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My healing journey

I've been overweight my whole life. I was a chubby child, teenager and young woman. I liked to walk and workout, but I also liked to eat! There were times in my life when I lost weight and felt more attractive and fit, but the norm for me was to gain weight whenever life became hard or a love relationship went wrong. Food was my resource for handling pain, and exercise stopped once I became depressed and started overeating again.

That's been a lifelong pattern, until 5 years ...
I've been overweight my whole life. I was a chubby child, teenager and young woman. I liked to walk and workout, but I also liked to eat! There were times in my life when I lost weight and felt more attractive and fit, but the norm for me was to gain weight whenever life became hard or a love relationship went wrong. Food was my resource for handling pain, and exercise stopped once I became depressed and started overeating again.

That's been a lifelong pattern, until 5 years ago, at the age of 50, I started taking a long, hard look at my life. I realized that I was headed for an early grave because I didn't have a real reason for living. I was just surviving. My health was going downhill, I didn't have a lot of joy in my life and not much hope for things to improve. I felt like a real failure. I couldn't see the good things I had done over the years, but all the mistakes I made were crystal clear and I kept beating myself up for them. I didn't love myself. I was my own worst enemy.

I had a spiritual awakening one day. I was walking thru a beautiful neighborhood (trying to lose weight again) and just felt a wave of peace and this wonderful sense of oneness with God, with nature, and with the world. I felt God telling me that I was exactly where I needed to be and that the mistakes I made were part of my growing up. I learned that I was supposed to keep moving on with my life and to be the best me I could be. I was on the path to cleaning up my life and changing from a woman who had little hope to one who was full of it. I have never been the same since.

Every day I spend time connecting with nature, with God. I have up days and down days...the only difference is that "normal" is now peace, not despair. I have some painful days, but eventually I move back to a place of peace. That's where I am most of the time, and I'm thankful. I have a deep sense of caring for others, and I work every day to renew my spirit, to stay strong and optimistic. My connection to God means everything to me. Life has become a real positive journey that I enjoy taking. Most days I wake up with a smile on my face and looking forward to the day. I hope to live that way for the rest of my life.

I fully intend to reach my goal weight, and to be a healthy and fit 50+ year old (I'll be 56 in a few months!) but my primary desire is to continue to grow and move forward in every way. I've been given another chance at life and I'm living it 100%!

Jae
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Member Since: 7/31/2006

SparkPoints: 24,196

Fitness Minutes: 44,662

My Goals:
My new goals are to renew my daily workout, adding yoga to deal with stress, and to get more sleep. My weight goal is to lose the extra pounds I gained in 2011.

My Program:
I'm eating lighter, and eating more vegetables and fruit. I'm also drinking a lot more water. It also helps to talk about things with other supportive people. I can't do it alone, thank God I don't have to!

Personal Information:
I live in Georgia, one of the most beautiful states in the US.

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Follow your heart, and live life fully, enjoying every day. You will never regret it.

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KICKINGIT@56
2/18/2014 1:24:35 PM

Hi there,

Haven't seen much action on your spark page recently. That's a shame, because you were doing so well on your ticker. You can slways come back and pick up where you left off...or start over. It's never too late and your spark friends are always here to cheer you on. Hope to hear from you soon~


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7/20/2013 5:10:06 PM

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D_4RECOVERY
4/14/2013 9:47:28 PM

Happy to see you back. I took a break also but back at it. I know we can turn this around. emoticon



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D_4RECOVERY
4/14/2013 5:42:05 PM

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You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award. "Once you have been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3 you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it is good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out,"

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!
Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship and support into my life.
You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award. "Once you have been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3 you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it is good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out,"

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!
Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship and support into my life.



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D_4RECOVERY
3/18/2013 9:18:19 AM

Hi Jaebaebee,
Where are you? I've missed seeing you rock those fitness minutes. Hope all is okay! emoticon



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