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One Year Now


Friday, January 23, 2009

It has been a year since I actively started to use Spark People. Tracking what I eat has really taught me to reduce my portion size because I could see how much I was eating was creating meals that has way to many calories.

I have been walking at least three days a week and since November I have been getting a workout at the Physical Therapy Gym to try to losen up my stiffness and reduce my pain.

All and All between the watching what I eat and the walking and exercising I have lost forty pounds.

I have found that participating in the groups has been highly motivating. I have made friends that have had a great influence on me and really helped me to do this. And I have found that I can also help others.

Spark People has been wonderful. If you use it you will benefit from it. If you do not use it you will not have the benefits of others helping and motivating you.
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HYPERRED 10/2/2009 11:34AM

  I think you are doing great.
I wish I can get motivated to start walking.
I know I need to but getting up doing it is hard.
I need a good puch!

Keep up the good work and I LOVE the full screen picture of the dog!!!!

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NANAOFHUCK 8/28/2009 8:20AM

    Mark I'm so proud of your success. You are a real encouragement to me. If you can make it I surely can too. When it starts cooling down I'm going to start walking more. Maybe even do some mall walking three times a week. You truly do motivate me to get back on the wagon. Thank you for being a friend. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 3/15/2009 11:45PM

    That is great the you are walking more. I know that when you first start out the arthritis will hurt more but as you keep going you will find that it does lessen. The temperature changes seem to make it hurt more than walking. Congrats on the weight loss. emoticon

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ITSABOUTME2407 2/24/2009 1:21PM

    thanks for the reminders yeah we gotta be active on sparks if we don't participate we are not going to get many benefits offered myself,I do good for a couple days then off a week so have had lots of struggles ...intend on changing this ...starting yesterday..well wishing u a great successful week emoticon trish

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