I can't help it, the title that is. I have actually been VERY lazy this week. I have NOT wanted to do any of my exercises. I've DONE them, just NOT wanted to. Well last night I was on here and I decided that I would blog about my 1st year here with spark. I don't know what happened but I finally got my MojO back just thinking about it.
Ok for anyone who does NOT know me, I found spark by accident a year ago today. I was not a computer person. I had DIAL UP!
I was trying to Help someone else (Big surprise) that was what I did. I always did for others just not me. I was always last on the TO Do List, if I even made the list. Well here I was looking to help someone figure out their BMI and BOOM Sparkpeople, What's That?? So I checked it out and I said Why NOT? People meet their future Husbands, get jobs, find love ones, all kinds of things online, why not lose weight. Now what's the catch? Well I hesitated, read everything, looking for an excuse Not to join spark. I couldn't find NOT ONE! So here I go...Jan. 13, 2010, new year, something new, let's see how long this will last.
MAN I weigh 238 pounds!
That was The Beginning!
So I lost some weight, I started to learn HOW to eat. I know silly right? Not for me. I knew I didn't eat right, I just didn't realize how bad. I was eating around 700-900 calories a day. I wasn't hungry so Why eat? I have never minded exercising, I actually love walking. So why was I getting so big? Now I was learning, but it's hard to eat that much when you are not use to it. I had abused my body since Jr. High not meaning to. Well it was finally working but How could I keep focusing on me. I didn't have time for this. (Didn't have time For ME?!?) Then I found a wonderful Challenge. I joined the Bahama Mamas!
The name alone made me smile, ME a BAHAMA MAMA, OK! Talk about coming out of the comfort zone, try telling my family that one. Hey I'm a Bahama Mama. (now say it w/o laughing) I couldn't. So one of the challenges was to take & post a pic. (YEA RIGHT!) not me. I took it and finally got the nerve up to post it. Well I choose to take my pics. a little different. I have a hard time seeing a difference especially when it's me.
Not really there right? so here goes BAHAMA MAMAS...just for you!
This is what becoming a PROUD BAHAMA MAMA
has Helped me do! I really see it!
Well the Holidays hit, I'm still here not doing as well but stil LOVING SPARK and All the wonderful people that I have met here. I have lost close to 50 pounds. Over the 3 challenges with the Done Girls (Proud Mama HERE!) I lost a total of 30 pounds and 18.5 in. but more important I gained the LOVE for myself, Walked a 1/2 marathon, stuck w/what I know works (even during the hard times) and learned to take my own advice.
I haven't lost that much weight since Nov. and I see people getting upset w/theirselves when that scale doesn't move. I TOTALLY understand, I was (and can be) the same. That's one I'm still working on. LOL But Thanks to a wonderful Sp. Friend that has challenged me and reminded me that we can decide what happens. I joined a new challenge 100 days b/f Christmas, CRUNCHES!
So even though the weight is NOT really going as Fast as I would like, I SEE A DIFFERENCE......
Yes not even 3 pounds since November, but I'M OK WITH THAT!
I have really enjoyed SPARK!
I have loved pushing others (and being PUSHED!)
I have really met some wonderful NEW FRIENDS!
I have Learned that I AM A BAHAMA MAMA! WooHoo!
I have Learned that I am MORE than that Number on the scale!
I am enjoying MY LIFE!
I learned that I AM WORTH it. If I can't love me, how can I truely love others.
I really see the ME that everyone else does!
So I have had an AWESOME 1st year!
I'm LOOKING forward to an EVEN Better 2nd!