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I did it...I did it...I really DID IT!!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Yes, I made GOAL!!!!!!!!!!

Today is my one year anniversary at SP and I so wanted to make goal.

On this day last year, I was depressed and in tears. I pulled out my winter clothes and none of them fit. I stood in front of the mirror and looked myself in the face and said, "You have got to do something about this." So I thought I would start by joining this site and seeing what it was all about. And I was so impressed. I thought that I would start on eating healthy first. After losing the first 10 pounds, I decided I might lose another 10. After losing 30, I decided to start exercising on a regular basis.

I've lost 60 pounds during this year. And it was easy!

Now some might say 60 pounds in one year is not much; however, I did it by just eating sensibly and exercising moderately. I became best friends with the Motivation Articles, I learned that I could have a cheat day and jump right back on track. That was empowering in itself!

I'm a 54 year old woman that walks with a spring in her step. I even got on the trampoline with my family and laughed till it hurt last week!

Oh! And those clothes that were too little last year...they are too BIG. I'm having a grand time altering some of them and giving others away.

Thanks, SparkPeople for leading me to a healthy life. I have met many friends here that have helped with my journey.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JRENEE1803 4/24/2009 10:50PM

    Congratulations, you are a true inspiration. How did you fight the feeling of never being full? I'm always hungry, can never feel like I get enough to eat.

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SPEECHIED 1/1/2009 3:56PM

    Well you certainly have inspired me! I think that I am you one year ago~!
I hope I can be as successful! Very impressive. Also thanks for the welcome carnation goodie. The "sparklers" are sure a welcoming bunch! Happy Healthy New Year!

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JARYMOE 12/26/2008 5:27PM

    I am so proud of you, Mom! You've inspired me. emoticon

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LEYETTE 10/29/2008 10:59AM

    AWESOME!!! Congratulations to you. Losing 60 is a lot and you are so inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing your story!!


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HARRINGTON5 10/5/2008 2:04PM

    Wow, That is a wonderful story. I don't think one year was too long. You are going to keep it off that way.

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ARYANNE1016 9/18/2008 8:10PM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal! You're inspiring me to keep going. emoticon

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PSCARPA16 9/17/2008 3:57PM


I am so happy for you! you are a truly an inspiration!! I am so blessed to have met you and call you my FRIEND!

I am so proud of you, we know it is no easy feat, yet you did it!

you go girl, keep sewing those clothes or give them away and buy new ones you so deserve them!

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GRALLEN 9/17/2008 1:35PM

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ELLEN10 9/17/2008 9:54AM

  Great job you are an inspiration and i hope to do the same emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 9/16/2008 9:49PM

    Congrats on your accomplishments!
It's amazing what we can do in a year if we set our minds to it.

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VONBLACKBIRD 9/16/2008 8:41PM

    You are beautiful inside and out and so motivational for us all. Thanks for sharing this with us. Big Hugs. emoticon

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NANCYJEAN6 9/16/2008 2:18PM

    Nena, I got tears in my eyes for you.How great is that to jump on a trampoline with your family, I can only imagine. I pray that next year by this time I will have reached my goal too. You are a Dear friend to me and so many others. I'm extremely proud of you and your acomplishment. May we lead our group on SP together for a long time. TY from all us for your support and input and of course great example on the Gastric Bypass team, OH YES! & great sister in the Lord!! emoticon

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NORAKENO 9/16/2008 1:27PM

    I'm so PROUD of you! Way to go, honey. ~Karon

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NIMAWEYGH 9/16/2008 11:42AM

    You are an inspiration and 60 pounds is a wonderful accomplishment in one year.
You pat yourself on the back, blow your own horn. You deserve it!

Way to go and keep up the good work.


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REYNJANET 9/16/2008 10:33AM

    Congrats!!! You did great in a year's time!!!!! sharing your anniversary -- Sparks has been a welcome addition to our lives!

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YOOHOORENEE 9/16/2008 9:36AM

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I am so excited for you!! You have fought the battle and won and you deserve to laugh until it hurts! I bet that's burning calories! lol

Speaking of laughing until it hurts - at church this past Sunday our pastor was doing a sermon on raising G rated kids in an X rated world. One of the things he pointed out to us was that we should have happy homes. His question was "have you ever laughed with your kids until it hurt?" Just wanted to share that with you and let you know it makes me feel good to see you having a good chuckle with your family.

You have inspired me today!
Be blessed!

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JELLYBEAN72 9/16/2008 9:14AM

    Congrats to you!! Awesome Job!! emoticon

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MKLOMBARD333 9/16/2008 9:08AM


You go, girl! Great job!!!


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