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Facing the Truth

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On, Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 2:34PM…I faced the truth. I stood on the scale to find out the number that I’d been running from for a long time. The numbers that stared back at me were astronomical. I stood there taking it all in, looking at myself naked in the mirror in shock that I’d let it get this far. I stood there knowing in that very moment that I was the heaviest I had ever been in my whole life! All the late night snacks, cupcakes, pizza, nachos, and sugary drinks added up to the number revealed on the scale. By the time I stepped off the scale, I knew that I had to make immediate change to save my life. My body didn’t deserve this at the tender age of 28; I should be vibrant full of energy and life. Instead, I am lethargic, my joints ache, and I am winded during the shortest of distance. I blame no one but myself. I let the stressors of work, home, and relationships take over. I ate out of boredom, emotions, stress, and PAIN. But, that day, and very moment I immediately started to make small lifestyle changes:

-I stopped eating fast food.
-I stopped drinking sodas, juices, and alcohol.
-I stopped eating unhealthy snacks.
-I started making meals at home.
-I started drinking more water.
-I started snacking on healthier treats.

I have faith in myself that I can turn this around. It’s been years and years of damage and bad decisions. I vowed to myself to make healthy conscience decisions daily that can impact my life.

I know I can do it, and you can do it too Sparkers!!!

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    1847 days ago
    You're an inspiration already! emoticon
    1850 days ago
    Great attitude!
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    1851 days ago
    Keep going
    1852 days ago
    We have all had that moment of reckoning. I think that is why we are all here. Keep sparkin' and you can achieve anything!
    1852 days ago
    The longest journey starts with the first step... and you are on your way!
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    Glad to have you here!!
    1852 days ago
    We have faith in you too! You can do this and you have the strength to to it!

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    Everybody has that “scary” number on the scale and I remember the day I hit mine. It sounds like we have a lot in common. I’m in my late 20’s and was tired of being overweight. I wanted to feel sexy, confident, young and healthy! I made a commitment to myself that I wasn’t going to allow myself to continue living feeling like a much older and less vibrant person.

    Over the past year, I’ve kept that commitment. I am over 50lbs lighter and I’m starting to live the life I want… not because of the weight loss though to be honest. I found a new confidence in achieving non-scale goals. I started running (which I NEVER thought I’d do) and I’ve learned how to take better care of myself. The weight loss has really just become a bonus at this point. You can do this! It’s totally possible!

    I noticed that you have some pretty strict goals set for yourself. My hope for you is that you’ll be a little gentler on yourself. There is a place for snacks sometimes (yes, even the “bad” ones). You don’t have to “go cold turkey” on things if you like them. You just have to plan them into your life mindfully (check out the nutrition tracker if you haven't already). Another suggestion is that you include a physical activity goal. Maybe you want to run a 5K eventually or become awesome at zumba… whatever it is, let it be something you LOVE doing. Congrats on taking the first step forward! Enjoy the journey!
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    You've got this! One day at a time!! emoticon
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