Welcome! I too started from rock bottom six months ago and now feel as if I've been lit on fire! Awesome! I love being in control of my eating and feeling so light and energetic. Life is good! Have fun on Sparkpeople - there are so many great resources. Just take your time and don't get overwhelmed.
~ Mary (Saskatchewan)
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle
current weight: 125.0
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Welcome Merry BH. Who shot YOU out of a cannon? lol What an inspiration, and what a radical turnaround. I'm so proud of you. I'm sure your son is, too. Join in on some of the other threads this team offers. See you around here.
With grace and self esteem, honor the Passionate Tiger in You. Refresh your personal high regard daily, to live happy, joyous and free!
I'm almost 64 and 6 weeks ago made a decision to start my own "Journey to Wellness". At that time I had been fighting depression, was tired and sluggish, felt bloated most of the time, and sometimes had a hard time getting out of bed. I weighed 155 pounds, looked 'older, and thought 'this is just the way it is'.' I spent a week-end with my youngest son (28 years old) and a 'light went on' as he and I talked about how he overcame is INS and depression. At that moment I decided to move toward changing my life. The journey has been (and is) incredible. I began by juicing (which has changed my life). Next .. 'No White' .. which means sugar and at white starch is gone from my life. I have journey a group here in my hometown run by a nutritionist/certified exercise instructor who every week gives me 'new knowledge' and personal coaching. I find that I an 'eating up' the empowerment from the science of health. And today I'm under 140 pounds, lost 2 inches in my waist, have more energy and am more positive. I've joined this group at my 'coaches' suggestion and am looking forward to interacting with all. Blessings!
“Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip," Jonathan would say, other times, "is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too.” ― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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