Thursday, June 21, 2012
I began the journey with Spark People in September of 2007. When I first joined, my goal was to lose weight. Body fat and feeling lethargic was why I joined. I needed to lose weight. I did not feel good about myself. After being thin most of my life, I had turned 50 and I was losing the battle with weight control.
Little did I know, that I not only joined a site with tip after tip of weight loss stories and exercise videos...I also found teams with people that had issues with which I could identify.
For the first few months, I was more of a lurker than a contributor to any of the teams I joined. I was not the type of person that felt comfortable speaking of my problems to others. As I started to add a comment or two I felt so FREE. I have felt myself open up and become a different individual. I realized that weight loss was not the only issue I needed help with...but it was also building more confidence.
I really like the new me.