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Thursday, August 07, 2014

You know, today was really the worst day I've had since starting SparkPeople over 1,000 days ago.

My eating was totally out of control and contained nothing in the way of nutritional value.

After berating myself, I had an epiphany -- this was how I used to eat on a daily basis and never gave it a moment of consideration back then. Today, thanks to this program, I know what to do in order to get back on track.

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/7/2014 10:21AM

    You are absolutely right! (I've done the same thing) The best part of spark people is that every day is a new day to make good choices!

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    Exactly :)

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NELLJONES 8/7/2014 8:11AM

    Stay on track Just Today. One Day. Each day is another day in which to succeed.

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TORTISE110 8/7/2014 7:24AM

    Good for you for being so aware. And we do know the drill, don't we! LOL

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MOM43BEES 8/7/2014 12:15AM

  No one is perfect. What's important is that you pick yourself back up and get back on track. Sometimes we learn more from our mistakes than we do from our successes. Progress, not perfection.

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It's been over two years now!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Although I don't post updates, SparkPeople has been vital in my life. This site has been a daily habit that I have no intention of breaking.

Once I realized that part of my new lifestyle is being accountable to MYSELF it made things much easier. The last two years have been spent gaining a new attitude about food and moving. By moving I just mean getting off the couch and going for a walk. My goal is to reach the 10,000 steps per day that is the suggested recommendation.

Exercise was NEVER in my vocabulary, even when I was young, but just two weeks ago I joined a gym. Living in Minnesota, winters can be brutal. There really were very few days that I missed my walk even with the weather, however getting older I'm more concerned about falling and felt this might be a safer route. It's also important to note that I hadn't seen any changes to my body in quite some time so am looking forward to the next chapter in my ongoing lifestyle.

It's so easy to log in every single day and the amount of information available to us is really unbelievable. We should all feel very lucky.

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NELLJONES 10/28/2013 8:23AM

    As long as the gym has heat! When I was younger I would chuckle at the older folks walking around the mall, but now I understand completely. It's warm, flat, no gravel, perfect for getting in those steps.

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TUPPERWARE1 10/28/2013 8:03AM

    Hurrah for the gym.My dad lives in Mn.When the husky dogs want in it's cold!Your doing well keep going.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 10/27/2013 7:56PM

    I'm really impressed at what you have accomplished.

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JESSICA_RYAN 10/27/2013 7:10PM

    I also enjoy the amount of information available on Sparkpeople. I don't log in every day but I log in pretty frequently. When I got my fitbit I started moving more and in the last year I too have made it my goal to get 10,000 steps a day in. Good luck on your journey. Sparkpeople is a fun place to share the journey.

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The "program" almost one year later...

Monday, September 24, 2012

I couldn't be more thrilled with this program! Since starting SparkPeople (just a few days shy of one year) I am now 81 pounds lighter and, being a 52 year old woman, never in my wildest dreams did I think that would be possible. My attitude about food, myself and life in general has changed drastically. I take joy in the daily small changes that have made such a difference.

In reading a few blogs, some people are disappointed with a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week. Well, let me tell you, that one pound loss adds up to 52 pounds in the course of a year. Rejoice in that and stick with it!

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SWEET-SUE1 11/12/2014 7:31AM

    I never thought of only 1 pound a week being so important to appreciate! That they add up to 52 lbs a year? Hey, I can live with that!

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MOMWATTY 10/6/2012 10:32AM

    Wow! I just stumbled upon your blog. It caught my eye because I am celebrating my one year anniversary too! This sight has been an inspiration to me and a tool that I value to the point that I tell others to join! You are a woman my age that just described what my journey has lead to. Thank you for sharing and here's to good kudos that your remaining years will continue to bring you good health and great successes! I'd like to add you to my friends list so we can chat from time to time?

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SHAKENMA 9/26/2012 9:30AM

    Wow! You're doing great!!

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CATHGREEN8 9/24/2012 10:05PM

    Wow, just wow! thanks for inspiring me!

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CLIP53 9/24/2012 9:48PM

    Well said and Congratulations

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JUDYAMK 9/24/2012 9:46PM

    you are the emoticon in what you said about the 1 to 2 pound weight loss. I agree 100 percent it adds up week after week you are the proof emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7th Month on "The Program"

Monday, April 23, 2012

This is my first entry although I've been on the program for 7 months. I've never thought of myself as a great writer or communicator however even if I was I doubt there would be adequate words to describe how I feel about this site. It's really changed my life and thought process regarding my weight.

As of weigh in day today I've lost a total of 62 pounds by eating healthy meals and walking. I've been using SparkPeople in conjunction with counting points using the "old" Weight Watchers program. Being almost 52 I never imagined seeing results like I have in this short period of time.

I'm very proud of my accomplishments but really credit SparkPeople for helping me change my life.

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JOYFULROAD 8/21/2012 10:42PM

  Fantastic, I'm only 12 days into this, so it is very encouraging to read blogs like this, thanks for posting!

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OUT-OF-ASHES 4/24/2012 9:35AM

    You should be proud, 62 pounds is no small feat! Great job! Today is my 3 months and I've lost 20 pounds, yeah I'd say this site works miracles.

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DWROBERGE 4/24/2012 12:46AM

    Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it I started in July of 2007 and down 44.4 lbs. It works.

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