Walking the Fat Line with Pictures!!!
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Please let me say first, I am sorry that I haven't been on spark in a very long time! I have missed each of you very much!
I went to the Spark Rally, hosted by Indygirl and it was wonderful to meet many new people. I know Indygirl has posted
a blog and if you haven't yet seen it, please drop by and check it out. I am going to post a few pictures here just in case
you haven't seen it.
I was a speaker, and true confessions had to come out. I had gained back weight and I didn't want to go in front of my
fellow Sparkers and admit defeat, but truth is, not one of us is perfect and I felt I had to be honest and say, yes, I have
lost a lot of weight, but in the long run, I gained back a lot too. Yes, I have still lost 200 pounds and I am proud of that,
however, I have gained back 35 ugly pounds that brought me to my knees and did this within six weeks. I can't tell you what
a huge difference this has made in my body! My back hurts again, I feel sluggish, worn to the bone and let us not talk
about the guilt and shame I allowed to swallow me! I know what my body needs and it isn't these unwanted blubber parts!
How did I manage that after maintaining after months of weight loss? It was easy, I gave way to my old eating habits and I stopped
exercising. Foolish girl I was! The only people that were happy were Dairy Queen and McDonalds to see their old fat girl back!
However, I am not here to beat myself up, nor am I here to make excuses! I am back and ready to start
again with the baby steps I have preached over and over about. Somehow, I thought I could go along and not
do the things I knew were best for me!!! I don't know how or why that happened, but I am taking control back
over my life. Actually, sitting here, I can tell you why it happened, but like I said, no excuses allowed!
I have ate clean for the past two days now and I am happy about that. I am planning clean days and of course
I am planning to eat things that I want too. I have to remember, moderation, moderation, moderation!
This has been one heck of a year and I promise myself and you, I am going to end it on a good note!
GREAT NEWS!!! Website and Support Groups coming soon!!!
Myself and a fellow Sparker are joining forces and we are going to start weekly support groups in our
area. We feel we need the added support of friends that are close and it will help us reach our goals
in helping with others. I am also starting a website that I have had in the works for over a year, called,
Losing4me.com . This is in NO WAY to compete with SparkPeople.com in fact, this will be only a
local meeting place for locals or anyone who wishes to read our blogs, or updates. I am doing this more
for myself then anyone, as I feel it is a great tool to help me continue on the road to successful weight loss!
I hope you enjoy the pictures...and please, please, if I haven't spoken to you in awhile, please, know I still
am here and loving you very much! I wish you all the very best in life and I am back to help support you on
this lifestyle journey!
Step ONE, go back to Spark People and begin ...... Check@
My son Zac, has lost 50lbs this year and is running like mad daily..five miles..I am the proud mama!!!! Even if he is wearing his goofy hat and glasses!
Me at the rally!
My sista and I at the rally!
My best friend and I at rally!!
The four Spark Girlies together again!
Spark Picture of group from the Rally! A couple pics to share!
Love ya all,