Dear Karen, Along time back when my life was in chaos and I was an active member of spark people, i remember posting my last entry in my sparks page. That day I signed out and never looked back, well I have been doing some soul searching and decided that it was time I returned and here I am. Your wondering why am I telling you all this, well today when I signed back in the first thing I saw on the last thing I left was your words of encouragement and I wanted to thank you for them. I realized that all these problems I was going through at the time was overwhelming. Well guess what, February I quit my job because I realized that I fed up with letting people walk over me. Then I also told myself as far budgeting and affording foodstuff I will always have that problem I just have to learn to be resourceful. Let me just I had a long while to think about things, I cried about them, I EVEN GOT DEPRESSED ABOUT THEM and in the end I realized that there will always be problems in my life I just have to learn to solve them or at least try working it out. I think I am ready to return and again thank you! 3001 days ago
Brilliant! You are brilliant! I read your 6/3/2008 "soap box" posting in 50+ members with 50-99 pounds to lose, and it spoke to exactly what I'm trying to achieve this time around.
I'm struggling with a total lack of scale success due to overeating, but I'm trying to curb my eating with observation and behavior changes, instead of a calorie or "diet" regime that sends me back into the "diet mentality" and another failure. I AM having success with adding fruits & veggies and with exercise, just not enough yet to compensate for my eating. After reading your posting, I feel encouraged to keep at it. I want to be slimmer for LIFE!
Thanks for inspiring me! I'd like to add you as a friend.