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8 years right here

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I have been with Spark People for the past 8 years....

Has my life changed.....yes it has, not only have I lost over 200 pounds but I have kept it off....

I have meet so many wonderful and supportive people.....I never thought that would help , but it did...

Back in 2006 I retired from my very stress filled job.....I was just so tired of the red tape in the State system that I thought I would die if I did not retire.....( I was 52 years old)....but I later learned that it was not the job that was so stress filled...but my life....I was nearly 350 pounds, it was an effort to walk, to sit for very long and to have a normal life....I stress endlessly about my weight, I was so embarrassed so humiliated about being the fattest person at work.....I lived in fear that I would have a stroke or a heart attack...I worried that I might die at home and no one would find me for days...
I lived 1500 miles from family and I distanced my self from friends because I did not want to go out..
I always made up excuse for not going out...I just could not find the energy to move around all day...

So once I retired I watch a program about women Jackie, she weighed 650 pounds, that program hit me so hard, I cried and cried that if I did not do something I would become that 650 pound women too.

Well I found Spark People and well you know the rest of the story I am now Kitt the 145 pound women who can not only walk as much as I want I can run, I can dance but mostly I can be proud of who I am....today at 61 I am a size 10, not a model by any means but I look normal....really the new people I meet can't believe I could ever weight 350 pounds....

well shut my mouth already....

I want to say thank you GOD

THANK YOU SPARK PEOPLE AND THANK YOU FRIENDS..

I also have to say THANK YOU GARY...HE WAS AT MY SIDE THROUGH IT ALL AND HE IS HERE TODAY REMINDING ME THAT I DID THE HARD WORK ....I NEED TO HOLD MY HEAD UP HIGH...I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT FOR MOST THINK IS IMPOSSIBLE....BUT I AM LIVING PROVE IT CAN HAPPEN....JUST NEVER EVER GIVE UP..







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