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I have been on/off Spark for four years now and have not lost a thing. Sigh. Depressing but it's my own dang fault. Reboot!!!


MY ORIGINAL POST: July 2009:

For me, at this point in my life, it's about HONESTY and Daily Reflection. The TRUTH: Holy SH*# am I overweight. The medical term...obese. It's true. A fact. The cold, hard truth. It would be so easy for me to post a sunrise or a waterfall or a flower instead of ME...the real me...the fat me. The 288 lbs. ...
I have been on/off Spark for four years now and have not lost a thing. Sigh. Depressing but it's my own dang fault. Reboot!!!


MY ORIGINAL POST: July 2009:

For me, at this point in my life, it's about HONESTY and Daily Reflection. The TRUTH: Holy SH*# am I overweight. The medical term...obese. It's true. A fact. The cold, hard truth. It would be so easy for me to post a sunrise or a waterfall or a flower instead of ME...the real me...the fat me. The 288 lbs. ME. But here I am, and here it is...the truth. Time to face it.

This will be a long journey. The extra weight didn't get put on overnight and it won't come off overnight. There is no quick fix...slow and steady wins the race. God, how many metaphors can I fit into one space? Haha!

A little about why and how I became double my size. Yep. Double MY SIZE. Ohhhh truth is a humling thing. I can blame it on being in a lonely, disappointing marriage. I can sit here and say that's when and how it all started. I turned not to drugs, alcohol, sex or gambling addictions, but to food for comfort and companionship. Now, as TRUE as that may be, no one put a single morsel of food or fat into my mouth but ME.

I have to say that getting a divorce after 8 years of marriage was one of the very best things I could have ever done for myself. It was the right choice, but one of the hardest ones I've ever had to make. I knew the choice would affect many, most importantly my children, but it was life-affirming for me and I found myself...or at least a good portion that had previously been lost or undiscovered.

Following the divorce, I went on to college, kids in tow. Years later, I've finally finished my Masters Degree in Education, while unsure if I'll even use the degree, as I'm working my dream job of writing at the moment.

My children have grown quicker than I ever would have imagined and are 20 and 22. My daughter has a 22-month-old baby, my sweetie pie granddaughter. She is the joy of my life.

So...that's me...in a nutshell. Haha! Back to the weight. I put it on many years ago. 15+ to be exact when I was married. Now...why haven't I taken it off? That is the $64,000 question, isn't it? I think it was partly because I've never felt uncomfortable with it and that it's always just sort of been my protective covering from the world in general.

Why now? I can't really answer that. I guess it's just time. I feel it. It's time to get back to me and honor myself with the gift of health and wellness. Life is a beautiful thing. Embracing it with health and wellness is for me...for my children...for my grandbaby.

If you can relate to my story in any way, please send me an email. Maybe we could be buddies!

Thanks for reading this long intro. :)
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Member Since: 7/15/2009

My Goals:
**Start slowly.
**Make whole, healthy food choices whenever possible.
**Keep a blog, utilizing the gift of humor at times, to chronicle my plans and successes...and even a pitfall or two if they occur!

My Program:
--Reading Joy's Life Diet by Joy Bauer of the Today Show
--Working with a buddy, who is a nutritionist.
--Track calories and fitness on SparkPeople.com
--Whole, healthy food choices
--Cook once, and pre-portion/package 2-3 extra meals at a time
--64 oz. water per day

Personal Information:
I'm 43, from NY (the upstate rural part). Happily divorced, mother of two (ages 20 and 22) with one grandchild, aged two.


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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

--Confucious

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TORTILLAFLATS
1/13/2014 4:14:42 PM

Hi Terry, a friend shared this with me and I wanted to share it with the Hotties!

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“Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” ~Zig Ziglar

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Have a great" Move-It" Monday!

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TORTILLAFLATS
1/6/2014 3:10:36 PM

Thanks for the encouragement of being proud of ourselves! I need to be reminded of that as it is hard for me to do. I am proud of you too! For taking part in our Hottie Challenge and for wanting to improve your health! Go for it all the way!!! We can do it!

Hugs, Gail



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GONNA_BREAKAWAY
7/16/2013 11:48:14 AM

Sorry that I have not been more supportive. I battle depression every day and have for nearly 40 years. A good day is getting out of bed, showering and cooking 3 decent meals (not just having a bag of cookies or chips for dinner.) Basics. On a great day I can add making contact with old friends like you to the list.

We are now at a similar weight (I'm 285) and headed for a similar goal (my goal is 140).

I will try harder to be a better support to you. Don't give up.



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MSANITAL
10/8/2012 7:08:13 PM

emoticon just a spider stopping by to wish you a good week,



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SUKIE40
10/8/2012 9:25:02 AM

Thank you for the nice comments on my blog. Congrats on finally taking control of your life with the divorce, going back to school and now taking steps to get healthier. That is wonderful that you went back and finished your Masters, that is an amazing feat in itself, let alone doing it while trying to raise children!

I should have left a long time ago, 12 years was way too long, but I am so happy that it is done and over with now and I am ready for the new chapter of my story.

We have come so far internally that we now need to match that with the external us! And I am confident that we can do it with help and encouragement from our SparkFriends!

Keep up the good work!

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