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THE NIGHT THE LIGHT WENT ON.... (ding)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hello all who read this. I just wanted to say that I have seen the light. =) I have been with SP since 5/23/09 and I am so happy and could just burst.

I had my daughter in 1999 and since then I have been trying to lose weight. I have been off and on exercising and eating healthy for the past few years. I was so unhappy with the way I was treating myself that it was literally making me sick. I would get so disgusted about myself that I would hide from everybody. I would stay home so people couldn't see what I was doing to myself.

Then one day ....DING!! I looked in the mirror and was so mad at myself I started yelling at myself in the mirror wanting to know" WTH have you done to yourself?" Then of course I started crying when my 9 y/o told me I was beautiful and she loved me. Then that was it. That was the day I got off my behind and did something about it. That day I started tracking my food and started exercising. Now, I'm not where I want to be with my knowledge of eating right and exercising but with the help of all the sparkers on this site I am getting there.

Every time I want to give up and not do this anymore, I just look at my daughter (or a picture of her that is on the wall) or a picture of my former self and kick my rear a little more and push harder. I will make it through this journey and when I hit my goal, it will be a goal of a life time.


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  • TRICIALICI
    You have come a long way since May! Good for you! I hope when you look in the mirror now, you see all smiles! Good luck.
    3860 days ago
  • DIANET2
    Congratulations!!! Being in control is such a wonderful feeling!!!
    3861 days ago
  • JODIRAE87
    Kids can be such amazing little inspirations. I'm so happy you have such a special "light" in your life!!
    3861 days ago
  • ISLOBIRDSEEDS
    What a wonderful blog! You have made a lot of progress , I bet your daughter loves and admires you very much. By loosing this weight you will add extra years to your lifespan to be able to spend more time with her too! Way to Go! emoticon emoticon
    3862 days ago
  • MARGBELL
    You have an inspiration that most people seek! Keep it up front and keep moving forward!
    3862 days ago
  • NICOLE25_82
    Keep going girl!! I go through the same thing all the time...you can make it!
    3862 days ago
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