Sunday, June 09, 2013
My name is MarySparks2013. I live in Clayton, DE, work in Dover, and do most of my living somewhere between Smyrna, Dover, but I end up in Milford every Friday night.
I joined SparkPeople about a month ago hoping that by logging my tracking my food and my statistics I would find the courage and motivation to lose 80 pounds.
I had gastric bypass surgery in 2008 and lost 163 pounds. Since then I've stalled and I've gained back 30. My health seems to be in a downward spiral so I could sure use some motivation to get me going in the right direction again.
We are on a tight budget so eating healthfully seems a daunting task and joining a gym right now is out of the question. I would love to find a walking buddy somewhere near home or near work.
The online tracking and articles are very informative but somewhat impersonal. Would love to have someone I could talk with about the pitfalls and progress of my latest venture. Someone who could help keep me accountable and on the right track.
I am trying to think of this as a way to change my life.... Not just a diet for a short time but a real, life changing, long term change that will result in a better brain, a better body, and a better me.
To that end I borrowed some books and CD's from the library and I've been reading and listening to The Amen Solution - by Dr. Daniel G. Amen - and trying to incorporate some of his teachings into my every day life.
Have a wonderful journey...