Friday, December 07, 2007
It has been about a year since I decided to make a serious commitment to a healthier lifestyle and begin to give up all these pounds once and for all.
Last December 2006 I had become deathly ill with some gastrointestinal bug...no matter what I ate or drank it ran right through me.
I decided my body was trying to tell me: "ENOUGH!" And for once I listened.
To recover from the bug, without yet knowing the miraculous qualities of water, I decided that I would flush it out with nothing but water for several days.
When I decided my body would tolerate it, I carefully tried some food. I knew from past experience that my body reacted best to a lower carb approach in which I cut out all the sugary, baked things and ate mostly meat, cheese, cottage cheese, veggies and eggs.
The other thing I began to make a commitment toward was to increase my activity level and began walking and finally dusted off ye olde treadmill which had been gathering dust as a giant clothes hanger...lol.
Later in the spring I discovered SparkPeople and have found all the facets of this site to be the perfect elixir to enhance and amplify all of my health and wellness efforts.
The rest is history...you can see my blogs and trackers and see my progress and thoughts along the way.
I have re-discovered my body. I found out that I really DO have bones! I have reveled in the joy and power I could experience moving my body on the treadmill or sweating it out with my dumb bells, resistance bands and swiss ball. These are things I never dreamed I would see for myself in the past and it truly feels like a miracle.
I'm beginning to conceive of new endeavors which would NEVER have entered my mind in the past. Like maybe even being willing to learn how to dance! I'm finding out that I can truly enjoy not just walking but JOGGING...another miracle! :-)
I am so grateful to SparkPeople and all of the wonderful members who have given such support along the way!
I have tried to "pay it forward" and be there for others here at SparkPeople, offering support and information as much as possible.
We all have such power, when we choose to seize it, to take control of our lives, our bodies, our hearts. This is the most important philosophy I hope all who come to SparkPeople can take with them.
Keep at it folks and those miracles will keep rolling in and bring such joy to you and your loved ones.
I hope all of us will have a healthy, warm and heartfelt holiday season!