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Good for you! I joined in September and am still discovering new things about the site. It's been very good for me. I've only lost 6 pounds, but everyday I'm focusing more on my health and it shows. Welcome!
Italy (central european time zone)
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
George Bernard Shaw
I first joined Spark in March of last year. I had gone from 195 pounds to 150 pounds over a two year period of strict diet and not so strict excersise. When I joined I had put on about 10 pounds and wanted to break the cycle. My goal was to not only return to the 150 but exceed that and hit 145.
I went from a busy waitressing job and a regular running routine to a sit down office job with no excersise in August of 2011. My eating continued to get worse and worse. I went from a strict Glueten free diet to eating everything under the sun. It was like I started hoarding the food I had deprived myself from for the past two years.
As of today I have hit 180 pounds and have and have added 12.5 inches to my body. I went from a loose size 10 14 months ago to a tight 14. I have been laid off since September and feel depressed and miserable. I find myself blaming my appearance for not being able to find work and the rejections are taking it's toal on me. I hate what I see in the mirror.
I know it has to stop now. I see myself heading in a very bad direction if I don't take action now. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Since the age of 16 the least amount I have weighed was 140 (good for my 5'7" frame) and I have topped the scales at 220. and have been everywhere in between.
I have to get my self esteem back.
It starts today.