I've been a Spark member for several years, and managed to loose just over 20 pounds in the past, made it within 10 pounds of my goal weight and everything!, I was so proud. Then, slowly, life happened, and struggled lots with money, went back up to my last heaviest weight about 165, me and my boyfriend (then fiancee :) ) were living in Japan and had gotten comfortable, using the excuse that the healthy stuff was just too expensive. Then we decided to get married and move to Spain, that way he could learn Spanish and understand my mother when he did meet her. I thought that was a wonderful idea! and awww sooo sweet!, I agreed, and for nearly the last year we were in Spain. On the plus side, the food was cheap, yes, but on the other hand, the salaries were sooo low, we ended up barely scrapping by every month, and struggling so much that we were no longer able to be as selective on food as I would've liked, we couldn't even afford to socialize at all, or go out, or eat out, or travel, or even go to a museum. It was work, rent, netflix, that was all we could afford. We somehow, thankfully, managed not to kill each other. That and the stress it caused, meant 20 more pounds... got to my highest ever... 184.14 (83.7 kg) the horror... I never thought I would get this high, ever... not the best way to start a marriage...
Anyway after struggling for so long, we decided to move back to Japan, (we're both expats, met here, me from the US, him from the UK) Though there are negatives here, which is why we had wanted to leave in the first place, there are lots of positives, and we know what to expect, and that we can live comfortably enough and even manage to save some money. So here we are again, staying with my friend at the moment, having to eat out all the time makes it extra difficult (she doesn't have any kitchen things), but I've been trying anyway, determined not to hit 185 pounds, I'm attempting to jog a bit, and I'll be doing day 3 of the 30 day shred today. So far it's working! I woke up today, on my first ever wedding anniversary having lost 1.1 pounds from yesterday! Today I weighed in at 180.84 and I couldn't be happier! almost out of the 180's! hopefully for good!
If you made it to the end, thank you for reading
I'm trying to become more active here again to keep myself accountable