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TDEMAIO2 SparkPoints: (50,001)
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2/13/13 9:22 A

emoticon you are an inspiration and you are AWESOME : ) Thank you for sharing : )

SHUPER5 Posts: 618
2/13/13 8:14 A

High 5 and BIG hugs!!!!!!This is GREAT! emoticon

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,915
2/13/13 6:49 A

Keep up the great work!

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
KIARARAMIREZ SparkPoints: (2,248)
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2/12/13 2:06 P

what an inspiration you are. I'm so happy for you and I'm joining the happy dance emoticon

KANDOLAKER Posts: 1,902
2/12/13 10:03 A

Doing the happy dance for you! This is awesome. Way to make it happen and congratulation on your successes. Here's to many more great ones! All the best.

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them”
¯ Denis Waitley

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2/12/13 9:08 A

That's awesome! So excited for you!!! Keep up the great work!

CEEETEE SparkPoints: (3,463)
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2/12/13 8:57 A

3 years ago, I got sober and my world changed. I am so blessed to even be alive right now. Gratitude and humility play a role in my day to day because without those things, I'm right back to where I was. When I got sober, I developed a severe sugar addiction and as a result, gained a ton of weight. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Being a 6 foot tall female, regular scale numbers just don't apply to me. If I ever weigh 115 lbs, I'd either be hospitalized or dead lol. Scale numbers have always played with my head, so on May 15, 2012, I decided that I was not going to pay attention to the scale for any other reason than to check progress. I would, instead, pay attention to my BMI. I had been diagnosed with hypertension and was at risk for stroke and heart attack and I was just 29 years old. I was scared. But my journey through sobriety had left me with the impression that I was capable of anything I put my mind to. Damn it if I wasn't right. I got on the scale today and I am just 5 lbs away from hitting my 80 lb weight loss goal. This is the first time I have successfully lost weight without the use of illicit substances. It has been a long road, but what I'm most grateful for today is my health. My blood pressure returned to normal numbers a few months back; I instinctively know how to portion my food; I dislike the way I feel when I eat unhealthy. Most importantly, I'm happy :)

I've never posted here before but I was too excited to be this close to not share it with people! I wish everyone well and hope that everyone gets to feel the way I do today!! :) 75 lbs down, 5 to go!!

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