Hello, Well I joined here at Spark People to add to my support in my quest to lose weight and to gain fitness. I have lost 15 lbs. so far and doing it alone is difficult. I hit 305 pounds and just had enough. I am 290 now and I need to get down to 220 or less. A friend told me about this site and I thought, "what the heck." I have been sober for seven and a half years and have gained 90 pounds during the same time period. Now it is time to drop the "recovery pounds". Many people who quit using and drinking gain weight. We say, "It is better to put on a few pounds than to keep a lifestyle of drinking and using drugs." True. While working extremely hard to gain one accomplishment. I have added a different and equally difficult problem to overcome. Where with drinking alcohol and using drug are concerned I can practice 100% abstinence. With food it is different. Everyone has to eat. I am in a group to stay sober so it makes sense that I would join one to lose weight as well. It is my hope to gain support in my effort and it would be a added privilege to be able to help someone else achieve their goals. My experiences have shown me that groups work. I believe groups work because as one will share a story and others identify, the feeling of being alone goes away. After all we have a common purpose here.
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