My Journey to Success with Sparkpeople
Friday, December 18, 2009
On 2/11/2009 I joined Sparkpeople. I was looking for help hoping I would find it here.
I did. After years of struggling with my weight different diets, joining Curves, going to Weight Watchers, taking pills, I would lose some weight only to put more back on.
The question was why, did this happen?
I wanted a miracle, a quick fix on weight loss.
I was weight stuck at 196 lbs. Being 5'3" looked like a rollie pollie.
My eating habits were awful, I felt terrible, wanting to hide.
This is where my journey begins.....I searched Sparkpeople for ways to help me. I needed to do this for myself , gathering information, reading blogs, joining teams, making friends, and most of all sharing ideas. I have filled two 3" notebook binders with what I call, "My Helps To A Better Me With Sparkpeople.
I had a plan now, with motivation from others I was moving on,.
When I fell, I got up again. When I was feeling down at the beginning not seeing any weight loss, wanting to give up, I would read the blogs I printed, testimonies from Sparkpeople members. I continued on my journey to success with Sparkpeople.
The weighing scale was stll my worst enemy. I did not weigh myself for a whole month. I planned my meals, ate alot of fruits and vegetables for snacks, finding out my life style was changing for the better.
I still craved, candy, cakes, donuts, chips and fritos.
Then one day I finally weighed myself, tears came to my eyes, the scale moved down...., weighed myself the following month, the scale moved down....My cravings stopped, I was on my way.
With determination, willpower, and my now friendly weighing scale
I now weigh 140 lbs with another twenty to go.
I eat 1200 calories a day, walk, stretch, and excersise every day.
I would dream of losing weight, pray that I would, and most of all
needed a miracle to happen.....
With hope and inspiration I have accomplished that which I thought
Thank you Sparkpeople, teams,friends, and members.
Thank you to my husband for his support and believing in me.
by: paula strasburg
this day: December 18, 2009