Friday, February 05, 2010
I just realized today that this past Tuesday was my 3 year Spark People anniversary! How could I forget something like that?!! It's amazing how fast those years went flying by. I remember hearing about SP through a friends blog online. She had joined and it sounded cool. So off I joined, setting up my page and joining teams. I made a go of it for a bit and then I just quit. Don't know if I thought I couldn't do it, or what; but I left SP in the dust. Then finally one day I came back and I've been here ever since. Spark People has become a habit. I log in my food online and when I am not online I write down my food in a book so I can log it in when I get online, I exercise (although I have to admit... that habit needs work this year!) I ask for help (and recieved it!) from my wonderful SP friends when I need it, I give help and encouragement (I hope!!) to friends when they need it. Spark People has become habit and it's not one I am looking, wanting or ever needing to break. In the 3 years I have been on here, I've lost weight.. about 30 or so pounds, gained a few back here and there, but I have also gained friend and the knowledge that I can actually do this. I have gained strength to look people in the face and tell them "for MY health" when they ask me why I don't clean or pile the food on my plate, why I measure out my portions, and why I read the nutrition labels on the sides of foods. I have gained the strength to look the other way and bite my tongue when family and friends say I am too skinny (they were all used to me fat!) and say I need to eat more.. sorry not going to stuff my face and explode from my jeans just because you can't get used to me looking like I have a healthy BMI! Everyday I am thankful that I found SP and that it is just one click away to finding a better and healthier way to live and to make myself better inside. So here's to another 3 years and many more! Sure I still have a long way to go, but I think I've come pretty far as it is. Hopefully I can go even farther!