Saturday, August 28, 2010
This is my first blog...and I have been a member of Spark for a long time...March 2006 to be exact. I love this website and all of the motivation, support and encouragement. I have always stayed close by.
Something clicked for me in April 2010 and I made a decision to make a new start. I went to my MD and learned that I had issues with cholesterol, thyroid, etc. that needed to be addressed. I found a great nutritionist who believes in clean eating, whole foods - nothing but the best and I decided to give it a try.
Over the course of these months, with the help of the MD, the nutritionist, all of my SPARK friends and my family, I can finally say that I am making progress in the right direction.
My cholesterol has dropped from 265 to 201. My weight this morning hit 197 - I have not seen numbers in the 100s since possibly high school!
One day at a time, I know I cannot take a second for granted.
I went on vacation last week with family and gained 4 pounds. In the past, that would have taken me down the slippery slope. But when I got home, after one day, I started back in and those few pounds came off very quickly.
I wanted to post this blog to let you know (if you are discouraged) that it really can happen. I wish I could say what made it click for me in April - I think it was the conversation with my MD in part.
I am convinced too, that the clean eating is critical for me. I have learned so much!
I hope to post a few pictures soon to my SPARK page...something I have not done in the past.
Thank you to all my SPARK friends and to my family for all of the support and encouragement. I need it now more than ever. I will need to keep focused and taking the right steps to keep on this journey. I still have a long way to go...progress and not perfection!
DON'T GIVE UP!!