I don;t even know where to start. Whew, since I have joined Spark not only am I living a healthier lifestyle & losing weight, it has changed my whole attitude towards life. This year I have suffered some major losses & gone through some major traumas & found I was getting very depressed. Regardless of what I tried whether it was using positive affirmations, or other techniques, nothing was sticking. I was unable to sleep at night & too tired during the day to do anything & felt pretty useless. I actually considered my life as a waste. I no longer cared how I felt or how I looked & gained weight & felt useless to do anything about it. I am pretty much housebound as I can no longer work due to illness & all my friends fell off the earth. Also we are down to 1 car now, so I don't go anywhere. Whenever my husband asked me if I wanted to do something, my reply was "No". I hated how I felt, I was disgusted with how I looked & didn't even want to go out in public anymore.
I had joined Spark quite a while ago but never really became active until last month. In this short time, my life has totally turned around. I have lost some of my weight, even meeting my goal early as I am now exercising everyday. Since I feel better I am now sleeping. I wake up at 7 & I am on the treadmill by 8 for 60 min. This is not an option for me. I don't allow myself any excuses. This is something that is just as important as air. I am now drinking plenty of water where before I actually hated it. I am eating smaller, healthier meals & not being tempted by garbage food. I now feel so much better, not just physically but emotionally as well. I have made friends & have gotten involved in the Spark Community. I just recently took over Team Lead for the Tennessee Team. I now feel as if I have a reason & a purpose for getting up in the morning. I no longer feel like just a waste. I encourage people, I support them & I get that back as well. I know I cannot be a good leader if I do not follow my own principles. I cannot express enough my gratitude for this site. It has literally saved my life. Thank you Spark People!
Team Leader of the Tennessee Team
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not a an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
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Patti - EST
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