I've never been entirely thin since I was too young to remember. At my peak, I was 110 pounds overweight. At only 5 feet tall, I pretty much looked and felt like a basketball. Last year I decided to take extreme measures to lose weight. And, lose weight I did. But not the healthy way. I was just shy of my goal weight until I realized that I'd rather stay alive and be fat than leave my son without a mother. I have gained 50 pounds back since that day. I know darn well how to lose it the right way.....but now it's all about finding the motivation. My aching, aging body should be enough to inspire me. I have silly reasons why I think I should just stay this way but.......Something inspired me to join this site again. I hope I can find the motivation I need!
1. To feel for the first time being entirely fit and healthy.
2. To stay that way.
Write things down! Put notes and pictures everywhere! It's so easy to get consumed being busy. "Out of site, out of mind." I need to keep my reminders visable to stay motivated. I also need my family to give me loving encouragement, and not feel like they are being insulting. Mostly, if I miss a day or two of sticking strickly to my goals,....Don't quit! Pick it back up!
After the recent loss of my husband and recovery from Bulemia and struggling with alcohol, I decide to stick with a method of weight loss that has worked wonders for me in the past. As I said in my intruduction text, I know how to lose weight. And of course, different things work for different people. When I joined Sparkpeople a few years back, I shared my means of success on the message boards and was discouraged by the remarks of some people. But I hope that this time around, I could share with someone, something that I swear by. And in turn, encourage another spark friend to encourage me.
About me....I'm 33, but was born an old fart. I'm as boring as they come. I enjoy cooking, camping, fishing, swimming, drawing, gardening, crafts, crochet, good old-fashioned hard work, primative living, etc. Anything 'hands on' and constructive. Things that you have something to show for your time.... No manicures, malls, facebook, etc. I believe in REAL life.