Friday, October 06, 2017
Until I joined Sparkpeople five years ago, I avoided lots of social and vacation situations due to how I felt about my weight. In my career as a teacher I was certainly around lots of other people, especially when I gave educational presentations to other teachers, but this was my livelihood, and I had no choice.
After finding Sparkpeople and several supportive teams, I began to venture out of my shell a bit. When I reached goal weight, I celebrated with a trip to Hawaii. My husband and I had always traveled quite a bit but I never wanted to be in the pictures. It’s kind of a shame that I have little photographic evidence of our earlier world travels!
I’ve re-gained weight and have been 12-15 pounds above goal for a couple of years. However, I no longer hide away. Recently we spent a couple of weeks in Hawaii, including a week with our daughter’s family, and there are hundreds of pictures.
I am very grateful to Sparkpeople, and to my many Spark friends, for helping me change my attitude.
Never thought I’d have the nerve to zip line but my 11 year old grandson just assumed I’d join him and his father after snorkeling with them for 3 days. The last picture is my wonderful husband, who takes almost all the pictures!