Why I am here

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My wonderful mother told me about this site awhile back. Today I decided I would check it out. It seems as though joining this site will do me some good. I recently had to do some shopping for an outfit for a funeral. I had the hardest time finding anything because I have really put on some weight. I wasn't depressed about it because I knew that I have. I just couldn't accept the way I look in clothes now and the fact that I have gone up so much in sizes. I had always been small growing up so I have never had to worry about it, but over the last couple of years I noticed it slowly coming on. Then it seemed like in a matter of 6 months I had put on an additional 35 lbs. I lost about 10 lbs without even trying so now I am wondering what would happen if I did try.

I am always exhausted for no reason at all. I do not develop an appetite until afternoon and then I get real hungry late into the evening. I know that is one of my biggest problems is eating late. I want to have a better eating habit for myself and my children. I expect them to eat healthy yet I don't. I want to be able to play with my children. I am just always too tired to do anything. I can not stand being this way. I have to wear a hoodie so my daughter isn't embarrassed when my shirt crawls up. She tells me all the time how fat I am. I know she doesn't try to be mean it is just the brutal honesty of a child. I want to feel better about myself, look better for myself, children, and husband.

I never really dieted before, but I do not feel that I am going to diet. I am going to just make changes to my lifestyle is all. I would be happy at about 130-135 lbs as long as I was tone with it. This is going to be tough in the beginning, but I am sure I will succeed.
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    I was never thin... but now I am. SparkPeople really does work.

    We won't tell you what to do, or even how to do it, but all the tools you need to succeed are here and are totally free!

    What made the biggest difference for me is the Nutrition Tracker!

    Welcome aboard, we really are all in the same boat!

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    4427 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople!! We are so happy to have you! I too was thin before having my children, then ballooned out to a 14, then lost the weight. Unfortunately it was short lived, I had a hysterectomy in 2002 and slowly ballooned back up to a 14. I have found this site is really helping me. I know its been a couple days but the encouragement of others and keeping my diet and exercise stats right at my finger tips helps so much! Good luck on your goals! You have made the first step, we are all here for you!!!
    4427 days ago
    Well you've made the first step. I too was very thin my whole life. After the birth of my second son the weight didn't fall off the way it did with the first. I found that making small changes and sticking to them really has the weight coming off though! :)
    4427 days ago
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