This my first blog ever, anywhere, so please bear with me as I fumble and stumble about
I have been overweight/obese my entire life (almost 51 years). I was always the last one picked for the team, the "funny" girl, the "smart" girl, the best friend who was the liaison between my guy friends and my girlfriends they wanted to date. *sigh* Let's just say my self-esteem has not been very high.
In 2011, I thought I had found my purpose and role in life...I was going to become a librarian!! I love books, research and helping people find the information they are looking for. I tore my ACL just before I completed my certificate in Library Technology at a local community college. I was checking out Master's programs in Library Science when life threw me curve ball right at my noggin.
I had outpatient surgery on my knee, came home, went to bed, woke up the next morning , my sister came over, and I fell. She insisted we call 911, and my heart stopped in the emergency room. I don't know how long I was "gone", but it took me six months to re-learn how to breath, walk, talk and eat again, among other things.
Somewhere along the way I lost my joy, and it is high time I find it!! I discovered Sparkpeople when I returned home after my "incident". I weighed in at 180 lbs. (down from 240 lbs.). Now I am at 150-ish, still overweight, but feeling a little better in my skin, despite the aches and pains. I have virtually met some wonderful people on this site. Sparkers are a tenacious bunch...we may fall off the horse/wagon, and we may roll around in the dust a bit, but we get back up!
Thanks for reading and sharing this journey with me!!