Timeline of my journey

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

This is my old introduction on my spark page. I thought I'd keep it but I don't want to use it to describe me anymore.

I started this journey on June 18, 2007. I made great strides for the rest of that year and ended it with a loss of 40 lbs. !! I was feeling really great and jumped into 2008 ready to take the rest of the weight off. By May I had lost 12 more lbs.! But it was then that I realized that I wasn't going to be able to lose all of my weight by my 50th Birthday, which was my original goal. Then I went into a very busy period of life with many special occassions and a lot of shopping. I was very glad I had lost the weight! After that we began preparing for my daughter's first apartment; then I got laid off and started a new job that I love but is very demanding. Enter the holidays and that brings me to 2009 having gained back 16 pounds and having not exercised in a month. January was busy and bleak and I continued eating sweets and exercising sporatically.

Which brings me to today being stiff, sore, fat and feeling a little ill. Its' amazing how your body continues to crave what you've been giving it. If you're being healthy and exercising, you miss it when you stop. But if you stop for a few days, your body gets stiff and tired and you don't want to exercise. Same with food, sweets only make you want to eat more sweets. It's a vicious cycle! No wonder so many people are obese!!

But I remember what it felt like to be healthy! and I want it back!! SOOOO, I'M RE- STARTING MY JOURNEY TODAY, March 16, 2009! And this time I'm not stopping! This is the rest of my life!! I don't want to be a slug!! Come on!! Let's Go!!! I'm changing my ticker to start where I am now and go to 162 which is below obese. I'm hoping this will help me to stay focused!!
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