Tuesday, April 05, 2011
I am in shock and so excited to share that as of this morning, I am now half way to my goal of losing 50 pounds.
If anyone had told me on January 17, 2011 (the day before I started SP) that less than three months later I would have lost 25 pounds, I would have told them it was impossible: I was over 40 and had no motivation. I had resigned myself to being overweight (no, actually obese) and truly believed there was nothing I could do to change it.
The next day, I woke up and decided to give SP a try; what did I have to lose, except the weight? In reality, I found so much more. Since joining SparkPeople, I've found:
* My energy, now I'm exercising five days a week and actually playing basketball with my son
* My complexion and my glow, my skin looks so much healthier
* My wardrobe, I have so many beautiful spring clothes in my closet that actually fit. At my heaviest, I was down to 5 or so elastic waist bottoms and one pair of jeans. It's finally fun to get dressed in the morning again.
* My love for myself, when I read some of my early posts, one in particular stands out because in it, I was so angry at myself for gaining the weight. Now, I'm able to celebrate myself and my accomplishments. Even when I have a not so great day, I know it isn't the end of the world. I'm able to get up and dust myself off.
So thanks sparkpeople, for giving me back my love for life. I'm looking forward to another post like this when I knock out the next 25 pounds.