Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I am approaching my four year sparkaversary. Four years ago I weighed 340 pounds... today, I am in the 160's. Four years ago, I would get winded going around the street, and now I can run 3 miles pretty much without stopping... I did a marathon in run/walk intervals last year. Four years ago, I was wearing a size 28 or 30 and was limited to what I could buy. Today, I can buy clothes just about anywhere and recently got into a few 6's.... and I love it! Four years ago, I worked part time and was tired all the time, today I work a full forty hour job and still have energy to play with my kids at the end of the day. Four years ago, I didn't always fit in the world.. Seat belts didn't always fit, movie theater seats were tight, the table in a both would touch my tummy, I squeezed in turnstiles..... today I fit just fine... and in most chairs my purse can sit in chair next to me. Four years ago, no one looked unless it was to gawk at the obese woman, today I get those nice looks... I get flirted with. Four years ago, my knees hurt, my back hurt, and I was achy from carrying an extra person on my back... today I feel good. Four years ago, I got sick all the time, and now not that often. Four years ago my cholesterol was borderline in all areas, today it's optimal! Four years ago I was at higher statical rate for all cancers, today it's much lower. Four years ago, I didn't like to go out, today I am very social and like to try new things. Four years ago, my life was VERY different from it is today, and I am so thankful for that. Thank you Spark People.... signing up was one of the best things I've ever done for myself.