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    AKIRKLAND80   1,946
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Day 1

Saturday, June 22, 2013

This is my first day back on this site... but not my first day on the journey!

I am on a journey of health and gaining my life back. I have never been skinny but I have been healthier! In my teens I was active in sports (softball and volleyball) even though I was a consistent size 18...

At my heaviest I was 344 this was about 6 years into my marriage and I was unhappy, unhealthy, an emotional eater and was seriously addicted to food! I had no control over eating. My relationship was negative and abusive with my then husband as well.
I lost down to about 320 over 2 years and have stayed within 10 pounds of that since.

I have been divorced now for a year and am in a happy, loving, supportive relationship! My boyfriend loves me the way I am but encourages me to be happy and healthy for myself. I want to be healthy for our future...

My reality checks have been coming pretty rapidly of late. First, health reports are showing what I have done to my body in the past and that I cannot continue in the same pattern. Secondly, I have always rode roller coasters at amusement parks growing up in Florida and even as an adult. But my most embarrassing reality check was getting on a ride after several years and not being able to buckle or close the harness!! I was not able to ride any of the roller coasters that day!
I could continue to list the reasons or negative impacts that my weight has had on me.. But we have all been there and I want to release this to move forward!

One of my accomplishments in the future will be to go back to the amusement park and ride every roller coaster multiple times like I did as a kid!!

This is my time, to be healthy and LIVE;)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JULISKA09 6/23/2013 9:59AM

    You can do it! Just don't be afraid to ask for help. Join some sparkteams and post on the message boards. Everyone is here to help you.

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IAMFAT4NOW 6/22/2013 11:58PM

    You can do it! Look at how far you've come emotionally and physically already. You have a new life ahead of you, congrats! You can and will do this!

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EMMACORY 6/22/2013 5:53PM

    emoticon Just make good choices each day and you will meet your goal. emoticon emoticon

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POSEY440 6/22/2013 5:08PM

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XCLOSED 6/22/2013 5:03PM

  emoticon yeah, riding roller coasters (again) is on my 2 do list! (& can't wait to feel better 2)

Let's not let anything stop the process this time, eh? emoticon

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