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My 2014 Points: 1,126 -- My 2014 Rank: 18,589

Monday, February 24, 2014

As of the start of this blog, the Sparkpoints I have earned since coming back to Sparkpeople is over 1,000!!! I'm trying to find small victories where I can, and already I see that I have done better in just the last couple of weeks than I have in well over a year. So, my Sparkpoints have motivated me today!

I've been away from Sparkpeople for well over a year. I'm going to be 36 soon and I am at the point where I am very uncomfortable in my own skin; particularly in my legs. My body shape is getting rounder and rounder and my legs are getting thicker and thicker. I'm struggling daily with light swelling and discomfort in my legs, mostly the right leg. So, even though I am EXTREMELY lucky not to have family genetic diseases and disorders (YET!), such as diabetes and high blood pressure, I am drawing the line here. I cannot face getting any older and continuing the unhealthy lifestyle I have allowed to develop.

At the end of 2011, I faced and overcame the biggest hurdle of my life - Coming Out. Looking back now, that was the cause of most of my depression and anger. Now, I am happy and very comfortable with who I really am. Maybe too comfortable, because I just let my eating habits run a muck. I indulged in caffeine and carbs to my little heart's content.

Currently, I am working on one of my Associates Degrees, which will be completed this May, as well as another one which will take me another year and a half or so to complete. So stress levels are high. I am trying my very best to get back on track and continue with the life goals I have set for myself. Being healthy is definitely on the top of that list. I will try to blog as often as I can, if for nothing else other than to track progress and re-motivate myself. I am going to try to take before pictures, during pictures, and eventually, after pictures.

Here's to the start of a new week!!! emoticon

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