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After 30+ years I did it!!!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I'm in complete shock-When I first started Spark 2 years next month, it was selfishly to occupy my time,I was so use to working 40+ hours a week and had to stop working suddenly. OK so I began Spark, after a few weeks,I became semi-serious, my B/P was up, as was my cholesterol. I thought my weight was OK, needed to lose a few pounds. Looking back though,and remembering I was close to either 1348 or 142-one of those number's. The more I was active on Spark, the more serious I became on being healthy.

There hasn't been one food item I've eaten these past almost 2 years that I didn't like.I just ate more in moderation ate more fruit,vegtables,less butter,cut down on fried foods, used the nutrition tracker, and exercises. The exercise;s became at first done grudgingly but I actually came to enjoy them, along w/ tracking on Spark's exercise tracker. One thing, well 2 things I pretty much cut out of drinking-ice tea (sugar) and soda-just those 2 drinks brought my weight down 10-12 pounds. I made it a habit to see my Dr. every 6 months for lab work, make sure all my number's,especially my cholesterol was in check. That came down, but not enough-I do believe it is hereditary,as my Dad too had high number's. I'm due back in September for another lab draw-last one was 225 which has been the lowest I've ever seen.

I have after 6 kids always wanted to be at my high school weight, 118-but knew it was probably a dream. Well it happened this morning,I am at 118!!! I'm finally into size 4!! Me who over 2 years ago was up to 10-12, and wore the jumper denim one piece dress to "hide it all"-I can be compulsive so will not weigh myself all the time-haven't been anyhow-

I will continue to do what I'm doing-eating/thinking and doing healthy!!!Probably what has gotten me this far is too, the friends I have made here. Anyone "new" keep active on Spark, oh yea,drink your water too!!! Everyone here has been so supportive, when I'm up/down/crying/laughing, my friends here listen and motivate me. I am ever so grateful to Spark for all their tools to make me a success, and last but never least all my friends here who have kept me going when I thought I couldn't go any more. Love you all!!!
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SUSIEQ1017 10/26/2010 10:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You done good my friend.

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HANNAH_CALM 9/27/2010 1:02PM

    Congratulations for getting to your high school weight! That must be so amazing! That's something I'm working on myself, unless I weigh more when I'm more muscular than I was then. You are quite an inspiration, thank you!

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ACTIONGIRLT 9/5/2010 2:40PM

    wow, congrats. You are inspiring to us all. Keep having those healthy thoughts and actions. Isn't it nice to enjoy those things that you once did? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HELEN74AU 7/25/2010 11:17PM

    Congratulations!!! From reading the other posts it seems that you have had a few things to contend with and your blog just goes to show that you can do it no matter what the circumstances.
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JEN-TINK11 7/25/2010 10:42PM

    Poud of you

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GOOZLEBEAR 7/25/2010 10:19PM

    I though surely I had commented on your blog but don't see my post anywhere???!!!! I am so proud of you, you are doing awesome especially with all you have to go through each day.

Well done special spark friend, you are an awesome person!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATHYSCOLLIES 7/24/2010 6:16PM

    Well done indeed, Kathleen!

I know you have so much 'over the top' kinds of stress to contend with in your everyday life which makes this accomplishment even more impressive.

I am in awe, my friend - you are a truly amazing person, a woman of such strengths, wisdom and love - someone we should all model ourselves after.

Love you bunches,
Kathy

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DORI53 7/23/2010 5:46AM

    Fantastic! And the best part is how healthy you are becoming! emoticon Great Job!

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DEBSZOO74 7/23/2010 12:38AM

    I just found this blog today. Congratulations on reaching your goal and for making healthy changes for yourself. You're awesome! emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 7/22/2010 4:22PM

    Just saw this blog today, as I haven't been keeping up with Spark for the last couple of weeks. So, I was thrilled for you when I read this. What an accomplishment! Be proud of yourself - and - thanks for the additional inspiration. You're the best!

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BARBARA_BOO 7/15/2010 6:47PM

    I like the changes you've made in your "eating/thinking/doing". They're changes you actually like and can live with, without feeling deprived. I think maintenance of your 118-lb, size 4, body (has a nice ring to it)will be much easier because of those new ways of living your life.
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And you're so right about the support from friends at SP.

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TENACIOUSTRISH 7/14/2010 9:35AM

    Congrats! That's awesome!

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BELLACUDDLES 7/14/2010 7:48AM

    YOU ROCK, KATHLEEN! God is blessing you!

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DODDSM 7/13/2010 11:19AM

    Way to go Kathleen - you have done a fabulous job!!! Congratulations

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CALIFSHEWOLF 7/10/2010 10:42PM

    Kat....you have worked hard to make it to your goal. Congratulations and please post a picture for us. All your friends here share in your joy.
Hugs, De

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GOOZLEBEAR 7/10/2010 10:29PM

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Kat, I am soooo proud of you, wow girl size 4 that is amazing. You need to post a picture of the new you!!!!!! You have worked so hard to get where you are and I know you will stay there with all the new habits you have formed. I count it a priveledge to know you here on Spark (and off!). What an accomplishment and especially for all you have to do each day!

Love and hugs,
Sandi

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M_E_L_I_S_A 7/10/2010 6:59PM

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Girl! I had no idea you was that close to goal. It's amazing what 2 year can bring. I'm so happy for you....now I want pics! You rock!
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JEN-TINK11 7/10/2010 6:50PM

    Good 4 u!

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SPARKANGEL413 7/10/2010 4:15PM

    WOW! Congratulations!!! emoticon

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JUDYPETE1 7/10/2010 3:30PM

    you are amazing!!! (we knew it, now you do, too!!) CONGRATS!!

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FITPRO77 7/10/2010 3:11PM

    congrats on your accomplishments.

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MILLISMA 7/10/2010 3:02PM

    Awesome. Didn't even know you were close. Enjoy your accomplishment.
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EUPHROSYNEA 7/10/2010 2:55PM

    Wow! Congratulations! You've come a long way and should be very proud of yourself :)
I also owe a lot to Spark and the wonderful community. I have found so many great people on here! And I also love how my life has changed since I joined.

Keep it up! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 7/10/2010 2:55PM

    OMG, girl!!!! emoticon I had no idea!! emoticon Fantastic!!!
You know, I had lost about 10 then basically quit working at it and it's all back! My dream was to reach my first year college weight of 110 and I figured it was only just a dream. You have motivated me, girl!! Maybe I CAN do it! Getting busy!
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Jayne

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RHCOOKSON 7/10/2010 2:50PM

    Congratulations! That's emoticon !!!

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