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The start of Something New

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Where do I even begin... I guess it all dates back to 2011 when I scraped my leg pretty terribly on my bike and contracted cellulitis. I put off seeing the doctor until the burning pain was too horrible and my friend forced me to go in. If i had waited one more day, they could have amputated my leg. Or worse... I could have died.

After being diagnosed I was ordered to sit and let my leg heal for a week. Sadly... after that week passed, I never really got back up. I was in PE, Personal wellness class, Track, I biked all the time and I would jog almost every night for 30 minutes and not even be out of breath. I was fit. I was "skinny". At least the skinniest I would ever be up to this point in my life. I began to eat more. More junk. More grease. More fatty foods. Slowly the scale inched up. I didn't think much of it, I wasn't too worried. Then one day... I hit 200 pounds. I was devastated. I told myself I would NEVER reach any higher, that I would lose those 30-40 pounds i had gained.

But that didn't happen.

I reached my highest weight of all time in early 2015. 275 pounds.

That's right. You heard it. 275.

I KNEW I had to do something about it. I moved in the summer of 2015 to Illinois. I became a waitress. I lost nearly 40 pounds by being on my feet all day. But then I began a job at Walmart, and gained nearly all of it back. I am now currently at 258 pounds. Only 17 away from my highest.

I NEED to lose this weight. For my health. For better self confidence and image. I want to love the skin I am in. I am determined to get this weight off me. NOW. By Gods grace and strength, I will. I can do all things through Christ that gives me strength.

This picture is me when I was around 275.

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    I completely understand where you're coming from. I have always struggled with my weight. When I got around the age 15, I told myself I was going to lose weight. and I did. I got down to 140 lbs. and I felt great but after a breakup, that did something to me... I turned to food for comfort. Little by little, the numbers on the scale kept adding up. I remember when I gained my first ten pounds... I remember thinking "Oh... Okay well it's JUST TEN POUNDS- I can lose that in like two weeks." literally, I think about that all of the time. If I could go back and kick myself in the butt, I would! Because here I am, 9 years later- weighing in at basically 315 lbs. and I still have those moments where I step on the scale and say "Oh... well I didn't gain as much as I thought so it's okay..."

    Do not believe that voice in your head. You can do this. I can do this. I'm always here if you need someone to talk to, vent to, whatever! :)
    1435 days ago
    Saying prayers for you!
    1446 days ago
    You can do it!!! I remember being at 225 and determined I'd get back under 200... then, the next time I weighed myself, I was 299. WOOF.

    Measuring my food and staying in calorie budget 28 days out of every month for the past 6 has lost me 50lbs.
    Remember how strong you felt when fit before, use that to power you!

    1446 days ago
    Hey...Spark People has become my support groups, for you see I am a recovering grease-holic. Yes, it is true if you can "fry it" I can "eat it".

    Seriously moderation is a very important key to being successful in our journey. One day at a time....Look for small victories...Look for non-scale successes.

    Spark People research has found that people who get involved in social teams tend to be more successful in their efforts.

    I want to personally invite you to join the "SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team" at: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/SPOHHC there you will find others that will support you in your journey and you will be able to help others as well.

    Oh by the way...have you ever tried Fried cardboard, don't have much favor but a nice crunch....lol....Live life today.

    Remember: By Endurance we conquer-Shackleton

    John "Stay The Course"
    1446 days ago
  • MARIAHAA2994
    Thank you 😀😀😀😀😀
    1446 days ago
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    1446 days ago
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