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    *AMBER512   198,603
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2 Year Anniversary

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Well it's my "sparkiversary" or however they spell it. I joined Sparkpeople two years ago today. So I decided to take the time to sit back and reflect upon what I've learned in the last two years.

1. Only I can decide if I am meeting my goals or not. I can not rely on what other people think. Some people think I should lose more weight, some people think I should have stopped a long time ago. But the only thing that matters is what I think.

2. Having one bad day doesn't mean I should beat myself up. It's when I have beat myself up in the past that one bad day turned into one bad week or even one bad month. Basically, I've learned to stop taking myself so seriously. I had one bad day. Who cares? Leave it at that and move on. Because tomorrow is a brand new opportunity to be as healthy as I can be.

3. Physical exercise doesn't have to be a chore. Find something that you love to do! I sometimes forget this one even now. I think that I should do other things so that I don't get burned out on one thing. Which is important, yes, but I have decided not to change too much unless I actually am tired of the exercises I've been doing. I know what I think is fun, so I'm going to stick to it. I'm not going to force myself to do things I hate unless I actually want to switch up my routine!

4. And the final thing I thought about was, I am important. I know that it feels good to help out all of the other people in my life. But not to the point where I neglect myself. I am important! I have to do some things for myself. I am an important member of society and I can't help out all of the people I want to, if I am not also taking care of myself.

So here's to me! Two years ago I was a very different person and two years from now I'll probably be just as different. I hope to be a stronger, smarter, more courageous version of the person I am today.
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DNJEN471 2/11/2009 6:59PM

    You have accomplished so much! Proud of you!

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BLACKIE2 2/10/2009 1:37AM

    what an inspiration!

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READY4LIVE 2/9/2009 8:42PM

    Congrats on reaching two years! Your such an inspiration =)

I love the hopeful note at the end

"Two years ago I was a very different person and two years from now I'll probably be just as different. I hope to be a stronger, smarter, more courageous version of the person I am today. "

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SAMANTHAKALLAS 2/9/2009 7:58PM

    Congrats on sticking to your healthy lifestyle for two years. You have made some awesome changes and are constantly changing into the person you are creating. Good job and here's to two more years!

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BIONIC2 2/9/2009 3:47PM

    emoticon YOU!!

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AATKINSON13 2/8/2009 12:51PM

    You rock, Amber!

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MDTWEETY 2/8/2009 10:55AM

    Great blog, Amber! Happy Sparkiversary! I wrote a similar reflection blog on my Sparkiversary last year. My 2nd Sparkiversary passed and I didn't even notice. LOL!!
Have a great week! I'm so proud of you - you've been an inspiration to me on this journey. :)

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JIBBIE49 2/8/2009 12:29AM

    emoticon Working toward year 3 now, I am sure!!

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ETTEZEUS 2/7/2009 11:00PM

    Happy Sparkaversary! You are doing fantastic and have a wonderful attitude. And you look great on top of it!
Keep it up! YOU are important!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/7/2009 6:26PM

    Happy, Happy sparkversary, Amber!
Good job!
I won't judge you and say you need to lsoe more or you ahve lsot enough. You are right it is up to you and you alone.
Here's to many mroe years with SP!

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MOM2ACAT 2/7/2009 5:48PM

    Happy Spark Anniversary!

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CURVYCURLS 2/7/2009 5:32PM

    Congrats on making it 2 years! These are all such great points, I finally came to terms with #2 a few weeks ago and it has made a big difference in how quickly I get back on track. Great work!

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