Sunday, October 12, 2014
Can't believe I joined Sparks seven years ago, but I did and today is my 65th birthday.
I don't blog as I don't like to talk about myself. One thing I can say is that most everyone who joined Sparks when I did have long since quit. I came across a person today who had came back and she'd first joined in May '07.
I was 214# when I joined and I'm at 172# which isn't anywhere near the goal I want to be but at least I have never been back up to that horrible fat that I was at 214#. My back hurt so much then that I had to sit on a stool to wash dishes at the sink. I had drank 2L bottles of Coke-a-cola back then and I stopped that. When I started tracking calories, I realized I drank about 1500 calories each day from soda, juice and milk.
I don't like to blog. I've always laughed at the "Spark Stars" as I call them to have over the years written about their accomplishments only to suddenly disappear. I never have been down to my goal weight, so I have spent my time helping to just encourage others to NOT QUIT. If I had quit after six months, I know today I'd be about 314#. Just staying here has kept that from happening.
My son, Nathan who is now 30, had Testicular Cancer five years ago. He had surgery & then they found it had gone into his lymph nodes, so he had four rounds of chemotherapy that took about five months total. Thankfully, his check-ups have come back "clean."
I appreciate those on the DONE GIRL Team and the BECK SOLUTION Team.
I read that if you have been healthy enough to live to 65, that you can expect to live another 22 years, so here is to being a Sparker until I'm 87. Just have to make this year the one I actually get off the rest of my fat. I can do that.