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My first year at Sparkpeople - a big disappointment and ...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

... a huge success at the same time ! emoticon

Why a big disappointment, I hear you shout!
Well, when I joined a year ago I wanted to get fitter and wanted to lose the last few pounds and I feel I didn't. I'm still struggling to lose the weight and don't really feel fitter. emoticon

BUT - it also has been a huge success, because I haven't given up. A year ago I would have given up after not losing the weight but I'm still here.
I did reach my goal of walking the marathon in May (even if I was so much in pain afterwards I probably won't do it again). I have started jogging and found it EXTREMELY hard. A year ago I would have given up but now I'm persevering and gradually, VERY gradually I am improving.
I can now run for a little bit, am still enjoying it, and am losing inches, even if not pounds.

So, really, it hasn't been a disappointment (got you looking though emoticon )
it has been a great success and I'm looking forward to my second year!

Thank you everybody for the lovely messages on my page and all those goodies, they have been very appreciated emoticon

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NJJAZZ 11/10/2010 7:14PM

    You are not a quitter............................
.. continue to look at the postives.

You go girl ( or in this case you stay ) right here on Sp I mean.

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INGMARIE 8/22/2010 8:56AM

    Great attitude there emoticon emoticon
keep it up, it will change your life forever emoticon
I have found that the good choises are winning over bad ones most of the time, so it is lifechanging emoticon

Have a nice weekend emoticon

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MSWEEZER 8/21/2010 9:49PM

    How wonderful indeed. Says a lot about YOU as a person and your character. Never giving up is the key and clearly you've done better than you give yourself credit for. Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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SHAWFAN 8/19/2010 12:56PM

    emoticon Job well done! Keep up the great work!

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NLS2013 8/19/2010 11:31AM

    I like your optimism and perseverence. Reminded me of the important things! :)

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YELLOWBIRD01 8/19/2010 10:04AM

    Keep on working at it!! You are so worth it!! You can do it!! Keep up the great work!!

I understand how you feel. Keep on working at it, you will get there!!



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BZYBOYSMOM 8/18/2010 7:07PM

    Keep on keeping on! You're worth it! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 8/18/2010 6:46PM

    Your doing a great job, congrats.

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SHARON10002 8/18/2010 6:29PM

    emoticon on sticking it out for the year. You have been making some healthy lifestyle changes. Just take it one day at a time. That way it's not so daunting and overwhelming!

Keep up the good work! You're doing emoticon !

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SHARON10002 8/18/2010 6:29PM

    emoticon on sticking it out for the year. You have been making some healthy lifestyle changes. Just take it one day at a time. That way it's not so daunting and overwhelming!

Keep up the good work! You're doing emoticon !

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LINDALEE14 8/18/2010 6:28PM

    Bravo!! Keep it going...

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MAMMA321 8/18/2010 5:49PM

  that,s the spirit...

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