Sunday, May 12, 2013
My true motivation for losing weight, is to feel better about myself. Let me explain.
In March of 2010 I had lost 50 pounds through Spark People, and then two things happened that changed my life.
In early Mach of that year, I was in an accident, when my SUV hit black ice, and I spun out of control hitting another car that was in front of me. I was bruised up, and had a small crack in my ankle. I healed up, and thought my life was getting back on the right track. Later on that month I was sexually assaulted by one of my residents where I work. I went into a deep depression, and started eating.
I gained the 50 pounds back and some more. I got up to over 300 pounds. I wanted to stay in bed, I didn't want to face the world. Two weeks later I decided that I needed to get help, and I turned to Saving Grace, where I met a wonderful therapist named Amy she totally helped me out. She got me back on the right path, and let me know that I was beautiful both on the inside and out.
In March of this year I decided it was time to start changing my life for the better. I couldn't even walk up the stairs at work, without getting winded. When I got on the scale, and noticed that I weighed in at 313 pounds. I got on my computer, and re-joined Spark People on March 2.
To date I have lost 24 pounds, and I feel great about myself. I do have a small bout of PTSD, but I try and not let that get me down, and I am living each day for myself, and my family.