Saturday, May 21, 2011
Ok I'm not a natural blogger so lets just see how this goes...
I guess the main reason I'm here is because I sick of feeling like the 'fat friend'. Also growing up with an unbelievably and naturally skinny sister hasn't helped, especially since her favourite (and trust me, well meaning) refrain for years was :' Well, your never going to be slim so just stop worrying about it!'.For too long now I have ignored my weight and total lack of exercise and just worn horrible support panelled undergarments to suck in my waistline when I go out and meet friends...that is until I felt so under confident that I started feeling like I had to wear them everyday.
I struggle with feeling unattractive, I'm also generally the 'single friend' mostly I like to think that this is because I genuinely feel like I don't have enough time at the moment to deal with dating someone because I'm trying to focus on my PhD but I think it has a lot to do with lack of confidence too.
Anyhow! I'm here now and this first almost two weeks has been great! I really love the atmosphere of spark people the great support both of spark friends, the nutritional advice and of course the fitness tracking. I really feel like I'm taking big steps in the right direction now
The only slight bummer is that I'm so into sparkpeople right now that the science has taken a bit of a hammering
for example I'm in on a Saturday and instead of working at the microscope I'm writing this... But no worries! I reckon i'll sort out a balance soon enough. At the moment I just need to work out how I'm going to get through a BBQ tonight without stuffing my face or having too much wine...
Thanks to anyone who read this! Loads of Love to all Sparkers xxx