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Friday, April 27, 2012

April 26th 2006 I found Sparkpeople. I weighed 347 pounds. I struggled to walk to my mail box. I struggles to buy clothes that fit well. I struggled with ever aspect of my life. I was ashamed, humiliated and depressed . I quit my jog in Feb of 2006 because I was all those things and mostly tired of being tired.
I thought I was dissent to be fat the rest of my life...Then Sparkpeople gave me the tools to live a healthy life, not get skinny or thin or become a showed me how I could eat healthy, exercise most days and find some contentment....was it easy, NOPE but was living my unhealthy life easy....NOPE..
Today 6 years later I weigh 150 as of this morning weigh in, hoping to get back to my goal weight(145)
I know I will get there maybe not in week but I will, I have the tools..But my goal was to get healthy. I am nearly 60 years old and I walk at least 1500 steps a day, I exercise at least 6 days a week, I have not had fast food since April 26, 2006....I eat at least 8 serving of fresh fruits and veggies ever day.. I eat healthy every day...yes everyday, I learned one can eat anything in moderation, watching portions is the most important thing .....
I have meet so many wonderful people, we have been through the good the bad and the OMG I can't believe it.....
I also must give Gary, the absolute most wonderful, caring and supporting person in my life, with out him I would have never got to where I am today.
Yesterday when I got out of the shower he gave me a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY, he remembered it was the day I found Sparkpeople...he has been by side though it all. I met Gary when I was 347 pounds but he always made me feel good about myself and never once made any remark to hurt or shame me. I will always love him for this...he has listened to me cry, scream, yell and laugh about my weight...

Best part for me that at this point in my life... I am happy healthy and going strong in my journey to be the best person I can be.....I have to say I don't miss the fast foods that I thought I could or would no live with is so much better feeling and being healthy

HUG to each of you who have supported me through this journey, I plan on never ever giving up or leaving Sparkpeople.....

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