Why did I join Spark?
Thursday, January 19, 2017
One of my teammates posted this question today and I thought it was awesome....
Share with us why you are on this journey and why you decided BLC was the best fit for you to get where you want to be?
In around 2009/2010 I found SparkPeople from a bariatric surgery program I was in. I had managed to lose 80 lbs and signed myself out of the program. Shortly afterwards, I hit a 4 month plateau that crippled my willpower and then planned for my wedding. I gained back all the weight and an additional 40lbs between 2011 and 2016 (throw a pregnancy in there too)...
Then in summer 2016 I woke up with a boatload of health problems, and no ability to get myself from A to B - looked in the mirror and then looked at my DS, and thought - I need to do this again or I will not make it to 40 (Aug 2017). I rejoined SparkPeople on August 8th, and have lost 60lbs since. I have a long way to go but I will get there. I am doing different things this time, but BLC is the same (cause it works for me). I track everything, eat clean/whole foods, I walk on a treadmill and do water aerobics, I prepare my meals ahead of time and all that jazz.
This works. The proof is in the pudding. It takes strength, courage, and commitment. It also take that moment when you face the mirror and say you cannot live the way you were living.
Great question Dollface! Love the reflection.