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Confessions of a former sparker

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hi all,

I'm Chrissie.

Once upon a time, I was a sparker. A real sparker. I was on here all.the.time. I tracked. I blogged. I commented on everyone elses blogs and I was really a part of this awesome community. I lost 30+ lbs and was feeling great. But I was in the mid-140's, and I got "comfortable" there. I'd been there most of my life and was, what I like to call, comforatably uncomfortable. I knew my way around the 140's, and let myself ease off of tracking. Then of blogging, and commenting, and of being a part of this community. Soon, I just wasn't on here anymore.

Then I got back up to 155. I saw a nutritionist and she put me on an HCG diet. I lost 20 lbs. I kept it off for a few months, but then I picked up more hours at work, and went from working 45hrs a week to 70. I didn't have time to plan meals or to workout or to even think. So I ate out. All the time. It was easier, or at least more convenient.

But then I got back up to 156. Above my safety net. Not comfortable at all.

So I went back to the nutritionist and she suggested HCG again. So I got ready, even started, but one week in I stopped. I realized I was going about this the wrong way. So I bailed on the program that had worked so well for me the first time. And I decided to come back here, to where I once had such wonderful success while not feeling deprived, while being surrounded by friends, and where I knew I could really create lasting changes to my lifestyle.

Here I am again. At last.

I'm here to say I'm not perfect, and I'm not even prepared, but I am ready to start again. I'm ready to try. I'm ready to work my way back to a truly healthy lifestyle, and I hope that along the way I can help others reach their goals, as well.
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