Monday, August 21, 2017
I joined the SparkPeople community in September of 2012. I was active on this site and attended OA meetings. I was able to release 65 pounds from my body over a 18 month period. I started at 202 pounds and got down to 137 pounds. I was still considered overweight by the BMI charts since I am a short woman (4 feet 11 inches). But I felt good at that weight and I was also actively strength training. Unfortunately, I have reclaimed those 65 pounds within the last year and a half. What happened? Life.....I just didn't handle it well. A 2014 car accident put a stop to strength training for a long time. I experienced some rough patches in my marriage. I was reeling from not having a fulfilling job. Last year when I turned 40, I went into a deep depression about not having any kids. I had been married 16 years at the time and my husband just wasn't willing to compromise in that area. I thought I was "okay" with it, but I was blind-sided with so much emotion, anger, and disappointment. The self-destructive behavior just snowballed! I went back to what was natural.....trying to eat away my emotions.
So, I am here today to start over. I weighed in at 202 pounds this morning. I know what to do, I just need to commit to doing it. I will be starting slow. One of my first goals is to create a 10 minutes a day exercise streak. After about 30 days, I plan to focus on eating more vegetables and fruit. I just don't consume enough on a daily basis. I am confident that I will get to feeling better once I start moving more and eating better.