Sunday, April 12, 2009
Well over a year ago I started on Spark People. I realized that "diets" wouldn't get me anywhere and I needed to do something about my life, weight wise that is.
So I set out to cut the calories.
I lost 20 pounds.
Gained it back.
Then I graduated college and lost it again. Then I lost more.
Now I am more than halfway past my goal. From 203lbs in 2/2008 to 172lbs in 4/2009.
It has taken a very long time. However, recently I am truly seeing the benefits of being healthy and beautiful. The attention (positive and negative) from men and co-workers towards my beauty, and the overwhelming knowledge that I will NEVER be that person I once was.
I hope if you're reading this that you know that food is your friend. It is something good. As long as you use it for hunger and nothing more than you can be happy. Exercise and embrace life! It's worth the moments you might miss if you're stuck in a body that isn't yours.