The pounds I carry around everyday have weighted on my self-image for the last fifteen years. I do not know what got into me, but since the beginning of Spring, I have been on a mission. With such unconditional support from my husband, and self determination, I have been exercising for at least five days a week since April 20th. Whether walking outside for three miles, on the treadmill in the basement for 2 miles or lifting 3 to 5 pound weights three days a week, I felt great. I then weighed myself last week and I had gained a whopping 6 pounds! I was sooooooo shocked because I eat pretty healthy.... So, hear I am. After talking with a co-worker, and her informing me of specific websites that assist in weight control, I closed my facebook account so that I would force myself to spend more time doing something that productively enriched my life's balance in regards to my health. After feeling my way around the SparkPeople website for the last couple of days, I think this is something that is gonna be a good thing. I am already amazed as to the definition of portion control... I obviously have been unrealistic! Well, thanks for taking time and reading these typed words and it would be great to make some connections!