I can really relate to your story, Leanna. I lost my Dad on Feb. 17 of 2007, and it was as if my world had come to an end. Thankfully my faith, along with the comfort and support of some very dear friends got me through that sad and terrible time. But it was the most devastating thing that I have ever had to deal with. I struggled with low self-esteem for a long time. I had been raped at the age of 17 and it took years to get over it. During this time, my weight, which had always been a little bit of a problem, seemed to explode. I never even told anyone about the incident until 3 years after it had happened. Today, at the age of almost 43, I can honestly say that I am a completely different person. There have been many transformations in my life and today I am a happy and very positive person who has value. Truth is, I always did, but I just couldn't see it.
And yes, things do happen for a reason, and I am thankful for everything that has happened in my life, even the bad things, because everything that I have passed through has made me the person that I am today!
current weight: 139.0
Fitness Minutes: (61,026) Posts: 4,259 1/7/09 1:34 A
I for one have been looking for a long time on how to find a support group to help with any idea on how to loose weight. one of my girlfriends on my email list mentioned Sparks people. So I looked into it and joined up. Now I am your team leader and loving everyday more and more. I am able to help others with my knowledge and my poems,recipes and it is making my inner self heal I use to not want to be here at all on this earth and thanks to sparks people I have faith in myself again. I now have a reason to live as my boyfriend says. I have always loved to help others but when I got lost was when my dad died . now I blog every day and I have many spark teams and a lot more friends. I have been able to keep on my diet and exercise. Mostly being able to touch the hearts of others .This fills my inner soul with so much joy.My cup is overflowing With joy and love. I believe things happen for a reason and I have found my reason. Leanna team leader of Metamorphosis
May a spark of light shine on you each and everyday and guide you in the right direction... .May all your dreams and wishes come true...Hugs & Love to all...your friend for life...Leanna
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.