of philanthropy and love.”
Alan Naiman could be perfectly described as a frugal man. In fact, the social worker bought his clothes at Costco, cut coupons, liked to take thrifty road trips for his holidays, and patched up his shoes with duct tape.
However, Alan is also the perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. Because despite his humble lifestyle and relatively modest salary working for the State of Washington’s Child Protective Services, he amassed quite a fortune.
Alan was paid $67,234 a year as a social worker, and he also had two other jobs. He was also thrilled when he hit 60 because he could qualify for senior discounts....
Worried Dog Would Do Anything To Protect Owner Even From Medics
Dogs are definitey more than just a man’s best friend.
We all know the famous line, “Dogs are man’s best friend.” As it turns out, however, humans are definitely more than just a great pal for these four-legged pets.
One dog clearly proved that his owner is his everything from being his master to his best friend. Losing him would be unbearable for the broken-hearted dog that he would do anything to protect his human, even from the people who were trying to save him.