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Friday, October 08, 2010

Welcome friends!
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It's good to have found this site. Finding Sparks-people has given me hope of finding folks like me who are struggling to battle the obesity problem. Folks who-like me might share some of the health issues I have.
OK, now about me...I'll try to make it brief.
All my life I have struggled with my weight, I was teased and ridiculed by class-mates and family alike. Never did I get the support or praise I so desperately sought.
My employment was much the same-although many times overqualified I endeavored to further enhance my employment skills in the hopes that I might be considered for the next advancement opportunity. But as was typical I never achieved this personal goal.
I found solace for my damaged self-esteem in food and cigarettes. Self destructive behavior I know--and I knew then but it was my only vice to venting my pain and frustrations. Surely I am not the only one out there who has used these vices for their own reasons?
My current health problems have exacerbated and forced me to fully realize and accept the fact that If I do not loose weight FAST I may loose my legs, I may die! My doctor suggested the weight loss surgery-which I may have to consent to, but first I wanted to try on my own one last time. I have tried almost every diet out there but nothing has worked. Plus, I realized too that all the other diets I have tried all lacked one very important weight loss ingredient...they did not offer 24/7 support. Thus, like my life-until now, (I Hope) the only thing with me 24/7, and that would never leave me...was food and cigarettes! This is a very sad/depressing thought!
Well, enough! I am here to loose weight, learn how to eat healthy but tasty foods but more importantly, meet people and make true friends! So...Thanks for reading my crash course on my life history! LOL
If you wish to read more of my blogs, I promise they won't be as boring and hum-drum as this was. ;-)
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  • LINJHA
    Hello, PCOLAGRANNY:


    I joined up for Sparks about ayear ago but didn't read the book or get to know anyone. I also didn't lose weight. So I decided to do it differently this time. I am just starting (well, last week).
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    I, too, am grossly overweight - i think the medical term is morbidly. And do you now what? You and i deserve support and praise whether we lose or not! Because we are people, made by God. EVERYONE in the world has problems -- ours just show up more!

    Good luck in your endeavors. Maybe we can encourage each other.
    3541 days ago
  • LINJHA
    Hello, PCOLAGRANNY:


    I joined up for Sparks about ayear ago but didn't read the book or get to know anyone. I also didn't lose weight. So I decided to do it differently this time. I am just starting (well, last week).
    -
    I, too, am grossly overweight - i think the medical term is morbidly. And do you now what? You and i deserve support and praise whether we lose or not! Because we are people, made by God. EVERYONE in the world has problems -- ours just show up more!

    Good luck in your endeavors. Maybe we can encourage each other.
    3541 days ago
  • MUEHLBBO
    Welcome ot SP. I started in August and have found the site wonderful. I have tried many diets, even loosing 100 pounds at one point. Over the years, I fell into the old habits. I really like the tools here. I try to do the food diary every day. Even if I don't finish it for the day, I know it's there to track things. The blogging has helped. Good luck to you on your journey.
    3559 days ago
  • MOMMA48
    What a truly inspiring and great blog! I loved it and I can tell by your words, that you're going to do it this time! You have the motivation, determination and, most of all, positive attitude that is going to help you hit that goal!
    emoticon I know you can! emoticon
    3559 days ago
  • MOMMA48
    What a truly inspiring and great blog! I loved it and I can tell by your words, that you're going to do it this time! You have the motivation, determination and, most of all, positive attitude that is going to help you hit that goal!
    emoticon I know you can! emoticon
    3559 days ago
  • MOMMA48
    What a truly inspiring and great blog! I loved it and I can tell by your words, that you're going to do it this time! You have the motivation, determination and, most of all, positive attitude that is going to help you hit that goal!
    emoticon I know you can! emoticon
    3559 days ago
  • AWESOMECAROL55
    I just happened onto your blog but my how i identify with it . In March i was in the hospital with high cholesterol , high blood pressure, chest pains, 54 years old & 100 lbs over weight. Luckily I wasn't having heart problems at the time but the doctors pretty much told me lose weight get healthy or else. I have been a yo-yo dieter all my life, picked on, ridiculed, even "oinked" at!! Anyway I made my mind up I have to change...I started walking, watching what i ate & I started to loose weight. I joined Spark People in August with my Dr's blessing & so far have lost 55 lbs. More importantly I am embracing a healthy lifestyle Spark people is great!! The support is wonderful 24/7 & the tools they give you can truly change your life. I know they can help me to meet my goals & hopefully keep the weight off permanently!! Please feel free to visit my page..I would be honored to help you in any way I can!! emoticon
    3559 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/8/2010 7:25:45 PM
  • RACHEL_CAN
    You can do it!!!. There is always someone here 24/7, and if you join groups the interaction multiplies. I finally feel like I am not a lone in my struggle, and I can see everyone else goes through the same issues. It really helps to be amongst people with the same goals, and breakthroughs. Good luck on your journey to the healthy life style.
    3559 days ago
  • JENORTEGA
    I am also new to the site and just wanted to say way to go to starting,thats a big step.I hate to hear that u were not supported by family,friends,co workers.I had the same issue but mine was for being too skinny.I was often made fun of and know how it feels to be automatically judged by your weight.Never thought in all my life I would be overweight but I can now understand what it feels like on both ends.I wish u well.
    3559 days ago
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