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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

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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    PAULA, THAT IS GREAT I AM GLAD THAT YOU HAVE DONE SO WELL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4117 days ago
    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
    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
    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
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon FROM THE SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN.
    4124 days ago
    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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