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12/16/12 3:40 P

JACEUG, you are a living, breathing example of a person livin' the Sparkpeople life! It's an achievement thought completely impossible until we landed here on Sparkpeople. Putting it all together....eating less, moving more with the constant help and guidance of the great people that make up the Sparkpeople family.....the New You has arrived. On schedule. Congratulations for all you've done to enhance your life. You are a remarkable person.

Spark On!

Eliminate "I will try". Replace with "I will".
You are now ready to succeed.
Let's go.
MAGGIEVAN SparkPoints: (202,757)
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12/16/12 12:36 P

You sound ver positive..the battle is always won or lost in the mind. Congrats on your achievements.

Maggie from Auckland the City of Sails in New Zealand.

"Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, and move on." Henry Rollins.

KANDOLAKER Posts: 1,902
12/16/12 9:21 A

You rock!! Congratulations on your many successes this year. Here's to many more!! Thanks for being an inspiration. Kathy

“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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12/16/12 9:11 A

emoticon Merry Christmas to you too : ) You have done SO well and you are an inspiration to us all emoticon Thank you

JACEUG SparkPoints: (28,981)
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12/16/12 7:41 A

Thinking about my achievements this year, I can narrow it down to 2 which is standing out big time.

1) Living healthier: When I discovered the SP people website in July I thought: "Yeah, alright..its not gonna work, but lets give it a try." Due to the encouragement and support of my SP friends, people responding to this blog and the SP 'Diabetes Management Program' with regular support I have lost 13 kilos so far. My happiest moments were: when I came off insulin injections; and the comments of a colleagues this week: " You have lost so much weight you look like a new person", and " Are you working out? I can see changes in your body structure." Needless to say that I was extremely flattered.

2) Completing the taught sessions of my MBA. I never thought I will get to this stage in my life when I enrolled. Now the most difficult part. Writing up and finishing my dissertation in coaching. but, I know I can do it!

I have learned from spark people that everything is possible, if you set yourself small manageable goals... it makes the victory so much sweeter. I hope that this blog entry will be a motivation to others. Joining the sp journey is possibly the best thing you can do.... it is not always gonna be easy...but you have the support of like-minded people. You can do it!!

Thanks to everyone for their support. You guys rock. I wish you all an early very merry Xmas!

Life is a journey... enjoy the ride!
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