Going back to my first Spark Post
Sunday, March 06, 2011
For some reason I went back to my first posts on my spark page, I think there are 5 of them there from me, guess I did not have sparkfriends back then to post on my page, it was rather emotional when I read how excited I was to have found this program, and how I lost 16 pounds then 20 pound then 40 pounds and well you get the idea...LaRain was the first person to welcome me to a team, a boot camp team...I don't really remember the team but I do remember LaRain, she inspired me to get a move on.. then I was asked to join another team where I meet Karon, I was floored to see this 530 pound women who lost over 150 pounds then and she told me about WALK AWAY THE POUNDS.......she is on my facebook but I'm not sure if she still gets on SP...I don't think LaRain does either.....I miss these wonderful women and so many more too...I'm very thankful that Sock is still here with us, she was one who helped me way back when....it saddens me how many supportive people have come and gone from my spark life.....it also amazes me that I'm still here almost 5 years now...April 26 will be 5 years I joined SparkPeople ( I use May 1st as my anniversary date).....
No matter how low or down I get about my weight, my body and my life I can't deny that I have come a long way baby........it still amazes me every day when I can slip this body in to size 8 or 10 jeans, small tops and small jackets......I still struggle with body image, I still struggle with worry about gaining the weight back..I even dream about it.......but I have to keep doing my best every day, learn something new every day...find ways of coping that don't include food....give help and motivation each day to new people who are just starting to get the hang of this healthy life style...I feel it's my job to give back to people for all that has been given to me along the way.....there are hundreds of wonderful people both men and women who have touched me in personal ways that I'll never be able to thank them all, so I will try in some small way to pay forward what was given to me.....I have been blessed by all of you
Have a healthy week and lets all do our best .....