Last June of 2008, when i was released from the hospital I weighed 250lbs......
On my first checkup with the doctor he said, "paula, you need to lose weight."
I was back in the hospital in Aug. 2008. While there I lost 10 lbs.
finding out it was mostly fluid.
It was then the doctor told me I had Spinal Stenosis causing pressure on my spine.
Again, he said, "you need to lose weight."
In 2004, when I got married I weighed l80 lbs. At that time I starved myself, ate very little.
Over time I gained my weight back again weighing 250 lbs.
In Sept. of 2008 a dietitian started coming to my home once a week,
giving me the support, and a new way to eat. On a diet I went, I started losing from one to twopounds a week. l000 calories a day.
Every now and then I would cheat, keeping a Journal I recorded everything I ate.
Using my insurance to cover the cost, they allowed so many visits.
Soon my time was up....I was on my own.......weighing now 180 lbs.
I kept struggling, cheated, didn't even feel guilty....I would tell myself this is my reward for losing.
I came to a stand still at l67 lbs. I was giving up.
I needed a one on one, support, help and someone who really
Out of the blue I received an e-mail from Sparkpeople.com.
I would of deleted this as junk mail, I hesited....and jumped in.
It said free, join for free, ummmm I like free sites.
On 2/11/2009 I started having an affair with Sparkpeople.com.
Checking out this site, I looked for what they had to offer me.
I began reading all the information I could find about them.
I enjoyed all the articles they pub lished and how they worked as a team.
I went back on my diet with sparkpeople.com's help.
I have reached and went beyond my goal..........
Over time I was able to control my eating, eat the right foods.
My affair is with sparkpeople.com, my heartfelt thanks and graditude for there
support, the teams, and the friends I have made on this journey.
Each time I log onto sparkpeople.com I have a new learning experience.
paula strasburg :)