Grrrr -- Beginner's Luck Friday, September 24, 2010
I spent the entire summer trying to lose ten pounds, but it was very hard for me because I had no real supporters. I lost six pounds, and ended up gaining it all back rather quickly. Even though I thought I was watching what I ate and exercising, I have been plagued by unexplainable weight loss and weight gain, as much as a four pounds difference suddenly. I gave up hope of things making sense. Fortunately, I found this website and think things are going to get back on track now. I can surround myself with like-minded people here who care about their health. I was going to wait a while to post any blogs, but it was suggested on my start page that I do this. I know I am not really the voice of reason right now, since I am just starting. I am glad that you have taken the time to read this, and please feel free to friend me. Thank you!
Notes: I had chosen the polar bear as my mascot for my weight loss journey, and my screen name at the time was Grrrr, because I was playing at being a bear who was reluctantly losing weight. I moved away from using the polar bear as my mascot, because it made me sad that they are not doing well. Their homeland up North is being devastated by melting ice. So I just couldn't use that image after a while. Maybe I will sometimes, but not all the time, because it does make me a little depressed to think about their plight. I really love them!
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." _Marianne Williamson
"When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer, 'Just Breathe.' " _Yoko Ono
My name is Auna, and I am forty-four years young. I have a tuxedo cat named Milton. We live in Portland, Oregon, the 'City of Roses'. I am single, and have never been married. I live with my mom and brother.
Member Since: 9/23/2010
My Goals: My overall vision is to lose weight, improve my cardiovascular health, and build muscle.
Those are some things from the 'Info' area of my SparkPage. Normally, my page is set to only be viewable to friends. But I've been thinking about also having a Community Journal to share things with a wider audience. You never know what someone might learn from, so that's the hope with this. I have had some battles with severe anemia, for instance, that can help other women. I wouldn't really want to be known as the 'anemia girl', though. That's just been one part of my life. And in the grand scheme of things, that will only be a very small percentage of my life. And I have only been overweight for about three years now. I intend to be a normal weight as soon as possible. But I will always have empathy for people who are overweight, since I know how it feels now.
With this community journal, I'm just going to be sharing some of my blogs. I thought I'd start at the beginning, and go through all of them. I'll share as much of them as I can, but may edit content or not use some blogs at all here. I have been a vegetarian the entire time I've been on SparkPeople, but recently became allergic to all dairy products and eggs, so I've had to essentially become a vegan, although I do still use honey sometimes.
I won't really be paying attention to the comments very much. It won't affect what I post, because I am just going through all of my blogs and sharing those. However, if you would really like to be friends, please tell me in the comments. I'll seriously think about friending you. I'll look over your page, and let you know. I do not accept SparkMail. I really hate using SparkMail, sorry. So, shall we begin?