Friday, August 27, 2010
I used to duck from the camera, so there are not too many photos of me in the past, but I recently found this pic of me from June 2002.
I weighed 332 lbs. Although there was a smile on my face, I was very sad and felt hopeless. I had lost 100 pounds several times before, but could never keep the weight off because I never developed healthy habits.
In September 2002 I had a gastric bypass, lost 130 pounds and then over the course of a few years regained weight. I still had not developed healthy habits. I was up 50 pounds and so disappointed in myself. I now weighed 252.
In June 2009, I was introduced to SparkPeople. It made such a huge difference in my outlook on diet and exercise. I started feeling more in control of my life and decided that I should try once more. I joined Jazzercise, started really paying attention to portion control and logged on to SparkPeople every day and before you know it, I was on my way to living life to the fullest! By the end of the summer, I had lost more than 20 pounds and was feeling fantastic.
It was the motivation I needed to keep going!
So here I am...far from goal, but down 140 pounds from my starting weight. I'm proud of myself. It's the first time that I am doing it right!
Just thought I'd share.
Have a good weekend,