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Tuesday, July 02, 2019

July is a new month, new opportunity to grow, love, and nurture. It is also a time for new beginnings, renewed strength, and encouragement. I look forward to a new journey for me.

I have been on a weight-loss/getting healthy journey for the last 10 years and it has not been easy. However, I am thankful for wisdom, self-assessment, and supportive friendships that has helped me along the way.

Growing up, I had a unhealthy relationship with food and my body. I also grew up in a one parent household where it was normal to criticize body weight under the guise of "being helpful" and a mother who continues to struggle with poor body image issues and projection. I am still in recovery from that and am learning to increase positive body image for myself.

After failed attempts of yo-yo dieting and punishing my body, I had to get real with myself. The year 2017 was my breaking point and 2018 was my breakthrough. Now in 2019, I am dedicated and excited for a new journey.
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    600 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I am thankful for my new Spark family!
    605 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    605 days ago
    We all need to remind ourselves of this.
    606 days ago
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