What brought me here... The computer, my fat, and a desire to "get real". I don't remember where I first heard about SparkPeople, but 2 1/2 years ago I joined Weight Management through our health insurance with the goal of weight loss surgery & they talked about this site. I re-joined and did really well. I've almost reached the second anniversary of my surgery. I've lost a total of 135 pounds, and would like to lose another 30 - 40 more. That being said, I am happy to say I'm MUCH closer to my goal than I was 3 years ago!
I Love summer because there's no school and I get to see more of my grandchildren, which means I get to see more of my children. I love Fall because the temperature is more comfortable and the colors are beautiful. I LOVE winter, I get to stay home when it snows, I can knit, sew, crochet, or whatever while I'm "shut in". Spring is only an OK season, I don't like the dirty look of melting snow, or the rain, but after that the re-birth of the outdoors is very nice.
Influenced me? Well, now there's a loaded question! My grandmother taught me patience and love of family, my Aunt Monica still teaches me to be content in all things, My mother taught me endurance, my children have influenced my unconditional love with no regrets, and my husband teaches me self control, of which I still have very little!
| Pounds lost: 115.0