Friday, June 07, 2013
I am pretty sure I am not the only one who has chosen this title. This is a reality for a whole lot of us. We try, we fail, we wait for a while and then we go at it again. This is my case. I've been a member of Sparkpeople in the past. I recently deleted my whole account (even my dear Sparkpoints that I had piled up since a couple of years). I couldn't connect to it without seeing it as a failure. I was too hard to see that I had been a member for so long and all my weight has done was fluctuate on the same 10 pounds range.
The problem got bigger recently. I met with my doc (a rheumatologist) and discovered that not only she confirmed that I was suffering from Psosriatic arthritis but I also had a slipped disc in my back that is literally a pain in the butt (no pun intended). She told me loud and clear that if I did not lose the weight I would no longer be able to walk 10 years down the road. I've been struggling with my health for the past few years. I've been dealing with this arthritis issue for almost 6 years and I've tried to change in the past. Believe me, I've tried. Most of the time, I lose the sense of commitment two or three weeks down the road. Even though I am a fairly active girl, I know that food will and has been the major issue.
This time I am committed. I want (and more importantly, I need) results. The best way I found to commit myself is opening a new account here on Sparkpeople. I sincerely hope to connect with other people struggling with the weight issue but willing to step up and do something about it. I vow on being more faithful to the site and to use all the wonderful tools it offers. I vow to take care of myself and stop waiting for somebody else to do it for me. I vow to do everything in my power to be in shape and healthy to have a long and wonderful life with my kids and hubby. I vow to be a better person and to stop seeing myself negatively.
So now, the big question, who's with me?