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Welcome to the world of Aesthetica. I'm the next Spark Success Story.

I'm here because of a photo. I'm not like some people - I haven't always been moping about how fat and awful I am. On the contrary, I've been asking the world why can't everyone see how awesome I am? I'm so tired of overweight and obese people going through life being ignored. And I have been. I'm in a graduate program and I also have a full-time job. As someone who has done both of those things at a "normal" weight and now as an obese person, I can say that the tides have turned. The more frustrated I got, the more it really started to affect my personality. "But I'm not THAT fat!" I kept insisting.

Then came the picture.

My husband took a picture of me sitting at my computer. I didn't know he was taking it... when I saw it, my world stopped. You know, the AH-HA moment everyone talks about? This was mine. The fat underneath my arm was literally pushed out and over the arm hole sleeve and my actual arm was just hanging there, all lumpy and the size of some skinny girl's thigh. My stomach, my legs, everything seemed to be pouring out of the chair I was stuffed into.

"Alright, world," I conceded. "Maybe I could use a little work."

Being obese, I've wondered sometimes how much better of a person I could be if I wasn't obese. And not better on the inside, or something, I mean just plain better. Maybe I could get out of bed without my knees hurting. Maybe I could walk farther without huffing or puffing. My job requires me to be on my feet for 8-10 hours. I do it energetically. But I always wonder how much better I could be.

I'm tired of wondering.

I'm here, and for now, I'm going to be anonymous. I want to be able to get on here and pour my heart out if I need to. My overall goal is to lose 100 pounds.

Member Since: 4/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 160

My Goals:
- lose 100 pounds
- become a runner

My Program:
- eating real, nutritional foods. not too much processed stuff.
- no soda
- drink tons of water

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  • v KLMGSU07
    Thanks for stopping by my blog... and for the add! I added you, too. Welcome to Spark!! Looks like you're off to a good start! I hope you get as much out of the wonderful world of spark as I have... and still am! Lookin' forward to getting to know you!

    2901 days ago
  • v SUNSHINE150
    Thanks for visiting my spark page and giving me encouragement. After six months on spark people, it is still wonderful to hear!


    Congratulations on deciding to "Spark" and good luck achieving your goals!!

    2901 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/7/2010 11:01:16 PM
    Hi! Thanks for sparkling across my page today! I appreciate your kind words about my blog! Good luck on your journey! emoticon

    ~Annie emoticon
    2903 days ago