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RUNNING122752 SparkPoints: (9,473)
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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!

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

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LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (198,928)
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12/29/11 6:42 A

Woo Hoo! Way to Go!

HORSEWOMAN7407 SparkPoints: (11,136)
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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!

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LIZAPO Posts: 624
12/29/11 6:33 A

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

FUNANDEDGY Posts: 7
12/29/11 6:29 A

way to go! every little push and you will be smiling.

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: (151,310)
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12/29/11 6:21 A

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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!.

CSSTWO SparkPoints: (0)
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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: (44,278)
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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.

ADELLE1024 SparkPoints: (2,878)
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12/29/11 5:50 A

Congrats!!

Edited by: ADELLE1024 at: 12/29/2011 (06:00)
REDHEAD107 SparkPoints: (698)
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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!

MLHOWORTH SparkPoints: (97)
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12/29/11 5:37 A

Congratulations!

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

SMARTIE02 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/29/11 5:26 A

Way to go, 🎉🎉🎉🎉

ILOVECALLI SparkPoints: (6,330)
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12/29/11 5:24 A

Proud of you

EMMABOO33 SparkPoints: (765)
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12/29/11 5:21 A

well done!

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

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

Congrats

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

DRS510 Posts: 1,586
12/29/11 4:58 A

I agree - plan your work then work your plan.

WORKINIT50S SparkPoints: (12,970)
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12/29/11 4:51 A

emoticon Simple truth. Thanks for the inspiration!

NASFKAB SparkPoints: (208,539)
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12/29/11 4:51 A

AWESOME THANKS

EASTENDCLAM Posts: 1,952
12/29/11 4:48 A

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

SUSIESJOY SparkPoints: (6,737)
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12/29/11 4:37 A

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ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,907
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: 4
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!

VANILLA-SPICE SparkPoints: (412)
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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: (189,025)
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12/29/11 2:54 A

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

CATHYJAMZ Posts: 1
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

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!

WSPDAVE SparkPoints: (49,105)
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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.

Big Dave
We're In It For The Finish

ISMILETOO Posts: 263
12/29/11 1:11 A

Simply WOO HOO!

HELEN62626 Posts: 664
12/29/11 1:05 A

You go, girl!!! Awesome!

LOVEXAVIE SparkPoints: (30,361)
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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.

MCFHARPIST SparkPoints: (37,834)
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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!

BIG_BEAR73 Posts: 1,473
12/13/11 10:27 A

whoo hoo, way to go!!!!

TONISTRELEC Posts: 2,738
12/13/11 9:35 A

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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

MAGGIEVAN SparkPoints: (149,064)
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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

IGSBETH SparkPoints: (116,142)
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12/7/11 11:49 A

Yay!

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

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SPARKGUY SparkPoints: (56,567)
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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.

SparkCheers!
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HSMOMX2 Posts: 1,257
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.

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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