My bio is way too large to put on here...however, if you would like to read the whole story, it is on my page in my bio section :) My weight issues started as a child and has not stopped.
I started this "diet" on 4/28/11...And on 5/12/11 an acquaintance at the gym, showed me this Spark site for logging my caloric intake...and I can honestly say...my whole outlook on that part of my life has changed since then. I now realize its no longer a diet but lifestyle changes. I started off at 159 pounds and BF of 29.6%..not really wanting to be big on the weight number part.. but wanted to be in a healthy BF range. It was about getting healthy due to the fact that I'm no spring chicken anymore...so at the age of 46 on 10/3/11..I had reached that BF "goal" ...I think my final BF was in the 17% and I had lost a little over 25 lbs...with my lowest weight being 132...and quite honestly...I focused way too much on the scale.
AND THEN CAME THE HOLIDAYS.....AND DOWN THE ROAD I WENT!!! I was doing well in maintenance for about 2 weeks..and the stress of the season just completely blew me away. I have since gained about 10 pounds back. I felt like a complete failure...I felt like a failure to my Spark Friends...still kind of do..it even forced me to fall back from the site a little (just not from QOTD..cuz you guys are like family :).
On New Years Eve...I scraped myself up and returned to the gym and I am finally feeling a bit better. I'm still struggling with the weight..but quite honestly...I REALLY LIKE having a little more MEAT on me... I like having ...close your ears....boobies again :). I decided this time that I REALLY don't want to focus too much on the number ...I am really trying to find an even balance, find peace, find happiness...I have to practice what I preach...and that is "do this for you..because you are worth it"
Be proud of your accomplishments, no matter how big or small. Try not to compare yourself to others...this is about YOU...and YOU are worth it!! :))
| current weight: 147.0