why i joined spark people?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
i joined spark to to change my life. not just what i ate, not just loose weight, but i needed to life change. i know some people go through life changes and get rid of friends and certain family. but mine had to do with myself. i joined the army in 2006 and i was fit and healthy, in 2008 i had my son and i was depressed, for several different reasons, and to the army i had gotten fat, even though i had just had my son i was brutally poked fun at constantly because of my weight. the more my "battle buddies" made fun of me the more depressed i got and the more i ate. by the time i was getting out of the army in 2012 i had two more children and was almost 260 lbs. after i got out, my life didnt get much better. my husband and i got a divorce for various reasons that i dont want to talk about, but no my weight was not one of them. toward the end of december of 2013 i was 280 lbs and put into the hospital because i had chest pains and i had passed out. come to find out i had a t.i.a which is a small stroke. after i got out of the hospital i decided i needed a change. i finally took a long hard look at myself in the mirror and i didnt like what i saw. i didnt like that i never went outside to play with my kids, that i never did anything that wasnt absolutely necessary to get off the couch. now i have been exercising almost every day, and walking everyday, i am eating healthier and eating under 2000 grams of sodium a day. i am now below 260 and i am starting to feel great