CRYSTALDANCER's SparkPeople Blog CRYSTALDANCER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO ME! A year ago today I started my journey to a healthier me. On November 6th, 2011 I went to Taco Bell for lunch. I ordered way too many items, ate them all, and when I got home I felt sick, tired, and guilty. I got on the scale to weigh myself and it said 223 pounds. I started crying, told myself enough was enough, that I was going to start taking care of myself, and closed the unhealthy chapter of my life. <BR> <BR> At first I felt completely hopeless, like any changes I was going to make woul... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:30:04 EST 20 Reasons WHY I Am Happy I Am Losing Weight! Sometimes I look at my progress and I smile at the pictures, but there are a lot of other reasons that are not so noticeable that are perks as well. Nuances that are important to log, and not forget, so I won't QUIT!!! Here are a few: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. It doesn't hurt to bend over and tie my shoes anymore. <BR> 2. It doesn't hurt to bend over and paint my toenails anymore. <BR> 3. My thighs don't rub together as much! <BR> 4. I have lost 4 pant sizes to date! <BR> 5. I like the way t... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:14:19 EST The Ironic "Peace" Sign Shirt Several months ago I pulled my back out. I found out that I have one, maybe more, herniated discs in my lower back. Upon investigating the issue I found out that weight loss could help alleviate the pain. I was excited that there was a solution, but I still didn't do anything about it. <BR> <BR> For a long time I have known that my issues with my weight and food, come from self hatred. I was molested when I was a child, and instead of telling anybody I allowed myself to feel guilty for what... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:15:48 EST