Monday, July 18, 2011
Today makes 3 years that I have been with the Spark Family. I lost 20 lbs the first year, learned to LOVE exercise and look forward to sweating every day. I read interesting, informative articles on the health problems I have, I joined teams and started chatting, I made great friends. I learned how to make tasty, healthy meals.
The second year I gained back 15 of those pounds due to medication problems, injuries that kept me from being able to exercise and work up a good sweat and just plain not making good choices. I learned it's ok to make mistakes and to get right back up and try again. I've made some great Spark friends both online and in real life.
No, I'm not making excuses, venting or apologizing for my mistakes or weight gain because I know I could have stayed on track but it's my fault and I can do something about it. I still proudly wear my Spark t-shirts and I mention SparkPeople to people who ask about it, I still place Spark people cards in places I visit.
I read blogs, articles, special posts, message board posts, I post comments on other blogs but still can't find my own motivation back, but I won't give up.
So I'll start my 3rd year and do the best I can with the help and support of my Spark Family.