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The first thing to go is . . .

Thursday, January 03, 2013

To start off, my name's not Riisitina. But, since I'm too camera shy and find it difficult to talk about my "failure" of gaining weight, I thought I'd start out incognito. In Spanish, the word "risa" means "laugh". I've finally come to the place where my physical self is so different from what I used to be, I just have to laugh.

I mentioned that I have an eating disorder, but it's really an obsession with exercise. I love it. Exercise makes me feel strong and capable. I get addicted to it. I ruined my knees on it and at age 51 (I'm not 39 years old either -- but I'll explain that later), I had my knees replaced. My disordered eating came when I realized that I could eat as much as I wanted as long as I was exercising as much as possible. In college, at one point, I exercised about 20 hours a week. So, my knees were the first thing to go.

I've been inspired in the last couple of days. I've had time off from school and everyone in my family (except me, funnily)has been sick, so I've had some computer time. A few days ago, I restumbled onto Spark and took it seriously this time. I signed up for it and got into it. I know that once school starts again, I'll be lost in the race of trying to stay caught up with school children and I may have to "hit and miss" on this wonderful site.

I think it's awesome. It's free. It's got free nutritional information. It's got free workouts. It's got wonderful colors. In short, I love it.

So I hope this whole "first blog" made sense and y'all like it. I live in Indiana now, but I'm from Texas. Oh and that Belgium thing, well, see the FIRST thing to go (when you teach middle school), is your mind . . . LOL emoticon
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A big welcome from the SP Class of “December 30 – January 5, 2013”. I wish you success in your journey to a healthy lifestyle. This website has it all: the tools, the resources, the teams and their challenges, and the amazing support!

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FAVALL 1/3/2013 11:31PM

    Go for your goals!

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SPAQUEEN2012 1/3/2013 10:23PM

    Your blog made totally sense -- only a middle school teacher can say that to another middle school teacher and not be embarrassed! LOL
I love Spark People for the nutrition and fitness logs - - much better and much cheaper than everyone else's programs.

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