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EGR2BEME
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A Happy Day!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

This is my first blog...and I have been a member of Spark for a long time...March 2006 to be exact. I love this website and all of the motivation, support and encouragement. I have always stayed close by.

Something clicked for me in April 2010 and I made a decision to make a new start. I went to my MD and learned that I had issues with cholesterol, thyroid, etc. that needed to be addressed. I found a great nutritionist who believes in clean eating, whole foods - nothing but the best and I decided to give it a try.

Over the course of these months, with the help of the MD, the nutritionist, all of my SPARK friends and my family, I can finally say that I am making progress in the right direction.

My cholesterol has dropped from 265 to 201. My weight this morning hit 197 - I have not seen numbers in the 100s since possibly high school!

One day at a time, I know I cannot take a second for granted.

I went on vacation last week with family and gained 4 pounds. In the past, that would have taken me down the slippery slope. But when I got home, after one day, I started back in and those few pounds came off very quickly.

I wanted to post this blog to let you know (if you are discouraged) that it really can happen. I wish I could say what made it click for me in April - I think it was the conversation with my MD in part.

I am convinced too, that the clean eating is critical for me. I have learned so much!

I hope to post a few pictures soon to my SPARK page...something I have not done in the past.

Thank you to all my SPARK friends and to my family for all of the support and encouragement. I need it now more than ever. I will need to keep focused and taking the right steps to keep on this journey. I still have a long way to go...progress and not perfection!

DON'T GIVE UP!!

Ellen


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  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    Congratulations!! You are doing great!!
    2051 days ago
  • v EGR2BEME
    Note to Self: Time to re-read the blog and get back committed to your plan! YOU CAN DO IT!!
    2057 days ago
  • v JENNY888
    Great blog and congratulations! I look forward to seeing those pictures. emoticon
    2191 days ago
  • v ELKHOUNDMOM1
    Congratulations on your success! I agree with you - focus is a huge part of this journey and it looks like you are well on your way!

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    2191 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2010 2:40:19 PM
  • v MAGPIE74
    Great job. That is a huge drop in your Cholesterol numbers. emoticon And welcome to Onederland emoticon

    Keep up the blogging - you are a great example and motivator for others.
    2191 days ago
  • v REILLYGIRRRL
    Great job. I'm sure you've motivated many with your positive attitude.
    2191 days ago
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