Two Serious Weeks

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I've been seriously using the tools and resources on SP for 2 weeks now. I am so pleased with the results. I haven't lost any weight but feel better & healthier. The positivity from groups, friends, and SP team has been overwhelming.
At the millenium, I was miserable. I weighed over 230# and let life knock me down. I stayed there for short period. I lost over 60# in 2001-2003. It was rewarding and I managed to keep most of the weight off. I had a great support network, loads of reading material, and WW. I even ran my first marathon, Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco (2005).
Then I had surgery in 2006 and weight started coming back. Not all but enough for me to get the "fat" clothes outta the closet. I tried to get back into a program but my heart wasn't in it. Around Thxgiving 2008, I got serious and looked into different activities and fitness programs. I started watching my eating habits. I was on track and lost 15#. The lost weight was regained from my huge weight loss so I didn't see it as an accomplishment.
I suffered a major injury mid-year 2009 and it stopped ALL activity. A few more #s added. Walking was even difficult. Surgery was required but I decided I would lose a few #s before the date. I lost 5#. Oh the yoyo/rollercoaster is getting old.
I wanted to avoid my path after '06 surgery, I stumbled onto SP. I was not released for activity so I had to watch my portions and food choices. I lost 8# after surgery. Thanks in large part to my DH. I couldn't get my own food. He asked what he could do and I said bring small portions. With the pain medication, I didn't want to eat anyway. I didnt see the need for large amounts of food while I was immobile and inactive.
By mid-Jan, I ALMOST gained back that 13# loss from surgery events. So I decided to get serious. I saw the book at BN but thought I'd try my hand at the online stuff.
So here I am and I love the site. I haven't bought the book yet. This is another serious attempt just as it was in 2001-2003. Again, I have the right attitude, great support network, and access to excellent information and tools. I'm making me/myself/I a serious priority.
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