I found this place recently and decided to join a few days ago. Seems like a good place. It also seems like the support here is something people like us could use. Not that others don't support us but that there is no way to truly understand unless you've actually been "sad and disgusted with yourself". I probably wouldn't be weight loss buddy you need but I bet you'll find one soon. My humor is a little dark and twisted at times. Good luck to you!!!
Welcome to the team. Yours is not an uncommon story but you can get back on the path of a healthy lifestyle. It will take time and determination, but you have a 3.5 year old that is a great motivator. Today is a new day for you. Take it small step at a time. I am here to cheer you on.
It is easier to send encouragement and motivation to folks that have a Spark Page. Instructions, along with how to use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers, are located on the Tips thread. Let me know if you run into problems.
Hi folks! Today I hang my head, I am sad and disgusted with myself that I let myself get this overweight. I guess I hide it well? Or perhaps I can't see what I really look like. The highest weight I had been in my life was the day I gave birth to my daughter (180lbs) I am 5 ft tall, and I felt like a cow. After she was born, my life spiraled into insanity, discovering my husband (now ex) was cheating and using drugs. I never fully started a weight loss program if you will, as I figured that eating right would let the weight drop naturally. I went back to work (as a teacher) and I dropped about 20 lbs. However, I wanted to be back to my pre preg weight of 146 (or less) I started strictly restricting food and running and still nothign changed. I was put on celexa during the tumultuous time after I found out about my ex--I kept gaining and gaining no matter what, until I was back up to 180. I went off the celexa, a bout a month ago while I was off work on stress leave. I have tried to do something active each day, but often fail at that, aside from the usual work around the house, and small outings with my now 3.5 year old. Today, after putting on a pair of shorts and feeling that they were tight, I got on the scale. 202 lbs. I am in shock. Prior to pregnancy I was always 120-140lbs....I have a lot of weight to drop, and could definitely use a weight loss buddy.
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