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RUTHE_51 Posts: 11,349
10/24/09 8:52 P

Way to go. I liked your approach to adding one thing at a time. I hope we hear from you again soon to hear how you're doing now.

SMALLERMELORIE SparkPoints: (187,748)
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10/23/09 9:18 P

WooHoo, Good Job.

MABARKER40 Posts: 3,183
10/17/09 7:41 A

good point and very encouraging statements!

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
9/29/09 2:13 P

Congratulations on a job well done!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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9/28/09 9:24 P

Today was strange
one of those days where people comment negatively on my weight loss
"how much are you planning on losing?"etc
Today I am helthy because I know that I am doing right by my body
not undereating, not overeating
making sure that I get all my nutrients and my responsibility remains to my body
what other people think is their business, not mine
at 171 lbs I know that I am no where near anorexic lol.
an that my work towards health is just ODAT

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9/28/09 9:18 P

that is fantastic! congrats!!

TOTHEFUTURE1 Posts: 5,058
9/28/09 6:19 P

emoticon back emoticon best wishes with your journey

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9/20/09 8:06 A

healthy is accepting that I have been given a body that I am responsible for
Accepting that responsibility, and doing the right thing by it.
Taking care of my body as thought it is a fragile gift from god, instead of worring that it is not good enough

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9/20/09 1:31 A


Edited by: MAGDAMORALES at: 9/20/2009 (01:32)
ISMECA Posts: 270
9/20/09 12:36 A

Good for you. Keep it up! emoticon

9/20/09 12:29 A

I have been trying to find my way back to being healthy for all of my adult life. What this email has made me realize is what I though would be healthy is not always healthy and I am going to try getting healthy your way, because it truly sounds like you have found what healthy is one good habit at a time,and how to get there. Thank you for sharing your story with me.

SUSANSKI SparkPoints: (43,975)
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9/20/09 12:16 A

Thank you for sharing that. You are awesome!

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9/19/09 3:24 A

able to ride lifes up's and downs.
without lashing out, using food or any other self-destructive behaviors.
Finding other behaviors to replace the ones that are not so healthy
able to ask for help
as often as necessary
able to manage time not waste it
able to see oneself as a contributing member of society

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9/19/09 2:53 A


GRAMAO1 Posts: 46
9/19/09 2:32 A

Congradulations to you, you are truly an inspiration keep feeling healthy.

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9/17/09 10:54 P

aware of how my body feels

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
9/17/09 3:03 P


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9/16/09 11:58 P


LEANANCE Posts: 45
9/16/09 4:28 P

Congratulations...that is a great story and truly inspirational. You are so right that it is about being healthy and not thin. I know some thin people who never work out or watch what they eat...and you know what, they aren't healthy. Big kudos on quitting smoking!!! THAT is not easy...I quit 22 years ago and still consider myself a smoker, although I would never take it up again. Being healthy is the best!!! Keep at it!!!!

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9/12/09 4:58 P

like a swimmer
weightless in water

CHRISTIE*5 Posts: 1
9/12/09 3:54 P

Congratulations!! What an inspiration you are!

Thanks for sharing.

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
9/12/09 2:57 P

That's what Sparks is all about. We are a team. here to help and encourage one another. emoticon

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9/12/09 10:07 A

smart! It feels smart to do the right thing.

I felt stupid repeating all my diet mistakes.

CHRIS722 Posts: 1,363
9/12/09 8:10 A

I have to say thank you for the wake up. The email with this post was in my inbox I had not had time to read it. Now it has been about a month. And in that time my scale has been a yo-yo like it usually is. No matter how hard I try or work or focus. So I took a step back and I feel less stressed. This is very important to remember. So thank you for sharing.

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9/9/09 9:36 P

I agree -- a childish feeling of wellbeing and silly happiness.
A feeling of I can and anything is possible

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9/9/09 6:19 P

awesome story,,,


KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
9/9/09 5:21 P

You're as young as you think you are. Age is but a number. Do what you can and don't worry about what you can't do. You will be rewarded for what is done.

INHALE2680 Posts: 318
9/9/09 1:11 P

It feels good.....da, da, da, da, I knew it would!

JONNAVU Posts: 2
9/9/09 12:35 P

What a great and inspiring message. I have had this revelation lately, it's hard. Because you really want to do it for health, but when you are honest with yourself often times you realize it is to be thin thinking this will make you feel better, desirable and happy. I am now healthy and happy and the pounds are coming off added bonus, but no longer the cake.

ILOST150POUNDS Posts: 1,662
9/8/09 9:14 P

For me, it gives me a lot of satisfaction knowing that I can finally set a good example for my children!

SSSHAYES Posts: 9,867
9/8/09 7:38 P

It feels great.

9/8/09 7:14 P

Online Now  • ))
...hey guys and gals...there is ALWAYS enough youth left...ya gotta just look for a painting , a song, just the other day I watched a hawk fly. Man oh man what a sight. The kid in me just was giggling

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9/8/09 6:49 P

oh to really know what that would be like again...
I hope that I will but I have a feeling there is not enough youth left

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
9/8/09 5:19 P

WELL SAID! emoticon emoticon

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9/8/09 12:41 P

to be truly healthy one should feel alive and engaged in the world around them.

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9/7/09 5:59 P

like wearing a lighter coat and being pain free

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
9/7/09 5:56 P

Congrats to you on your loss of 15 pounds! That is just the beginning. Keep at it, you are bound to see more results. emoticon It may be in the form of inches lost or pounds. Just don't give up or become discouraged.

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9/6/09 11:57 P

balanced and at peace with my body

223DAISY Posts: 1,824
9/6/09 7:53 P

Awesome! You have inspired me! It's been one year and I've lost 15 pounds. I wish it was more, but overall I feel great with the fifteen pounds. You've inspired me to kick it up a notch. maybe I'll be able to lose more. emoticon to you!

9/6/09 9:18 A

I feel alive-I feel like me-I like being who I am

MARYGRACE99 Posts: 66
9/6/09 8:31 A

Congratulations! It makes a huge difference to hear about the value of diet and exercise from someone who knows both sides of fitness. Good for you. You are an inspiration to us all.

FEATHER15 Posts: 1
9/3/09 4:18 P

Good for you....those little changes really do add up.

Keep up the good work!!!!

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
9/3/09 3:37 P

I am going to make that same claim with you, MKHIGH40. Try to stay away from the fried stuff and eat your fruits and veggies and you should be o.k.

MKBLACK40 Posts: 157
9/3/09 12:25 P

CONGRATS ALL AROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have truly excited me....I too was diagnosed with high cholesterol and glucose levels. I can't wait to go back in November and have my doctor give me the same type of news. I'm claiming that my numbers will be lower than in March. Thanks for your posting, and you are doing SO GREAT! Keep up the phenomenal work! emoticon

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
9/1/09 3:42 P

You are on the right track! Keep up the good work!!

JOJUAN1 Posts: 313
9/1/09 3:29 P

I am so far from my weight goal, but i could say that i feel good about myself and have never felt healthier than ever. My stamina has increased, been more alert and been more active than ever.

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
9/1/09 3:17 P

Glad I could be of help. I am only helping when so many others have done the same for me. That is what makes this site so special. emoticon

8/31/09 5:44 P

Great post! I am going to put your quote where I can see it every day because it says what I should be thinking every day. "Pay more attention to being healthy than being skinny." Thanks so much! emoticon

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
8/31/09 2:54 P

You Are! Just do it the first time, the next, next, and so on, and viola! You are consistent!!! emoticon

Edited by: KHALIA2 at: 8/31/2009 (14:57)
8/30/09 9:28 P

good job!! i wish i was consistent likeyou

KHALIA2 Posts: 7,284
8/28/09 6:06 P

Congratulations on your excellent views of how to go about doing what is best for yourself. When you come to this point, that is the first step. Now, since your mind is made up, pursue your dream to Good Health! emoticon

AALYA3 Posts: 18
8/28/09 1:53 A

huge success there! congrates! yes, after all, it's being healthy that we should stress on... apart from body beautiful... later...

SOPJ29 Posts: 7
8/27/09 11:02 P

Alright! Let's do it! Let's get down to business!

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