Git er' done!
Friday, September 11, 2009
I didn't get started actually working toward my goals until about 2 or 3 weeks, after I had signed up to SparkPeople. On August 25th after reading my emails and success stories I finally had found the motivation I needed. After years of dieting finding the motivation again to get the weight that I have gained over and over again off was very hard for me to do. I am 55 and just began to think..."awww to heck with it...I will just be fat and comfortable" Then I began to compile a list of all the things that I am missing out on because of my weight. The list started with being able to keep up with my grandson, hiking, walking, wearing the style of clothes I love instead of what I can fit into, social events that I am to embarrassed to attend because of my weight, old friends I don't get together with because I don't want them to see how much weight I have gained over the years. I even let down a very close friend here recently that is dying of cancer. He was a man I had dated in my younger years that I hadn't seen for 34 years. Some friends had planned a get together to spend some time with him and he had expressed that he would like to see me. I didn't go because I was ashamed of myself...that was the straw that broke the camels back! Not only was my weight slowly killing me but it was controlling my entire life! I knew then that something had to be done. A friend of mine who had recently been told she had high blood pressure and high cholesterol was poking around the internet when she found SparkPeople and told me about you. Well my life was changed from that moment on. I have lost 4 pounds since August 25th and it isn't just about the weight loss but about the change of attitude I have had. I don't want to be a statistic of the obese people in the world who died at an early age because they chose food over life. I am to young to be inhibited by my weight because I love life and I love being active. Today is the first day of the rest of my life! I will forge ahead full steam and not look back. LOOK OUT WORLD HERE I COME!