Thank you for sharing your accomplishments. This was just something I needed to hear. Losing weight is such a struggle sometimes and it's good to hear the success stories to keep people like myself encouraged. Keep up the good work.
your story shows that hope lives, and with a will and a little resolve, it can be done! GOD bless you and thanx...theresa.
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Fantastic!!! I am really proud of you ...you are the living proof that "when there is a will...there is a way'!!! You should walk to the doctors office who had given up hope on you with your best victory smile!!!! LOL
Edited by: YVONNESARIT at: 11/6/2008 (04:48)
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thank you for posting your story up . You are a living example that we can all see the light at the end of the tunnel .
Wow, congratulations is easy to say, but I'm sure you had to to do a lot of self-talk & sacrifices along the way. Rightfully you should feel happy & celebrate. I'm a newbie here, and I must say it is one more thing I'm trying out and can't help going into this feeling a bit skeptical but I will give it an honest shot, thanks for the inspiration!
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Many Helen, you know all on CWO50 and SWAT11 love you dearly!! Blessings, Janet.
The main ambition I have is to be as healthy as possible. I have two replacement knees which have greatly improved the quality of my life. Now I am in a walking group. We have done a few marathon walks for charity and I feel so pleased to be able to take part in such activities.
Keeping my weight in check is not easy as I am, like many Scots, really fond of sweet foods, like chocolate. My love of fruit and veg. helps.
I am 61 years of age and feel better now than I did ten years ago!
Good wishes to all in their efforts to lose weight and be healthy.
WOW, Helen, I just received this article from Spark......How awesome is that!!!! 80# REMOVED!!! I am sooooooo very proud of you friend!!!! I bet you feel like 80 million bucks!!!!!! on your tremendous achievement!!!! You truly are an inspiration!!!!!!
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Helen, I am so happy for you and so proud of your success. You deserve to be honored.
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OOOooooh, that's amazing. An inspiring story for each one of us.
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Congrats on your wonderful achievement Helen! Your are truly an inspiration to us, thank you for sharing!
KUDOS!!!! Your success makes me feel that there is hope for me! I am in the baby step mode now with less than a week behind me on Sparkpeople. Looking forward to my personal progress moving forward.
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OMGosh! That's an amazing post! Congratulations. I LOL'd when you said you didn't feel like doing anything...but you had already biked, walked and who knows what else before sitting at the computer and writing out your success! Good luck on your continued journey!
You are amazing! Im so thrilled for you that you have regained your health, and are still going strong. You are a blessing and a gift to this world. Thank you for taking care of that gift and allowing your family to love you longer on this earth.
There are many days I feel like doing nothing...today is one of them. Of course, I have already walked three miles and biked six, ate breakfast, showered and just got home from services with my Lord. Now I would just like to relax a moment. However, I just received my 30,000 spark points and need to celebrate. With 80 pounds lost, a new wardrobe, and 30,000 spark points, I just feel the need to continue spreading the spark!!! Maybe I can help someone else on their journey to success. Without the help of Spark People, the encouragement and support I have received from my spark friends and family, my DD, and my McKenzie, I would probably still be a couch and computer potato; getting more unhealthy by the minute. However, I now have my blood sugar under control, been taken off several medications, my cholesterol is way down, I am riding a bicycle (something I haven't done in 45 years)and walking several miles a day. I was told several years ago that I would never walk again. Foolish doctors!!! McKenzie has even had me jumping on her trampoline...scared witless because of issues with heights, but I accomplished it and was proud of myself. I have so much to be thankful for these days, praise God!!! and I just had to share. I have received so many blessings they are too numerous to mention, but I remember each of them...I am counting my spark family and friends among my blessings...each one is such a treasure to me!!! Thank you Spark People for being here for me as I continue my journey to better health. I am still heading for goal...little setbacks will not stop me. Every positive is a success...one very small step at a time, one meal at a time, one minute, one hour, one day at a time. They all add up!! God bless each of our spark members and may you be a huge success!!! Hugs, Helen
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