Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I put this on my front page, but I feel like I want to post here too. Sorry if you are reading it twice.
It is time to stop hiding behind profile pictures of coffee mugs and tickers that show my graduation date.
This is my 3rd name on SparkPeople and this will be the last because I am not 'trying' anymore - I am doing. I didn't even really try the first time (01/01/2009). I lurked around and soon stopped coming. I started at 433 lbs the second time (05/29/2009) and lost more than 150 pounds, only to gain most of it back when I suffered a severe blow to my self-esteem as I knew it and just stopped caring. I have learned some things every time though. I know now that I am not just a parent or just a wife or just my job title. Just because I suffer a failure in one area of my life that doesn't make me a failure.
I have been too embarrassed about how I "failed" to post my picture or weight but no more. I am putting it all out there for all the Spark world to see. I truly believe that with your help I can get to a healthy weight and live my life rather than just being a spectator.