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Blog #1: Introductions

Friday, December 07, 2012

Hi there. So I guess it's only appropriate I introduce myself to you and tell you how I got this moment making this blog right now.

I've been overweight since 2nd grade. As a young child I had very poor health so I couldn't play outside and run around like most kids without having asthma attacks that ended up in the emergency room. Few people know that about me. In 2nd grade I was 100 lbs. I remember my class learning about weight and so my teacher thought it would be a great idea to post all the children's weight on a chart in the classroom. Needless to say that was when I became "the fat girl," I've been her ever since. The teasing was so bad I had to switch to a different classroom. From there the weight piled on. By 6th grade I was 250 pounds. I stayed there until I was 19 when I added an extra 65 pounds after returning home from college afterwards some poor events. I stayed there until I was 22.

Like most overweight individuals I had my occasional attempts at the gym, eating better, and trying to lose weight. Needless to say few of these were successful. However before my 22nd birthday I met the man of my dreams that loved me endless because of my spirit, not because of how I looked. He never judged me or made comments about my weight. He gave me the push I needed to love myself enough to finally do something about it. I'd also had the worst year yet in my health, I'd visited the doctor an average of twice a month for a year from various illnesses and body pains. It was finally time to do something about it.

That Christmas I got myself a Bodybugg and started my journey. My real journey! By July I'd lost 60 lbs! By September I'd lost 65lbs! It was incredible. I went to my gym 5-6 times a week, for an hour to two hours at a time. I weight trained and did my cardio too. This is when I fell in love with Zumba! In September I transferred to a 4-year college from my community college and my weight loss was halted. I still went to the gym at least 3 times a week at first and stayed on my diet but the pounds stopped coming off so I stopped trying.

Here we are a little over a year later, still 250 lbs. I'm ready to start my journey again and aim for farther shores. This weight has been around for 14 years. It's time I lost it.

I recently married the man I mentioned earlier and he is my biggest supporter. I'm still in college full-time worked towards my Bachelors & I also work part-time with autistic children. I'm also part of community service based sorority. I have a lot on my plate right now, but it's time to make time for myself again. I want to know what it's like to weigh 240 lbs, 230lbs, 220lbs, 210lbs, 200 lbs..... 150lbs.

I'm ready to be a healthier me, I'm ready to have no limitations, I'm ready to be free. I'm ready for the change. Here we go!
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    Welcome! I agree, this is an awesome blog! You CAN do it! And now you will have many spark friends to help encourage you along the way!
    1930 days ago
    Awesome intro!

    and CONGRATS on the weight loss so far- that is not an easy feat! emoticon

    I've had great success with SP in the past and agree with previous comments that you are definitely in the right place.

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    1931 days ago
  • STODD251
    You're in the right place! Take full advantage of all sparkpeople has to offer and I'm sure you will succeed!
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    1931 days ago
    Love LOVE LOVE this blog! Great introduction!! You seem to have a great starting mind set and I hope you find the resources and friends here to help you stay on track!!! Checkout my page and my blogs, I also have some great friends you should add they are the reason I have kept going! emoticon emoticon
    1931 days ago
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