Sunday, October 11, 2009
Only by a few days though.
I joined in October of 2007, but I didn't really get into changing my life until mid-2008 and early 2009. This site has been amazingly instrumental to my weight loss. I'm a healthier, more active, happier, more confident and better looking woman, mother and daughter because of SparkPeople. The food and fitness trackers, articles, blogs, motivational members, team encouragement and involvement, and most of all, the accountability of this site are all individual parts of a well-oiled machine (erm, website) that help so many people every single day.
I still have a long way to go, but I've come so far that I think that needs to be honored. 2 years ago I was at least 230 pounds, I suspect it was more, possibly up to 250, I only know it was at least 230 because that was my weight when I went to the OBGYN in January of 2008. Talking with one of my friends who has been on a similar lifestyle changing path (she's the one who turned me onto spark), neither of us realized how overweight we were. Looking back, I can't believe I let myself get so unhealthy. I'm so thankful that this site exists and that I'm almost halfway through my goal.