I've been reading "The Spark" and emails from SparkPeople.com for a while now and for a few weeks it has started clicking with me. Though I knew I needed to start living healthily again, I've been so reluctant to do so because I was afraid of failing. I found myself with all the right answers, but afraid to jump in.
Then it happened. I realized what I was doing to myself. My sleep apnea worsened, my body was aching every day, I was too tired to play with my 2 wonderful daughters, and then my knee started hurting every time I took a step. Enough! I logged on to SparkPeople.com and setup a very slow plan of 1 pound a week, 10 minutes of exercise a day, and 8 hours of sleep each night. I know this time I can't just diet for a while then quit. I'm changing everything. I'm working on myself physically, mentally and spiritually and the crazy thing is, it's working! I'm realizing who I am for the first time in years!
I've already lost a few pounds. I'm feeling better about my future. I have hope! I'm smiling more. I'm interacting with people more. I lifted my daughter up in the air last night and it didn't hurt my neck. I don't even feel like I've put much effort into this yet. I know there will be hard days, but I have realized that it is possible. I can have the life I want. I'm not scared anymore. I'm not dieting, I'm living!
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