An introduction... still learning all about Spark People and what it can do for me!
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Yes, I joined Spark People many moons ago, but just never really used all the features or developed the habit of suiting up and showing up here.
I am trying to learn how to navigate around this place. There is a lot to learn, like updating my profile with my present set of circumstances and what not.
I am an open book today. I had gastric bypass back in 2007 and did not really utilize all the support that is available here and all over really. But today, I am using it all.
I have lost several hundred pounds and have 125 to go, to feel more comfortable in my skin, so to speak. I am an RN, a writer and have recently changed everything in my life. I lost my partner of 5 years and have moved from WA to Colorado to be close to family. A complete fresh start for me.
I plan on getting a total knee replacement in the next month or two so I can bicycle and just plain do more. I am swimming and doing restorative yoga, as I am differently abled with my bum knee. I also am walking.
Very conscious of what I eat today, and doing things right, listening to what I call my "little buddy", my gastric bypass. Still works, if I do not eat around it... Which means protein first, no drinking within a half hour of eating. And then veggies next. Have not met a veggie I do not like, love fruit too, but do that more in moderation. Get my hydration in, take all my vitamins. Willing to go to any lengths for my health and wellness. So I can live, so I can function, so I can be of service to others and give back to others what has been so freely given to me...
Their experience, strength and hope. Today I am in the solution and am taking action. Keeping things very simple.
One Day at a Time,