• Nykeva Patterson

Where It All Started

I believe everyone has some kind of story. Rather if it’s unique or not, We all have a story that made us who we are today. Let me tell you my story, The story of Nykeva Patterson. My health problems started as a young girl I wasn’t even one. I was diagnosed with asthma at only 7 months old and, had my first surgery at 9 months old. I have stopped breathing countless times on my family. The doctors told my mom that I would not live past 16. Well now I am 26 with minor health problems. I have a heart murmur, sleep apnea, a trait of sickle cell, and asthma. On my 16th birthday my family took me on a day cruise, and had a terrible health scare. I was rushed to the nearest hospital where I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I had no idea what exactly that meant then, but I knew I had to get rid of it. Two years later,I ended up beating diabetes, and been having good A1C‘s since then. Having all of these health issues ,and taking a lot of medication lead to access weight gain. I blew up to 246 pounds by the time I was 24. I ended up lowering my asthma from severe to moderate in under 2 years. I’ve always had self esteem issues throughout childhood, and teenage years. I thought low of myself, and my mindset was far from where it is now. I was not happy with myself at all. From Self-harm to fake profiles. I went through a depression phase around the beginning of 2014. Luckily,It didn’t last long. I ended my last relationship December 2017. It could’ve ended on better terms, but I was just fed up with myself . I took ownership of where I was in my life. I wanted to grow, and focus on me for once. Its kind of hard when you are dealing with someone who was extremely clingy. I started my journey January 20th 2018 with a starting weight of 246 pounds. 2 years later, I am down 50 pounds ,and still loosing. All of what was bothering me I’ve used that fuel and got shit done. Did I go cold turkey? No I just did what I knew and that was diet and exercise. I’ve had multiple trainers and nutritionist, but this time I wanted to prove something to myself. I wanted to prove that I can make my vision come true. So far, I am doing just that with minor distractions. Fast forward 2 years, I am in school for nutrition and exercise science, in the middle of starting a business and living my best life. It starts with that first decision, and I am so glad you made the choice. Thank you for clicking on my blog. I now hope you understand why my brand is close to my heart. Stay safe and sane during this uncertain time. Hopefully my blogs can help in some way with that.

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