I've waited for what seems like a very long time to create this particular blog.
Thanks to SparkPeople, my family, my Spark-family, and my own stubborn determination, I have created a healthier life for myself, including quitting smoking and losing 50 lbs in the last 7 1/2 months.
This time last year, I was sad.. miserable really, and trying to put on a good front.
Last year, I could not wear my wedding rings on my left hand properly, and I tried to hide myself away as much as I could.
Now, my wedding rings are loose, and I take pride in how I look.
I'm a goofball, yes, and that has helped make this journey, a journey that can be hard and makes for a long struggle sometimes, much more bearable and fun.
The morning I woke up to discover I had finally lost 50 lbs (Christmas Eve in fact), I took it all in stride, and headed for the treadmill. It wasn't until I was in the midst of my run - yea, I run now. No really, I do, I haul my bootay along and wrack up the miles, slowly but surely - I realized "I've lost 50 lbs, and I never thought I'd do it" and I got all weepy and teary-eyed. Whether you're a runner or not, you know crying while you're trying to do something makes it that much harder LOL I dried up the waterworks long enough to finish the run, and head back upstairs. Bill was awake by then, so I told him that I had finally lost 50 lbs. This has been a big deal, a big milestone number for me, and just telling him that simple statement, I started crying again. Ninny LOL
I'm proud of me. I'm proud of my accomplishments. I know I still have a LONG way to go - 70 more lbs in fact. It's not easy, it's not quick. But it IS worth doing, and it IS something I am committed to accomplishing.
Thank you, SparkGuy, SparkPeople, and SparkFamily! Happy holidays to all!