October 2010 - 180 lbs
One of my favorite girls!! Elsa
Hi and welcome to my page!
I am a 48 year old woman who packed up her MA life and moved to Vermont in 2008. I have no children, but enjoy being Auntie to my brother's 2 kids. I love swimming (although I havent had the opportunity to swim laps since moving to VT), DOGS, XC skiing, snowshoeing, photography and this B-E-A-U-TIFUL state!
When I moved to VT, I thought I was breaking free of my past (which includes an abusive ex-husband) and moving on to a happier life. But very slowly I learned that I only changed my location, not myself. I also learned that bruises heal, but TONS of work, lots of time, love, and support are required to recover from the nasty, hurtful words. So life has been a real emotional struggle, and has manifested physically as 60 lbs of excess weight - doesnt sound like much - but it feels horrendous. I cant stand to look at myself in the mirror, I hate photos of myself - I dont know who I am seeing, and whoever it is I dont like that person; she looks miserable and mean, and worse - she looks like everything her ex accused her of being.
But now, thanks to a wonderful friend, I have found SparkPeople! It has only been a few days, but I am thoroughly enjoying this site and all the information, hints, recipes, and tracking! Also I have enjoyed reading people's stories. I am so grateful for your sharing and your honesty. THANK YOU!
As I feel more comfortable I will write more; this is all very new to me and a little overwhelming.
Thanks for reading!
My goals are simple: to regain my positive and healthy attitude, my active lifestyle and my healthy eating habits to once again be fit and trim!
-ONE DAY AT A TIME!
-Focus on myself;
-ONE DAY AT A TIME!
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| Pounds lost: 19.0
Hugs! I'm glad I could help. it always helps me to hear from others and know that I am not alone :) So often I'm surrounded by healthy people who, no matter how sympathetic, just can't get it. I have some family & friends who are great, but it's really others with similar issues that help me figure out the tricks of living with this stuff. I'm glad you've found Spark. The groups here have been very helpful to me and I hope they are to you too!
2013 days ago
Allie is great. See today's blog. Also, we just bred her...February maybe little Allies!! I love your idea!!!! love it. love it. I have some ankle weights. I'm going to go put them on. II might even ride the exercise bike with them on! Woohoo. I will let you know how it goes.
2049 days ago
Howdy, hope you have been really busy. I have today off, and I am loving it! Computer time, knitting, vacuum, a little email.... Wishing you a wonderful day yourself!
2049 days ago
2052 days ago
You make me smile. Your sunshine came at just the right time. I have no idea what I did as I woke up fine, but during the day on Friday my back went crazy. I went to the chiropractor at 5 on my way home. I slept about 4 hours and woke up at 4 yesterday morning. Aleve, a heating pad, and forcing myself to walk, worked it out. I was almost better by last night, and your sunshine put me over the top.
Thanks, girl! How are you doing? Thinking of you and the life you are creating. Hey, post some of your photography and some more pics of your beautiful smile, okay?
2053 days ago