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My Affair

Friday, November 20, 2009

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
cared.

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.
I joined.

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 :)


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  • AMYLOVESTZU
    PAULA, THAT IS GREAT I AM GLAD THAT YOU HAVE DONE SO WELL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4117 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    paula what a great testament to a great site. we are all having affairs here,some stronger than others. glad you are doing so well. emoticon
    4123 days ago
  • TIME4ANEWME47
    Paula,
    What an inspiring blog!!! And here's a little secret...I am also having an affair with Sparkpeople!! :) Thankfully, my doctor recommended it and I am going beyond a point in my life I never would have imagined. It is wonderful, isn't it?
    4123 days ago
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    I feel the same way. I am so grateful that you've been able to reach your goals and are having "An Affair To Remember". Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4124 days ago
  • WOLFSPIRITS
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon FROM THE SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN.
    4124 days ago
  • SANDYSKY1
    Hi Paula, I just visited your page. I am from WI too. I live in Northern WI on Lake Superior (with my husband, 4 cats and 2 dogs). Aren't we the lucky ones?

    I do some crafts: A new one I picked up a few years ago is card making. I embroider on cards.

    Love to read too. I hike lots in the forest near by. Visit my page sometime. I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. Sandy
    4124 days ago
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