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Old dog, vastly new tricks

Friday, April 14, 2017

I have been heavy most of my life. I was always an active person and I didn't notice how big I was until I lost over 100 pounds in 2009-2010. I didn't use healthy methods to obtain this weight loss at all. I have gained 50 pounds in the last 8 months. I eat for emotional reasons and way too much. I can binge on several meal sized "snacks" and it is never the carrot sticks I reach for. I have never lived a healthy lifestyle so trying to halt and reverse this weight gain is challenging. I am depressed due to weight and barely get off the couch. I have a wonderful supportive spouse who loves me regardless and am not a vain person. Leaving my house sucks, I have a pair of warm up pants that fit still and that is about it. I have to borrow my husband's t shirts as they actually fit. He weighs 25 pounds less than me, that is too much. I found this page and I am hoping to maybe meet some people in the Tacoma/Lakewood WA area to take walks with and stuff. I just want a better life, a different life, a healthier life. All your stories are super inspirational and I wish you all the best of luck with your goals!
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    thanks miss, he is constantly telling me I am pretty and beautiful just need to feel it inside and out...the most frustrating part is i have lost 100 pounds and watched myself getting bigger and couldn't get off the couch or put the cheeseburgers dow
    1331 days ago
    Glad you have a supportive spouse.
    I was about 98lbs heavier than my spouse at 1 point. Thought I was getting close to him, but, turns out, I'm still 5lbs more than he is. lol. Wish me luck getting the NSV of weighing less again.
    Hope your garden inspires you.
    1331 days ago
    I just don't like myself and that is unusual for me!
    1331 days ago
    super great advice Thanks! I am throwing myself head first into major gardening which makes me go outside more and be at least a bit more active.
    1331 days ago
    You can make changes in your life while using SparkPeople. Use the educational material provided, set goals, use the tracking devices, and become involved in the Spark community. It all works together. emoticon
    1331 days ago
    I wish you luck on your new beginning! If you feel like eating just because, do something that you like like reading, art, walking, etc. It helped me stop stress eating.
    1331 days ago
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