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JANIEG68 SparkPoints: (20,199)
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Posts: 60
12/6/12 4:26 P

My biggest victory for 2012 was signing up for Sparkpeople 10 days ago!

12/6/12 4:25 P

After 7 years on Spark (not consistently), and over 25 years of trying (again not consistently), I finally made my goal weight in 2012. And.....for the first time ever, I've stayed within 4 pounds of this weight for nearly 9 months! emoticon

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew."

Saint Francis de Sales

RASIRE Posts: 284
12/6/12 4:13 P

being consistent on my healthy living journey. I have always given up by this point.

12/6/12 4:09 P

Starting to spark! I started in March and I am now two stone down and much stronger. Whilst I wasn't unhappy with my figure before, I am now downright proud of it.

Hello stranger - you look GORGEOUS today!
ALICIALYNNE Posts: 1,658
12/6/12 4:06 P

I actually have usable muscles now! I can feel my biceps! I can carry more groceries from the car per trip. I can carry boxes of stuff.
I have been a weakling my whole life. Until this year, that is!

St. Leo's 5k: 3/17/12 51:07
Race for the Cure 5k: 5/5/12 61:51
St. Leo's 10k: 3/16/13 1:34:44 PR for mile pace!
St. Leo's 10k: 3/21/15 1:42:57

Goal: Run 1 mile straight! 4/24/12
Goal: Run 1 mile in 15 minutes! 8/22/12

Consistently drink 8 cups of water per day.

120 minutes of exercise per week.
12/6/12 2:38 P

Telling myself it is time to make a change, and actually doing it. I've lost 13 pounds in 2 1/2 months and I'm proud of it. Only 65 more to go.


Jen, Michigan (Eastern Time Zone)

"Set your goals high and don't stop until you get there" ---Bo Jackson
JESSICADATKO SparkPoints: (7,209)
Fitness Minutes: (10,049)
Posts: 10
12/6/12 1:33 P

While I didn't quite make my original goal, I lost 42lbs in 9 months (gonna try to make it to 45 by the end of the month) and not only have I lost every single pound I gained in college, I'm now almost 20lbs lighter than I was when I graduated high school! I honestly cannot even remember the last time I was at this weight! Looking forward to what 2013 has in store!

TRACIE-C Posts: 60
12/6/12 1:05 P

taking charge of my health.

CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,205)
Fitness Minutes: (33,686)
Posts: 1,091
12/6/12 12:56 P

After 25 years of saying "I only run when something's chasing me," I now run on purpose. Multiple times per week. And I like it! I signed up for my first 1/2 marathon in for April 2013!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
12/6/12 12:55 P

i relocated without killing anybody

SIMSHIZZLE SparkPoints: (8,762)
Fitness Minutes: (2,767)
Posts: 332
12/6/12 12:54 P

Losing 32lbs, getting out of the 200s and feeling better about myself.


Weight loss is not a physical challenge, it's a mental one.
ON2VICTORY SparkPoints: (47,593)
Fitness Minutes: (27,816)
Posts: 6,703
12/6/12 12:49 P

yup.. we love our woo hoo's! great job everyone :)

RRCA Certified Adult Distance Running Coach

ACE Certified - Weight Management

Let's be friends on Facebook!/robert.wadhams.7
SWEETCEZ SparkPoints: (20,947)
Fitness Minutes: (13,442)
Posts: 980
12/6/12 12:44 P

Losing 20 lbs and adapting a lifestyle change.

The way to a happy life is believing that anything is possible.

The secret to being beautiful is thinking beautiful.

Key to a great life: Everything in moderation.

GETULLY SparkPoints: (63,466)
Fitness Minutes: (23,405)
Posts: 1,503
12/6/12 12:39 P

Losing 60 lbs and maintaining for months!

MONTREAL12 Posts: 4,182
12/6/12 12:20 P


CALIFORNIAKARMA SparkPoints: (5,064)
Fitness Minutes: (5,813)
Posts: 47
12/6/12 12:20 P

I've lost 90 pounds, but my biggest victory is when my doctor took me off all my diabetes meds in September!

IMELECTRIC SparkPoints: (13,938)
Fitness Minutes: (9,861)
Posts: 517
12/6/12 12:11 P



"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

STAYINCRUNCHY SparkPoints: (7,947)
Fitness Minutes: (9,797)
Posts: 4
12/6/12 12:01 P

Getting back on track and taking control of more of my life.

Indecision may or may not be my problem. ~ Jimmy Buffett
ZEDMAY Posts: 41
12/6/12 11:38 A

Giving birth to my beautiful baby girl and then getting back on track with exercise 6 weeks later. I feel like she will grow up with a good example of how to be a strong healthy woman by watching my example and that motivates me to keep going.

12/6/12 11:29 A

Finally getting back on track and getting a little self confidence.

12/6/12 11:28 A


RAYAN5B4 SparkPoints: (11,283)
Fitness Minutes: (16,863)
Posts: 189
12/6/12 11:24 A

I rejoined Sparkpeople 1 week ago after a 70 pound weight gain over a 2 year period I am BACK!!!

Carpe Viam
-Lose 10pds by 5.04.12
reward :new Merrell's shoes

:style makeover by professional
Carpe Diem
NEWSTARTSPARK SparkPoints: (37,153)
Fitness Minutes: (23,642)
Posts: 1,148
12/6/12 11:13 A


NEWSTARTSPARK SparkPoints: (37,153)
Fitness Minutes: (23,642)
Posts: 1,148
12/6/12 11:12 A

Maintaining my 125 lb wt loss- never did that before. Regular excercise program and running my first 5 k.

SDLEE514 SparkPoints: (18,291)
Fitness Minutes: (22,648)
Posts: 317
12/6/12 10:39 A

getting my Spark and losing 10lbs!

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (82,509)
Fitness Minutes: (74,610)
Posts: 3,510
12/6/12 10:36 A

Spark-victory: Completing the Warrior Dash.

Non Spark: I got engaged!

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
DIVIERO968 Posts: 184
12/6/12 10:33 A

Losing the last stubborn 15 pounds so I could reach my goal weight and bring my total weight loss to a total of 167lbs :).

TOMWAMP SparkPoints: (35,577)
Fitness Minutes: (26,023)
Posts: 756
12/6/12 10:18 A

My biggest victory is losing 50 lbs and having a great recovery from Heart surgery

Giving God the glory each day for the all the bounty in my life

Co-Leader Spark Wisconsin-The Official Team

Co- Leader Healthy Hearts
STRONG_SARAH Posts: 1,195
12/6/12 9:55 A

Passed 14 written and two practical exams for my job.


People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
George Bernard Shaw

LOSINGITAGN SparkPoints: (76,447)
Fitness Minutes: (103,596)
Posts: 3,185
12/6/12 9:48 A


SW-275 7/1/06
GW-140 03/31/12
Largest Jean size-28w
Current Jean size - 10
Goal Jean size -6

Success starts in the head, moves to the heart, and lastly involves the mouth and stomach.

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HAPPYDEM SparkPoints: (4,408)
Fitness Minutes: (1,052)
Posts: 466
12/6/12 9:23 A

Health wise: Rejoining Spark and changing my diet was definitely my biggest victory, even if it didn't happen until last month!
Non-health wise: Becoming a licensed teacher.

MARIAJESTRADA SparkPoints: (34,186)
Fitness Minutes: (43,167)
Posts: 1,354
12/6/12 9:15 A

I lost over 30 pounds, but the biggest one was doing machine assisted pull ups. Well, any exercise I wasn't doing before June 2012 is a major victory.

MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (183,621)
Fitness Minutes: (41,068)
Posts: 29,866
12/6/12 9:14 A

Surviving another year of living with stage IV breast cancer, and chemo.

My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A. A. Milne

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
12/6/12 9:13 A

I met three out of my four resloutions, but I can still make the fourth one if I try a bit harder.

RHYMESWITHBABY SparkPoints: (41,594)
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Posts: 263
12/6/12 9:09 A

This year I have lost weight, joined a gym, and worked hard to become fit and strong.

However, the moment that truly felt like a victory to me was the day I unsubscribed from the VIP mailing list at the Plus Size store I've been a member of for years. Nothing there fits me any more! Woohoo!

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
― Lao Tzu
GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
12/6/12 7:42 A

Getting my Associate's Degree and starting my Bachelor's Degree program.

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.

"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."
STEELER71 Posts: 7,416
12/6/12 7:38 A

Losing 114 lbs.

SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (183,537)
Fitness Minutes: (127,715)
Posts: 8,719
12/6/12 7:23 A

running my first half marathon was big; living healthy at a healthy weight for the 4th year in a row is bigger!

Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!
BECCA315 Posts: 3,606
12/6/12 7:11 A

My biggest victory was staying with SP. It's been almost a year since I started, and it would have been so easy to quit, many times. But I didn't...


Highest weight ever: 247#
12/26/11 ~ joined Sparkpeople
08/06/12 ~ lost 10% of body weight
08/20/12 ~ joined my first Biggest Loser challenge
09/12/14 ~ co-cappie BLC27

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Elf name: Trixie the Candy Cane Reindeer
UPBEAT551 SparkPoints: (28,463)
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Posts: 986
12/6/12 7:04 A

I would have to say my biggest victory of the year was to start taking ballroom dance lessons. My kids got me 2 private lessons. I could NOT dance. It took me awhile to even make the appointment. But I enjoyed that first lesson. The teacher said I should enroll in group classes to learn faster, so I did. I took six weeks by myself because my boyfriend didn't want to. (Football season you know!)
Then I asked him to go to a dance with me. He said he wouldn;t know how to dance. So I asked "How do you solve that problem?" He said "Probably by taking lessons"
So now we are both in lessons and I am tickled pink.
If you are in ballroom dance and look around the room everyone has a smile on their face!

WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
12/6/12 6:42 A

Stayed on track with all my tracking and workouts!

Ane Marie
Hamilton On.Canada Est

Once you know how you can work on reaching your goals and what you are willing to do to reach them, there is only one step remaining. DO IT! MAKE YOUR DREAMS HAPPEN!

128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
12/6/12 6:36 A

Moving on from being abused.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (148,247)
Fitness Minutes: (91,032)
Posts: 25,148
12/6/12 4:10 A

Starting with emoticon

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.
Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising.
See what you are made of by joining the 10k steps day challenge.

RONNIEHUEY Posts: 11,810
12/6/12 2:04 A

Completed my BK after talking about it for three years

Ronnie Huey
ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,908
12/6/12 1:49 A

as far as fitness, I started strength training in April after 2 years of cardio only!

PLINTHESS SparkPoints: (35,868)
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Posts: 2,259
12/6/12 1:27 A

I got below 10 stone for the first time in over 40 years

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.

You can take the girl out of London, but - thank goodness - you can't take London out of the girl.
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,861
12/5/12 11:16 P

well my fear was that I'd gain a lot of weight since my hysterectomy and I've actually lost weight so I think that's my victory!

Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
LEANIE64 SparkPoints: (29,633)
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Posts: 1,691
12/5/12 11:12 P

!) I got a recumbent bike
2) I am up to 10 miles some days on the bike
3) I got a lawyer to deal with a huge problem

ON2VICTORY SparkPoints: (47,593)
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Posts: 6,703
12/5/12 9:51 P

my biggest victory for 2012 was cycling 75 miles in 5 hours flat! next year its going to be a full century! (100 miles)

RRCA Certified Adult Distance Running Coach

ACE Certified - Weight Management

Let's be friends on Facebook!/robert.wadhams.7
ON2VICTORY SparkPoints: (47,593)
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Posts: 6,703
12/5/12 9:50 P

You know that at Sparkpeople, we LOVE our woo hoo's! Woo hoo's are those victorious moments where a goal is realized and celebrated.

2012 is almost at an end. Lets celebrate by reflecting on what we achieved this year...

Post your biggest victory here and let celebrate together and the year draws to a close.

RRCA Certified Adult Distance Running Coach

ACE Certified - Weight Management

Let's be friends on Facebook!/robert.wadhams.7
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