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RUNNING122752 SparkPoints: (9,481)
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12/29/11 6:48 A

yes - woo hoo is exactly right! Good for you! Here's to your continued success!

fix your eyes on the prize

VICKY22 Posts: 3
12/29/11 6:43 A


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12/29/11 6:42 A

Woo Hoo! Way to Go!

Northern Ky.

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"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."

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12/29/11 6:39 A

Great insight - thank you for sharing and for pointing out so often we think of the big success and not pay attention to the smaller successes. After all when you combine all the small successes into one you've arrived at the big success!


Each journey begins with a single step.

Be good to yourself because you are important.

Love yourself always!
LIZAPO Posts: 742
12/29/11 6:33 A

Great job. You are very focus and determine. A BIG CONGRATS!!!!!!

Positive mindset
12/29/11 6:29 A

DEBOIS SparkPoints: (0)
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12/29/11 6:23 A

It's gotta feel good to be succeeding in your goal. And I can tell you're feeling better about yourself too. Great job, great attitude adjustment. These are really BIG things to accomplish, congratulations for heading in the right direction.

THEIS58 SparkPoints: (154,727)
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12/29/11 6:21 A


VANKS40 Posts: 1
12/29/11 6:18 A

First of all, congrats. But, most important, I LOVE your attitude - "I WILL lose the weight because it's simply the thing to do!" Overweight stops us from being healthy, and even sometimes - happy. We don't look good, we don't FEEL good and therefore we don't make right choices. Keep up the great work and attitude!.

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12/29/11 6:05 A

Congratulations! You have inspired me to begin today to start making better choices.

APPLESBANANAS SparkPoints: (52,054)
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12/29/11 5:57 A

Great job! I agree about the effortlessness, it's like sparkpeople went in my brain and turned on a switch that said "make the right choice instead!". Keep up the awesome work.

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12/29/11 5:50 A


Edited by: ADELLE1024 at: 12/29/2011 (06:00)
Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.
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12/29/11 5:41 A

Good for you! What a great way to start the New Year, knowing that you are on the path to achieving your goal. Much more success is ahead for you, I'm sure. Congratulations!

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12/29/11 5:37 A


CLWALDRO Posts: 4,583
12/29/11 5:35 A

emoticon on the slow and steady lifestyle change and doing what you need to accomplish to be healthy and active

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12/29/11 5:26 A

Way to go, 🎉🎉🎉🎉

ILOVECALLI SparkPoints: (7,303)
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12/29/11 5:24 A

Proud of you

EMMABOO33 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/29/11 5:21 A

well done!

COZY112 Posts: 2
12/29/11 5:08 A


ANGIELOL SparkPoints: (8,165)
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12/29/11 5:07 A


Thanks for the inspiration - what you say makes perfect sense! emoticon

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DRS510 Posts: 1,873
12/29/11 4:58 A

I agree - plan your work then work your plan.

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.
WORKINIT50S SparkPoints: (12,970)
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12/29/11 4:51 A

emoticon Simple truth. Thanks for the inspiration!

NASFKAB SparkPoints: (295,657)
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12/29/11 4:51 A


EASTENDCLAM Posts: 2,400
12/29/11 4:48 A

emoticon There are some excellent insights in your posting, keep it up!

SUSIESJOY SparkPoints: (7,813)
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12/29/11 4:37 A

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Keep on Keeping the Faith in All Things You Do!!!
ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,911
12/29/11 4:28 A

*doing a happy dance* and giving you a emoticon and a emoticon and a emoticon

I LOVED reading this! Thank you!

HACKERNOW Posts: 709
12/29/11 3:47 A

Great job! I hope this happens to me. I'll let your enthusiasm get me going. Thank you.

JTSIMMS Posts: 9
12/29/11 3:42 A

Wait to go, KAIPOW88!! You are taking better care of yourself and that's so awesome! You've inspired me to not give up and to continue on this journey. Thank you :)

SHUCG1004 Posts: 498
12/29/11 3:15 A

A big woo hoo hoo indeed! Thank you for sharing your story and making it uncomplicated!

Just Do It.

Believe you have what it takes and your belief will take you farther than your doubts.

Live the life you've imagined.
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12/29/11 2:58 A

emoticon Hooray for you!! Keep up the good work and soon you will be to the point where you can make maintaining your goal weight 'effortless'! Congrats! emoticon

LYNMEINDERS SparkPoints: (253,004)
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12/29/11 2:54 A

Well done....what a way to start the new year....WooHoo....

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12/29/11 2:37 A

Well said and you will reach your goal weight before you know it:^)

EEEEEE2 Posts: 2
12/29/11 2:05 A

Thank you for that. I need to get on the ball. Good job

I'm on my way
AVADAVIS Posts: 28
12/29/11 1:39 A

Woo-hoo, indeed! I like the way you've incorporated this entire lifestyle change into your life so it feels right. You, my friend, will not be one of those yo-yo dieters who loses weight and then slowly packs it back on. You've come full circle. You understand what to do and you're doing it. Kudos on a job well done!

This is your life. Are you who you want to be?

WSPDAVE SparkPoints: (54,558)
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12/29/11 1:16 A

There's no business like Show Business, so just keep on showing us how to do it.

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Stay Healthy and Stay In Touch,

'Big' Dave,

We're In It For The Finish,
I Can Go The Distance,
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ISMILETOO Posts: 263
12/29/11 1:11 A

Simply WOO HOO!

HELEN62626 Posts: 689
12/29/11 1:05 A

You go, girl!!! Awesome!

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LOVEXAVIE SparkPoints: (37,214)
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12/20/11 9:47 A

That's totally a woo-hoo in my book! I am finding it the same way w/ me. This is what is meant as "life-style" vs "diet."
Wish I would have figured this out 10 years ago!

SWALL84 Posts: 601
12/20/11 8:57 A

emoticon The small day-to-day choices are what make the biggest difference.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God...we were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone."
MCFHARPIST SparkPoints: (44,269)
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12/20/11 1:37 A

KAIPOW88, you have chosen the perfect word: effortless. Do you think you could have come to this point without Sparkpeople? Personally, I do not think I could have ever achieved my goal, let alone maintained it, if it had not been effortless. Without Sparkpeople, losing weight is a losing proposition. With Sparkpeople, losing weight is effortless, downright fun, inspirational, and a winning proposition.

Keep posting. I love reading your stuff.

Spark On!

Eliminate "I will try". Replace with "I will".
You are now ready to succeed.
Let's go.
BIG_BEAR73 Posts: 1,604
12/13/11 10:27 A

whoo hoo, way to go!!!!!/gwledford
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12/13/11 9:35 A


LINDY2202 SparkPoints: (9,962)
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12/13/11 1:49 A

Way to go!!! Now go get that new hair cut and color! emoticon emoticon

It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses." -- Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen- You on A Diet

Don't look back and think "I wish I had...", look back and say "I'm glad I did..."

Forgive yourself for letting yourself go.

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states. ~Carol Welch

MAGGIEVAN SparkPoints: (202,757)
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12/12/11 9:59 P

I am so glad for you. Just a little bit more and then you have reached your goal. emoticon

Maggie from Auckland the City of Sails in New Zealand.

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12/7/11 11:49 A


DWELLS1994 Posts: 1,664
12/6/11 10:10 P

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SPARKGUY SparkPoints: (60,873)
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12/6/11 4:01 P

That IS a big Woohoo -- thanks for sharing! This is exactly the magic of taking small positive actions one at a time. Done enough times this can truly transform your life in a way that can feel effortless like you say.

Have fun continuing to reach your goals!

One note is that as you continue along this path, it does become more and more likely that you will reach truly breakthrough goals and be doing things you may have never thought possible.


"Your daily actions and words impact more people than you ever realize!" -- SparkGuy

HSMOMX2 Posts: 1,396
12/6/11 2:21 P

emoticon on all of the small choices you have made adding up to where it has gotten you. I'm glad it been effortless for you. Keep up the wonderful work.

Eastern Time
MIS2101 Posts: 4,000
12/6/11 2:03 P

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KAIPOW88 Posts: 257
12/6/11 12:07 P

I just realized today that I am 2.4 lbs away from my halfway goal, 17 lbs. I am 5.4 lbs away from being in a healthy/normal BMI range again, where I was 20+ lbs overweight before starting .

For some reason these are strange realizations for me, mostly because it hasn't happened like I had expected it to. Last year, if you asked me how much I wanted to lose what I have so far, 15 lbs, I would have told you that I yearned for it SO, SO much. If I envisioned how it would happen, it would be in a dramatic way, requiring my full attention. I didn't have time for that. I didn't have the money. I had responsibilities, work, socializing to do. That would be too hard to lose weight.

And really, now that I start to reflect a bit on where I've come and where I'm going, it's been effortless. That is not to say that losing weight and becoming a healthier person has not required effort. But, rather, it's required no less energy than gaining weight had. It's the simple choice to go to the gym rather than watch TV. It's the simple choice to get a salad instead of a sub for lunch. It's the simple choice to track your food for the day in the 15 minutes that you would have been facebooking or reading your horoscope. It's just a series of simply better choices.

And here I am just over two months into my sparking. There's no triumphant horns signifying my great achievements, no crowd of people saying "OMG you look great!", but there's something more profound. I'm simply doing it because it will be done. That's that, and it's really no big deal. I feel like that's a big woohoo, no?

Edited by: KAIPOW88 at: 12/6/2011 (12:08)
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