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When I First Started on SparkPeople

Monday, June 24, 2013

This is how I started out on SparkPeople. I am going to cut my words out and paste them into this blog entry so I don't lose them and can remind myself that I've been at this same point before:
Where Did The Time GO?
"I am shocked that it is a new decade already. Just where does the TIME go? I am 63 as of January 3rd and when I see myself in a mirror, I cringe. I was never meant to look like this. I know now that God has given me another chance to become a "normal" person again. I am considered an "obese" person according to the BMI tracker I found on this web site. I know that God led me to SparkPeople because it was just the other night that I was so very depressed and yet something made me log onto the Internet. Somehow that night I came across SparkPeople and began reading. I had never heard of SparkPeople before. As I kept on reading peoples’ SparkPages I began to feel a burden lifting from my shoulders. I realized that the thin person that I've always been (inside of this fat body) may once again come out! By myself I just never was able to peel off the layers of fat that came upon me through years of emotional eating. I am ready to let these unwanted pounds go. And, now I know that all of you SparkPeople will help me. Thank you!"

Just want this as a reference...........
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    @Steph-Knee: but how did you start? What was your "first day" like? What does it look like to work at it day by passing day? I can't even get one foot in front of the other I am so overwhelmed so often.
    1826 days ago
    I stumbled upon Spark People 3 years ago and it has been a life saver for me. I've been able to share my story and read others' stories and know I am not alone. Good luck to you.
    1827 days ago
    You are so right though, the time just passes us by. When we have a long journey ahead of us in weight loss, we tend to get discouraged that it could take "a year" or more and then we feel it's not worth it. But the time passes anyways, so we might as well work towards it, right? You can do this! It's never too late for a fresh start! emoticon
    1827 days ago

    Thank you for sharing. I think all of us on here, at one time or another, has felt that cringe in the mirror. We can do this together. Yes, we can!!

    1827 days ago
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