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Two years later.....

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I just read my last blog entry and WOW, I realize I have actually lived that the past 2 years. I think I have been depressed and just didn't realize it. THAT battle is not gone but I believe my mind set is in a different place. Over the last few months I have been slowly changeing some of the challenges, like fast food. Which makes me feel all sluggish and guilty! Raises my bp and widens my body. The fast food is still there but slowly going away in my life that is...I found finding quick, healthy snacks and meals is a working fix for running through the drive through or ordering pizza. I find I miss the support from the sp communities I was in and coming back has me excited. I'm also going to try something my brother is doing (he also struggles with weight) that is OA. He goes to meetings and it has been a great place for him to share w/o judgement and have local support. It's making a difference in his life and I think it might be good for me too. I'm older now, arthritis in my knees and back making it harder....but the eating changes I am making will help, getting my body moving will also help. As always baby steps and no knocking myself down when I take one step back....I'm not perfect and I need to set my mind to know I will make mistakes and I can't beat myself up about that...just need to deal with that one right from the start. I have always felt sp to be a safe place for me to talk openly and honestly about this journey. It really feels good to be back.
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  • MOMO2WB
    Thank you so much! I have always said great things about the support I recieved on sp! Yes, as with most people who have dealt with weight/food issues most of their life this is long standing, but not permanent!!!!! and I am so ready to use the tools and jump in to help myself! -Tonya
    3301 days ago
  • SHIRLEYX
    Welcome back!
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  • BLACK741
    Welcome back, so very glad that you came back to us. Good luck!
    3301 days ago
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    Good luck
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    Hi! It sounds like you are struggling with some long-standing challenges, but I applaud you for not giving up! With each new day comes a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. It must be very difficult, and each of us experiences set backs, but you wrote that you needed the support and encouragement of the SP community, so here it is. You can do it!
    3301 days ago
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