SP Premium
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints 226,689

Three Years with SparkPeople

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I've been trying to figure out what kind of prophetic thing I was going to write on the great day. Guess what I figured out that I'm not at all prophetic so I really can't write anything prophetic.

I just want to say that four or five years ago I wouldn't have believed that I could be in good health again. I was in so much pain physically and mentally that I didn't enjoy much about my life. I had a life changing experience in November of 2009 but it took over six months for me to really deal with it and decide that I really did want to live and have a good life.

I found SparkPeople and the rest is history. I have learned to not eat everything in site, but that I can have a bite of almost anything and it satisfies me. I have learned that I really enjoy walking and when I don't get to walk I get grumpy. I still don't love to exercise but I do it because I know it is good for me.

I let go of a lot of weight 65 pounds in the first year and a half. All of a sudden the weight loss stopped. The old me would have gotten discouraged and given up on being healthy. Thanks to SparkPeople I knew it wasn't the end of the world. I have gained back a little of the weight I lost but not near as much as in the past. I just decided this month that I was going to try eating a little less and see if the weight I have gained will come back off.

Due to my body composition I don't think I will never be in the normal category. I will be happy if I can get back down to overweight. I'm right on the edge but just can't quite get there. I was only in that BMI range for a couple of months but I would really like to get back there. If I can't I know I'm still better off that I was before.

I don't have to take blood pressure medication any more and my heart rate is that of an athlete not an out of shape old woman. I can wear clothes not purchased in the plus section of the store. I just feel better both physically and mentally.

I enjoy life again. I am looking forward to retirement in just under 3 years. I know now that I will be healthy enough to get there and have to stamina to really enjoy it.

Thanks SparkPeople and especially all of my Spark Friends.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I am so happy for you!!! WAY TO GO!!


    2032 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Happy 3rd Sparkversary!
    Congratulations on your successes and good luck on achieving your future weight loss goal.

    2409 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/20/2013 1:52:38 AM
    Happy Sparkaversery!
    2409 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.