Three Years with SparkPeople
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I've been trying to figure out what kind of prophetic thing I was going to write on the great day. Guess what I figured out that I'm not at all prophetic so I really can't write anything prophetic.
I just want to say that four or five years ago I wouldn't have believed that I could be in good health again. I was in so much pain physically and mentally that I didn't enjoy much about my life. I had a life changing experience in November of 2009 but it took over six months for me to really deal with it and decide that I really did want to live and have a good life.
I found SparkPeople and the rest is history. I have learned to not eat everything in site, but that I can have a bite of almost anything and it satisfies me. I have learned that I really enjoy walking and when I don't get to walk I get grumpy. I still don't love to exercise but I do it because I know it is good for me.
I let go of a lot of weight 65 pounds in the first year and a half. All of a sudden the weight loss stopped. The old me would have gotten discouraged and given up on being healthy. Thanks to SparkPeople I knew it wasn't the end of the world. I have gained back a little of the weight I lost but not near as much as in the past. I just decided this month that I was going to try eating a little less and see if the weight I have gained will come back off.
Due to my body composition I don't think I will never be in the normal category. I will be happy if I can get back down to overweight. I'm right on the edge but just can't quite get there. I was only in that BMI range for a couple of months but I would really like to get back there. If I can't I know I'm still better off that I was before.
I don't have to take blood pressure medication any more and my heart rate is that of an athlete not an out of shape old woman. I can wear clothes not purchased in the plus section of the store. I just feel better both physically and mentally.
I enjoy life again. I am looking forward to retirement in just under 3 years. I know now that I will be healthy enough to get there and have to stamina to really enjoy it.
Thanks SparkPeople and especially all of my Spark Friends.