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Been a LONG Time

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It's been YEARS since I've been active on Spark. Years. And it's also been years since I felt like I was in a better place with my weight and health. Definite cause/effect happening there. Yesterday, I started a new journey to weight loss, and have so much motivation to keep going. I had stayed steady at around 270 for the last few years. 30 pounds more than my lowest SP weight, that I had reached back in 2006. I've been blessed to not really have any health issues directly related to my weight, until 2014, when I started a new job. I was the Operations Manager for a large chain craft store, and was on my feet 8+ hours a day, on hard concrete. Just that alone would hurt my feet, but pair that with being almost 300 pounds, and I ended up with severe plantar fasciitis. My doctor actually asked me if I could quit my job, and told me if I didn't, I wouldn't heal and would be looking at surgery. During this time dealing with sore feet, I was also diagnosed with Crohn's disease. The stress from my job, the pain of how badly my feet hurt, coupled with the fact that we were in peak season (holiday hours), and I was a ghost in my own house, led me to quit in mid December. Fortunately, I'm also a small-business owner, and that helped support our family bc I was really worried about not having that paycheck! By mid-January, I felt so much better, and started running again. But it was so much to keep up with. I grabbed a new Fitbit, and have learned about my heart rate zones. Learned that running pushes me a little too far right now. So, I've peeled it back, and for the time being, as using the WATP DVDs. Man, how I love them! My feet feel amazing, I've made awesome food choices the last two days, and have started eating dairy-free options. I'm really looking forward to sticking with this, and seeing results.
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