Monday, November 10, 2008
I've never blogged before. I really don't even like to write. I never know what to say. But, I figured once I got to my goal and living a healthy lifestyle, I'll want to be reminded of how I got there. So here goes.....
In April of 2007 I was at my highest weight ever, 167 lbs. Life at that time was very stressful for both my husband and I for a variety of reasons. April 28th, dh quit his job. May 2nd, we took off on a Grand Adventure!
We headed to the west coast and for over 5 weeks we hiked and camped in 14 National Parks. We had the time of our lives!
By the time we got home, I was down to 154 lbs. But because I wasn't hiking or exercising anymore, and eating more since we weren't cooking in the campsites, in just a little over a year, I gained back most of the weight, 164 lbs. I'm 5'3" so that much weight makes me look big.
I lost my dad in April 2008 and my mother in law less then a month later in May 2008. Life became hard again and I went into another depression that lasted the entire summer.
Once summer was over, things started looking up and I felt like I was getting my life back. I quit the antidepressants and started back on my treadmill. I lost 3 pounds and starting feeling good about myself again.
I discovered SparkPeople quite by accident on October 4, 2008. I was looking at work out videos on the internet when Coach Nicole popped on the screen with an abdominal workout. Looked interesting and now at this point I'm intrigued.
So I headed over to SparkPeople.com, checked out the site and registered. My starting weight on that day was 161 lbs.
Today, I'm 5 lbs lighter. I owe it to SP for keeping me motivated! I've met quite a few new friends already and I'm very determined to get to a healthy lifestyle.
I really like it here. I'm so happy I found this site.
Thank you SparkPeople for making this possible.