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My 2nd anniversary is coming up on Spark

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I am reflecting on my two years here on spark - when I joined spark it wasnt to lose weight - it was to gain health. I feel better than I did two years ago.
I changed some things that have impacted my health.
My first two months I was on spark I did not do much, except read. I was like a sponge taking in all that this site has to offer. By my fourth month here I was on my treadmill working hard and I lowered my cholesterol 64 points in 7 weeks! woohoo! No meds. Just exercise and good eating. I learned that from SPARK. I have thrown 3 drs to the way side. I am maintaining stage 3 kidney failure with normal readings!!

Granted I have had more set backs then most.
That Jan I tore a back muscle - not by exercise, helping hubby move a piece of furniture. February I had bronchitus and a secondary infection which laid me up for almost 6 weeks. On and off for the next year and a half it was one thing or another. My bad ankle, bouts of nausea and vomiting, my thyroid being OFF for six months, a staff infection, an ear infection, allergy to meds and fish oil, a viral infection that lasted four months, an eye infection that lasted 3 months, ect,ect. You get the pic.

I have not given in and I have not given up. I was hoping that this would be the year that I would be healthy enough to focus on losing some weight. Did not happen. It might - I am still walking and still eating healthy. I am feeling GOOD. I am motivated and feeling rejuvenated.

God willing I am going to stay healthy and moving this time. I am praying for His grace and His mercy to help me to continue to Spark on and gain more health so I can focus on losing this year. There are 6 months and a few days left in this year.
I will not give up. I strive for health every day, in every step I take. I keep on keeping on!

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    Getting healthy is better then losing weight, as if you aren't healthy but don't weigh much you are still really unhealthy. If you are healthy they've proven that you will live a healthier, longer life even if you are overweight. Keep going.
    2754 days ago
    Happy emoticon you have done a great job! Keep up the amazing work!
    2755 days ago
    Great job continuing your journey! Lots of detours, but that's what makes it "interesting," right? LOL! Happy almost anniversary!
    2756 days ago
    Congratulations on your Sparkaversary! And keep your eyes on your goals -- you'll get there because God is with you every day, to bless and keep you. emoticon
    2756 days ago
    emoticon on your emoticon You've had a rough road, but you just keep on going, and are constantly a source of inspiration. emoticon emoticon
    2756 days ago
    Keep on keeping on. Thank you for being team leader, i know sometimes it must be difficult when going thru so many things. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Caroline
    2756 days ago
    Good for you to keep going despite all the setbacks!! It is so easy to give in when life hands you a setback but you have kept going and that in itself is a great thing emoticon
    2756 days ago
    emoticon Keep up a good effort. emoticon ! -- Lou
    2756 days ago
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