Hi! Thanks for viewing my sparkpage! Here's my story..... I'm 45, with one terrific 11 year old son. I've been overweight practically all my life. When I was in elementary school, I was always the biggest in my class. I had ashthma when I was a kid, so I couldn't run like the other kids. We lived in Ohio, and I couldn't tolerate the cold because of my asthma. My parents didn't get along.. my *dad* was an alcoholic and a smoker "which aggrevated my asthma". He blamed everything on us kids. I was also very tall. I always felt like a freak because of my height and weight. They divorced when I was 11. My mom remarried a great guy. I started losing weight, slowly.. We had a pool and I started swimming almost every day. When I hit my teens I started gaining weight again, it didn't matter what I did. My step sister would always make fun of me. Over the course of Middle School and high school I would lose some weight and then gain back even more. I met my first husband when I was in high school. He was very supportive at first about my weight. We were married two years before we divorced, because he was having kids with someone else. He said he couldn't even stand to look at me. When I was 23, I had hit 215 lbs. I was so embarrassed! But, I worked out faithfully, watched what I ate and dropped almost 60 lbs! Yeah me!! But about 2 years later I got poison Ivy and they had to put me on steriods. Ugh! I gained all the weight back. I struggled to get the weight off. I finally got almost all of it off again. Then 11 years later I met my second husband. He didn't care that I was overweight. We had a son. I started gaining weight again. I tried everything from weight watchers, slim fast, Weight loss clinics to lose the weight. It would help for a while, but then the weight would come back again. My husband started having an affair with my best friend because she was thin and I was not. So, I left him in 2008. It was a horrible seperation and an even worse divorce. We finally were divorced in 2010. He still reeks havoc on me, but not quite as much. But now I'm at my highest weight ever! At 288lbs it's time that I finally take control of my life and live for ME!!! I know I can do this. Not just for myself, but my son as well. He keeps telling me he's afraid I'm going to die! How can I do that to him?
I deserve to feel pretty
I deserve to feel energetic
I deserve not to feel embarrased
I derserve not be ashamed
I deserve to love myself
I deserve to be healthy
I deserve to LIVE
My Goal is to lose 168 lbs and be healty and happy and be around to see my son grow up!! Because I deserve it!!
My program: Karate classes 5 nights a week, running or walking 7 days a week. WII fit plus on the weekends plus some swimming.
My name is Tish, and I'm 44 years old. I live in Bradenton, Florida with the greatest son in the world!!
My family and friends are very important to me. Please stop and say hi! I talk to everyone! I'll encourage you and hopefully you will encourage me as well!
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| Pounds lost: 3.4
Hope you are doing great. How are the martial arts classes doing? Take care. Keep up great work. lol Joyce
1516 days ago
I sent a sparkmail. Technically for Jordan. read it, if you don't like it don't show it. You should be proud of your young man.. lol
1522 days ago
Hey, thanks for the Fabulous Lady chain. I'm not much of a chain person (never have been, it's just a thing), so I'm not going to re-post it here. I do want to say that you are pretty freaking awesome! You're a great inspiration, and your efforts to make yourself healthy are wonderful. Keep doing the amazing job that you are doing, don't lose track, and know that all of us are in this together.
1543 days ago
Hello Fabulous Lady!
THIS IS A TOAST...TO US
FOR THE MEN WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!
You have been hit. You have been considered one of the most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you are really fabulous. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.
SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU
I feel like I am doing one of those stupid Chain letters from the 80's.
1545 days ago
ARE YOU READY FOR A GOOD LAUGH? You sent me the Hello Fabulous Lady thing, and I couldn't get it to work. I was on posting with a group or team, and I was letting them know how well I was doing, and I WAS going to copy a challenge. GUESS WHAT THEY GOT? YEAH, instead of me copying the challenge thing, they got FABUOUS LADY. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha I told you I didn't know how to do it. I didn't stay at team I ran. hhahahahaha Th hahahahae problem is, they will know it was ME.
1545 days ago