With my son about 3 weeks after his brain surgery, May 2012 - about 225 lb here
This is me as the fat person in the middle of a family photo. This is currently my motivation pic.
Wow, do I love food! Oct 2014
In May, 2012, I sold my business and later on the same day my teenaged son was diagnosed with cancer. In one year, through lack of exercise, stress, and bad eating habits (particularly hospital and take-out food), I added another 30 pounds to my already heavy state. I was fed up with being heavy, unhealthy, and at risk. I was pretty excited to lose my first 6 pounds by the third day after joining SparkPeople. I stuck with SparkPeople for about 3 months I think, and lost over 25 lb. Then I got really discouraged with entering everything while looking after my son, often being in the hospital with him for over a week at a time. Two years later, I have eaten badly, gotten little exercise, and reached the highest weight I have ever been. I hate wearing such huge clothes, and looking like a sack of potatoes. Years ago, Weight Watchers helped me lose a little, but I did not have enough support to keep me going. With SparkPeople, my husband is on board with me, and since we restarted in January 2015, I have lost less than I would like, but I'm not worried, just determined to improve and do better. I am confident that I can stick with it, and make it a permanent change. I am very excited about this program, and all the options with it, and especially that I can enter my own healthy recipes, tailored to suit my family. Exercising is not easy for me, but I am making a point of moving more each day than I was before, and adding extra steps and extra activities. I am going to work hard to reach my goal, but with emphasis on keeping it low stress so I don't get as discouraged.
My main goals are to look better, feel better, and take better care of my family. I want to live well!
I restarted this year, with the simple change of tracking my food, and trying to simplify that tracking so that I could be more successful.
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| Pounds lost: 19.5