It's never too late for an introduction

Sunday, March 07, 2010

I've been an official "SparkPerson" for nearly a week and I realize that besides posting on the message boards, I haven't really introduced myself.

Well, my name is LaToya and I'm 33 years old. I'm originally from Louisiana but I was raised in Southern California and I call it home. I'm single, I have no children and I live alone (FINALLY!).

I have been chubby since I was a baby so I don't know what it feels like to be "skinny". I had always been called "fat" growing up so I always had the idea of dieting in the back of my mind as the thing-I-need-to-do-to-lose-wei
ght. So I guess it was around the age 12 or 13 that I started trying different "diets".

I've been on many so-called "diets" over the years but not "every diet you could think of" like I hear a lot of people say. Of the diets that I've tried over the years, some seemed to work for a while but I usually quit after I lose a few pounds and go back to my old routine. The others were just too ridiculous to even be called a diet in the first place.

So now, at 33 years old, I find myself about 100lbs overweight and, before this week, I felt like an "old lady". I was tired all the time and couldn't get myself up out of bed without moaning and groaning. I didn't have motivation to get up and move around! It was just me, this couch, my laptop and/or my TV, and whatever snacks I can grab real quick. We've been real good friends for a long while now...

...that is until I found this website.

In less than a week since starting with SparkPeople I've been up and moving again, I exercise everyday and I'm consciously making better eating choices. I feel better than I have in a long time and I just want to keep this momentum going! Who knows, maybe one day I'll finally see what "skinny" looks like on me...
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    Thank you guys so much for your wonderful comments! You guys are definitely a big part of my success so far! The encouragement is emoticon

    4077 days ago
  • JOHAL52
    Hi LaToya! You've made a good choice joining SparkPeople. It is SO full of great people, great ideas, and ways you can track your success. Welcome, welcome!!
    4079 days ago
    Hi LaToya!

    You have the spirit! You are gonna do this! emoticon
    4079 days ago
  • AQUA61
    LaToya, looks like your on the right track, good luck you can do it!!Just keep movin. emoticon
    4080 days ago
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