In Winter 2010, I lost 40 pounds and was so proud of myself! I manage to maintain the weight loss for almost a year, but the pounds started to creep back on after I was diagnosed with a physical disability in November 2011. Not being able to exercise for a long period of time has not done my body good, and the emotional side of having a disability caused me to use food to dull the pain. Slowly but surely, the weight crept back on.
In June 2012, I joined SparkPeople and started counting my calories as a way to keep myself accountable. I used to be totally against keeping a food log, but now I love it! Check out my Recipe page for some great ideas for healthy meals. I try to do low-impact exercises as much as possible to keep my body moving, but with my disability it’s hard. Head on over to my Workout page to find my favorite feet-friendly workouts.
As of mid-July 2012, I’ve lost 11 pounds and hope to lose much more!
October 17, 2010