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There is a first time for everything!!

Sunday, January 05, 2020

This my first blog ever, anywhere, so please bear with me as I fumble and stumble about emoticon

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!!
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  • DWROBERGE
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    38 days ago
  • BESSHAILE
    Wow - you took one heckuva blow back in 2011/12. But goodness gracious girl! a 90 lb weight loss is an enormous achievement. I'm glad you've decided to share a bit of your story with us - you've been such a consistent supporter of me and I appreciate it so much.

    I hope in 2021 you can look back and say "what a joyful year this has been!"
    49 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    What an awesome blog.I love books .I read a great deal. I would happily always read your blogs ! I got hit by a truck so you and I have both had fun knee surgeries. We will survive and overcome !
    49 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    you are a good writer I hope you write more blogs thanks for all the cheering you have done for me, I am so glad you survived you are tough . looking forward to enjoying the journey with you hugs
    49 days ago
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    Welcome to blog world. emoticon There are lots of answers on this team. Please read Indygirls blogs both old and new. She is a light in the darkness.
    49 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    We are survivors!
    50 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Oh my goodness! Congratulations on your first blog! emoticon You definitely caught my attention as you shared; you have quite a story. I am so glad you survived in the emergency room! I look forward to more of your blogs coming in the future! You did great! .....

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    50 days ago
  • MDOWER1
    I hope this year brings you wishes to you
    50 days ago
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