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True Motivation

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.
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  • v JUDITH316
    Thanks for sharing, congratulations on the 24 pound weight loss, emoticon that's great, you are amazing and such an inspiration in making such awesome progress since March, I stand with you cheering you on. I am so thrilled you are feeling better about yourself, you sure have been through a lot. You have my support and you can count on my prayers, I appreciate you and value your friendship. God's Blessings & Hug emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1097 days ago
  • v TATTER3
    Just found this and am so impressed!!! You are amazing! Hang in there and keep Sparkin'!!! We can do this!
    1117 days ago
  • v PATTIE441
    I am so very sorry all of that happened to you. (I was also in an accident. I was hit by a car in a crosswalk). You are in my thoughts and prayers my friend, and you are such an inspiration for losing 24 lbs. since March. Wow! You are awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am here for you anytime. Just call my name...and I'll be there! You are amazing!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1128 days ago
  • v LUANN7
    WOW! I AM SO GLAD YOU CAME BACK TO SPARKPEOPLE WHERE YOU CAN GET THE HELP FROM FRIENDS THAT YOU NEED. I AM SO SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU BUT GOD HAS BROUGHT YOU BACK FROM YOUR DEPRESSION AND YOUR ON THE MEND.PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SPARKMAIL ME ANYTIME YOU FEEL THE NEED TO TALK. i AM A GOOD LISTENER.I HAVE ONLY LOST 12 POUNDS SINCE MARCH WHEN I STARTED SO YOU ARE DOING WONDERFUL. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
    YOUR SPARKFRIEND,
    LUANN emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1136 days ago
  • v CIROHIO
    emoticon Good for you for moving forward. Always look forward and upward! emoticon on your weight lose that is amazing! emoticon
    1143 days ago
  • v JOHGLO2011
    You have been through a lot, but I am so glad you are feeling better about yourself! You deserve it! Congratulations on the 24 lb. loss - that's wonderful! Keep up the good work! Best wishes to you!
    1143 days ago
  • v BIXASTARR
    You have amazing strength! And you've lost 24 lbs since March! That's incredible! Congratulations!

    I'm glad you're taking care of you and feeling good about yourself! Keep up the work, you're already making huge progress! You go! emoticon
    1143 days ago
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