Thursday, January 23, 2014
Today is my first anniversary of being on Spark. This picture you are about to see of one sad old lady will never be published again. This was taken Christmas 2011 at my heaviest weight 106Ks 238.2Ibs.
My "AHA" moment came when in Oct 2012 I had a huge fall in a shoe shop, taking out a rack of shoes (how embarrassing) but also damaging me, not good for a then young 73yr old. I knew I had to do something. Christmas 2012 I was 103Kgs 231.75lbs. In January 2013 my DIL told me about Spark People. WOW, by this time I was 101Kgs.
My first goal was not to be called obese anymore ......done
In Australia we sell our potatoes in 4Kg (9lb) bags, I suddenly realized I had lost 2 x 4Kgs bags of potatoes.
Next goal was to get into Onderland ............done.
Now on my 1st Anniversary I have lost 16Kgs (36lbs) 14 Kgs with SP, = 4 bags of spuds.
Now I am ready to get on and remove the rest once and for all! I chose to go slowly and steadily, tracking food and exercise all the time. Being older I didn't want to get too wrinkly. Even though one of my Granddaughters has said " I miss my cuddly Grandma" I tell her I will probably live longer than that sad lady with lots of health issues.
My motivation for staying on track is to always go through the fruit and veggies first and there are the pile of potatoes. You know I can hardly lift those 4 bags, my poor body what it had to put up with.
What a difference a year makes, myself and my two sons Christmas 2013.
Now the BONUS!!!!!! When I started this a year ago I did not know about Spark Friends. What a bonus. My friends you know who you are, I cherish you, you are the best.