Saturday, February 12, 2011
It would take quite a while for me to respond to each of you who have forwarded your support individually, so let me start by doing so here. Thank you ALL for taking the time to read my story, and forwarding your support, sentiments and encouragement my way. This was not a brief nor easy journey. There were definitely times when I tripped up, made pit stops and searched for the quick and easy fix along the way. Nonetheless, I strive to always remind myself how important my goal is and the impact it will have on everything around me - including my health, career and most of all, my son! Furthermore, I have to remember that this is a LIFESTYLE change and look beyond reaching a magic number on the scale. This is my life and no longer simply about weight loss. I'm thankful for my family, friends and having a forum such as Sparkpeople to remind me of that. My journey continues but I am so much happier and now motivated to knock down other barriers in my life that formerly seemed insurmountable. Thanks to Chris, Bruce, Stepfanie and the entire Sparkpeople family for taking interest in my story, career and journey, then deciding to come along for the ride! It shows how genuine you really are! I'm confident that there are GREAT things ahead!!