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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ever since I was 7 years old, I've been overweight. When I was 12, I started sneaking my parents cigarettes and smoking them in the backyard. When I was 13, I tried beer and vodka and any liquor my friend and I could get our hands on. At 17, I started smoking weed. I'm 31 now, and have been using alcohol, marijuana and a few other drugs since I was 17. My whole life, I struggled with my weight loss, and adding mind altering substances into the equation certainly didn't help me with motivation or a clear mind to lose weight and maintain it. I'd lose weight, but I'd always gain it back. Two months ago, I went to a rehabilitation center for drugs and alcohol, which has proven to be one of the best things I've ever done in my entire life. Right now, I don't feel depressed anymore, and I feel as though it was the drugs and alcohol holding me back in so many areas of my life, work, friendships, relationships, goals, career, and of course, a healthy lifestyle. Today, I feel happy, no trace of depression. I feel hopeful, like I can achieve anything I desire. Since I've been working towards putting my substance abuse problems behind me, I've gotten back my Spark! I've been absent from these pages for 2 years. I'm glad to be back and looking forward to a happier, healthier future! Good luck to anyone on a similar journey and god bless! :)
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    Don't look back just forward. From now on take care of yourself. emoticon
    2106 days ago
    God Bless You, too !!!
    I admire your Strength and Determination...
    Much Success with your Journey to Sobriety and a Healthy Lifestyle !
    2106 days ago
  • CGARR442
    How wonderful for you! Keep up that awesome motivation.
    Best of luck to you reaching all of your goals!!
    2106 days ago
    I think it's great that you decided to get sober and lead a healthy lifestyle. I have the same history with drugs and alcohol and decided to get clean after I landed in an intensive outpatient program and learned that alcohol was a depressant. I have been sober a year now and I am finally starting reach my goals now that the alcohol is not in the way. You will are an inspiration to me to stay sober, thank you for sharing!
    2106 days ago
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