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JIBBIE49 Posts: 60,719
4/13/12 10:09 P

Don't quit.

LISHWA Posts: 900
4/11/12 1:00 P

I shared this on my sparkpage but I thought I'd share it here too:

A little over a year ago my sister started a diet plan (which has since failed) and just for kicks I stepped on their scale. I weighed in at 157, my heaviest weight ever. This was a real wake-up call for me. I'd long stopped being active--six years of complete and total couch potato lifestyle. I even faked injuries to get out of participating in gym in elementary and high school. Now I had physical proof that I had gone wrong with my lifestyle.


I joined sparkpeople, but even weighing in at my heaviest I didn't make the progress that I would later make. I tried eating better, but with mixed results. And still not excercise. This was April.

In June, I read a tumblr, and decided to pick up running. Even though I was hideously out of shape (I still am) it was the spark I needed. I had the running bug. In August I joined sparkpeople for real. I've been here ever since.

It has not been the smoothest transition. I still mess up eating wise (though I have limited control over my food living with an anti-healthy eating father) and still forget to excercise I am precariously close to my goal.

Even though I don't have full control what I eat, I am still learning every day what healthy eating really means so that I have the tools to be successful on my own.

So thank you spark people! This past year has been amazing.

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