i just noticed that november 18, 2009 is when i signed up with sparkpeople.com. i don't remember how i found this site. but, 2 years later, i still like it, i still use it and although it would be nice to say i've lost all the weight i need, that part's not true
and, i sure like alot of the people i've met on this site.
i have lost weight and i am keeping it off and slowly still losing, so, i remain hopeful. and, i am certain i have improved my eating habits quite a bit. although i have always been a healthy eater. love my veggies, only eat whole grains, brown rice, etc.
but, now, i have pretty much cut grains, rice, pasta. they don't work for my body. i now make an effort to eat organically grown/raised food.
another thing is in february 2010, i quit eating or drinking anything with artificial sweetener. i quit because of things a friend, who works for coca cola, said about it. i didn't think i used it that much, but, it's amazing how many things it is in when you start looking for it. diet pop, obvious; but, things like yogurt, too.
i had alot of body pain (i thought fibromyalgia maybe) as well as major leg pains; sciatica and plantar fascitis (sp?). made me want to scream some days.
the body and joint pain went away within a couple months of avoiding articial sweeteners. and the leg pain went away about a year later. i think the body pain was related to this. i don't think the leg issues were though.
it is so great to just be able to walk!! even if it's just from the parking lot into the store, or wandering around the store for that matter. okay, even walking at home sucked, because i couldn't walk barefoot on our tile floors without terrible pain. i hope it never happens again.
i went on a couple holidays during this time and walking was agonizing and i normally love walking and hiking, so, it really put a damper on my vacation time. and my dh's too, since he was nice and slowed down for me. we were in new york, a place for walking and i suffered trying to keep up and enjoy outings.
anyway, i have lots to cheer about, being normal again physically and feeling healthy and happy.
i hope by my 3rd anniversary with spark, overweight will be a distant memory.
Happy Anniversary to Me!!!