It hit me, why I like Sparkpeople!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
First off, I am still fat. I have been here for a few years. But.............I am so much healthier! It is not all about weight loss, though I still desire that too. But, when you feel great, you are great! And, I feel great! I have lost 35 pds and kept it off, the pains I have had are pretty much gone and the heartburn, stomach pains, etc, are history and my energy level is so much better. I know when I am tired it's because I have actually worked hard and deserve to rest.
When I first found this site (and I don't remember how I found it), I was obese, in a lot of physical pain and tired....just frikkin' tired!
I mean I couldn't clean my house, barely do a bit of yard work. I don't know. The only thing I kept on top of was caring for my animals. Everything else was too much.
I spent alot of time reworking my diet and reading and researching nutrition. The way I eat today is on the surface not so different, as I have always tried to eat healthy, but, I now actually want to have fat in my diet and strongly watch carbs and glycemic index things. I do not eat wheat. I do not use artificial sweeteners (or real sweeteners) and I feel good after most of my meals (like you ate well. No stuffed, not sleepy). I do not really eat anything processed anymore.
So, today I realized: I am so much better than last year and the year before, and on, and on.....
I don't think I would have made this progress without Sparkpeople. I know I probably should be thin too, but, obviously there are alot of issues to work with besides just being fat. You don't get fat without other things going on, I am thinking.