I know I've had a rough few years. Perhaps more than a few.
I started Spark People in January 2009 so will be arriving at my 10 year Sparkiversary on January 1, 2019.
Today my DH looked me over and stated, "you're looking skinny, kid". His way of saying he noticed the change in my physique. It's not a huge weight loss but it's been consistently off this time. My exercising has helped shape it all so I'm better off than I have been in years.
I created my weight chart from my Spark start to now. It tells me a lot.
My peaks and troughs are due to big stresses. I don't overeat when things are at their worst, I chow down once the crisis is over!
2010 DH's back surgery at the same time as GS1's birth gave me a 15 pound loss.
Added some back in 2012 and dropped them after Dad died, selling his house dealing with Superstorm Sandy. I found my food again in 2013.
Job change January 2014 and all the headaches, I lost. Again.
Noticing DH becoming sick, I gained.
2015 he got REAL sick, I lost.
My health issues like retina and knee surgery apparently didn't bother me!
In those 10 years, it's sad it's only a 10 pound +/- loss but I'll take it. I've kept it off (let's not discuss how many pounds I've gained and lost)
I've learned to eat better, move more. I hope to ramp this up in the coming year. My highest weight, not recorded in Spark was around 245. That's almost 40 pounds from where I was this morning at 206.
I'll definitely take credit for doing better!