MISTRESSOFPROSE

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A few years ago, I came back on Spark People for what I thought was the last time, determined to stick with it. I was doing really well, but then I got in my own way again. It was very disheartening for me, and I became very depressed.

I realized for the first time, that I was the problem. I let my desire for junk food and my discomfort with change take over. I allowed myself to accept being fat. It was horrible. I was at a real low point in my life.

My best friend had had Gastric Bypass surgery the year before, and she had lost a ton of weight. I was happy for her and jealous all in the same blow. I had a really negative view of weight loss surgery for a long time because I felt like it was cheating. I know a lot of people feel this way as well. After a life time of struggling with my weight and failure, I had to ask myself some very hard questions.

Through much introspection and soul searching, along with a massive amount of research and therapy sessions, I decided to explore weight loss surgery.

It was not an easy decision for me. I still felt like I was cheating. When push came to shove however, I had to admit that what I really wanted was to be healthy, and I needed help to accomplish that. Weight loss surgery is not for everyone. It's a personal choice, and it is by no means an easy road. I understand now that you still must eat right and exercise to lose weight. The surgery is simply a tool to help you.

I understand that some people will not believe this and still think it's cheating, and that's okay. I don't blame them for thinking that. I did at one time too. For me, weight loss surgery was the right choice. For you, it may be something else.

It's been 4 years since my surgery. I lost 160 lbs. total, then put back on about 20. I am looking to lose that 20 pounds again and gain muscle. My goal is more to tone more than anything else.


Member Since: 6/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,880

My Goals:
Stick with a regular exercise routine for at least 90 days.


My Program:
Yoga, dance, hiking, and strengthening challenges.



Personal Information:
I'm 36 and separated from my husband of 14 years. I have a 15-year-old son with my ex, who is the best part of my world. I work a lot at a job I love, and don't get out much unfortunately.


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  • v ABEAUTIFULMESS1
    Your blog led me to your spark page and I just wanted to let you know that reading your introduction/about you section really touched my heart and encouraged me!
    3094 days ago
  • v QUEENMOXIE
    Thinking of you and hope that you are well. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3094 days ago
  • v KILLERANGEL47
    Thank you for the Valentine!! emoticon I hope you had a great Valentine's day, too! emoticon
    3100 days ago
  • v RACHEALTHACKER
    Im just checking in on you to see how your journey is going emoticon
    3105 days ago
  • v QUEENMOXIE
    The cats keep me busy....I clean the litter box 4 sometimes 5 times a day....could you tell me why Robert wakes me up a 2 a.m screaming like his a$$ is on fire...Savanna's don't meow...they scream bloody Hell...he gets up in my face and screams and does that thing they do with their paws...on my chin. I wake up and I check his litter box, I make sure the toilet lid is down, I make sure the water is running in the bath tub....he loves water, I check his food, I check on Baby...the other cat, check to make sure the house isn't on fire...nothing, nada....nope...could this be a game with him? I swear he sits there with this smirk on his face thinking...stupid human! Help... emoticon
    3110 days ago
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