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First Time for Everything!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


This is my first time posting a blog. What pushed me to do this was even though I've only just joined I've already got encouragement from the few blogs I've read, so I hope this can help and encourage people too.

I've been trying to lose weight since I was a preteen. When my body started changing was when I started gaining all the weight, and since I was maturing young for my age I was picked on a lot when it came to my looks and weight. That was when I found out I was an emotional eater. Every time someone made a bad comment about me or laughed behind my back I would look to food for comfort, just like my whole family did. I come from a long family line of obesity and was told when I was younger that this was what I would have when I was older, a heavy gut that stunk out so far that I wouldn't be able to tie my shoes and I would be wheezing after one flight of stairs. I remember my eyes widening to size of dinner plates and shaking my head ferociously at that fate. So, that was what drove me to start exercising, no matter how little.

Now that I'm older, and hopefully, a little wiser I realized that you can't just have fear as a motivator. Yes, healthy fear equaled good, but obsessive fear equaled bad. Now, I'm doing this purely for me, not for something my uncle told me ten years ago, and since I'm doing it for me, this time I know I will succeed. I hope you can follow this journey with me!

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    Good for you!
    It takes "coming out of denial" and "facing our fears" for us to move on...

    I'm a 12 Steps Celebrate Recovery Graduate and Leader here in Huntsville.
    Many of the people in CR have similar "struggles" - we try to use food, or another "substance" to fill that void in our lives, or to mask the pain...

    I'm so GLAD you joined the Huntsville Spark Team!
    I look forward to getting to know you, and walking this journey together.

    You are so right, there is a first time for everything!


    1886 days ago
  • POSEY440
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    1887 days ago
    Thanks guys, you're all so amazing!! emoticon
    1888 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    emoticon on your first blog! emoticon
    A lovely part of SP is that it addresses more than exercise - nutrition, self esteem, habits for success, and more! emoticon
    Go after your dreams and best wishes. emoticon
    1888 days ago
    Welcome!!! I have found this site very helpful and the people here are so supportive.

    1888 days ago
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