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One Year: it was the best of times; it was the worst of times!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Looking back on when I joined Sparkpeople a year ago, it was the best of times; it was the worst of times!!

It was the worst of times:
I was at my heaviest weight.
I had a sense of despair when I walked into my closet.
I struggled to walk up a flight of stairs.
I often had a meltdown when shopping for clothes.
I coped with stress by eating.
I wanted to sleep all the time.
I avoided social interaction.
I was morbidly obese.

It was the best of times:
I found hope.
I received encouragement, motivation, and gentle nudging from my Spark friends.
I discovered the joy of shopping at ‘normal” stores.
I no longer hide from the camera.
I permanently said goodbye to 78 pounds.
I have energy.
I turned into one of “those people” who actually like to exercise.
I no longer snore.
I moved from being morbidly obese…to obese…to overweight on the BMI scale.
I am healthier than I’ve been in my entire adult life.
I found my collar bones.
I have forgiven myself for not being perfect on this journey.
I know that I will reach my goal weight.


“It’s not where you start—it’s where you finish that counts.” –Zig Ziglar
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