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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
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    1453 days ago
    You have made a serious health situation so much better just by losing 20 pounds. Each pound off is a step closer to good health and long life with those beautiful children. I'm so happy you are here. Keep the good attitude and the desire strong. We are here for you!
    1456 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    Congrats on your loss! That's awesome ! Thanks for sharing your story!!
    1456 days ago
    I'm thrilled that you have found us! WooHoo!!
    1456 days ago
    'Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that matters!' emoticon
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    1457 days ago
    Congratulations on your hard work and success!!! Well done!!!
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    1457 days ago
    Set small achievable goals and you will be well on your way to success!! You can do it. Life is hard, but you can conquer anything with the right attitude and outlook. emoticon
    1457 days ago
    You have had major life changes ! Each one is a major cause of stress. Have you ever seen the chart how stress is measured like points given for , say, a divorce--or a marriage or having a child? even good changes cause stress. Please be patient with yourself!

    SP is definitely the place to be. You can get support 24/7 ! chris
    1457 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Baby steps are the way to go.. IF we get all gung ho and are not used to the new stuff, we give up or get hurt or exhausted!! Your new life starts now, and with it you also re-train your kids to lead health lives, make better food choices, and most of all. you have a new YOU! Drink lots of water and be very patient with yourself: remember, the weight did not jump on us overnight, so we must allow it time to be brave enough to jump off the streetcar, so to speak!! LOL!
    1457 days ago
  • 03191952
    to meet & help others & myself
    1457 days ago
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