OK you two. Your weight does not define you! You are beautiful, smart and sexy women. As you start losing weight please remember to put it all in perspective. For too many years I have wasted worrying about my ugly body instead of treating it as part of my healthy and happy self. I think my food addiction started with letting an unreal expectation of what pretty was, (movie stars are fake) and my inability to see myself as beautiful drive me to a what's the point I think I will console myself with food habit.
Kate and Sharai are both awesome woman. By the way Kate, you have the same smile as one of my dearest friends. Everytime I see your picture I smile!
Let's get healthy together! We are women and we rock!
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Hi Sharai and welcom to the team! You are so right, just wanting to be thin doesn't seem to be the proper motivation for me, either. But when I decided that I wanted to be healthy, wanted to be able to hike and camp and kayak without feeling like I would die, or being 30 minutes behind everyone else, that got me started. Now, it's knowing that I can become the total package that I want to be - I am strong and smart, so I can figure out how to eat properly, exercise sensibly, and live a great life! The process is slow - I want to be the ideal me now! - but I am making porgress.
And that is where SP and this awesome team comes in - the encouragement and support I get here is unbelievable! Folks are so wise and so kind, that whatever the difficulty, I get the boost I need to keep on going.
So make your plan, start living your new life now, and join in on all the fun and good work here at Spark Oregon. We're so glad to have you with us!
Hey folks! I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know a little about me :c). My name is Sharai, I am 5'2'', 225 lbs. When I was in high school I weighed 125 lbs but had terrible self esteem and thought that I was fat. Now, I actually am fat, but I feel great about myself, lol. I am hoping to lose the weight once and for all (I have been overweight for almost 6 years). When I was younger than 21, I always thought that I would be a super hot hottie by my 21st birthday (magically or something, because I wasn't doing anything to lose weight)... well, I never was a super hot hottie at 21, and now I am looking down the business end of turning 24. Still fat. :c( Simply being fat and wanting to be thin again, for some reason, has never been enough motivation for me and I am hoping that with the support of my fellow Oregonians, I can finally make my dream a reality and bring looking good and feeling good about myself together. See you around! - Sharai
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