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6 Months of Spark - A Celebration


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Friday, October 15, 2010

When I woke up this morning the air was crisp. I had my duvet pulled up to my nose and my cat was curled up in his usual ball of warmth at my side. A perfect morning to laze around and stay in bed too long, making myself late for work.

But that's only what I would have done 6 months ago.

This morning, I pulled back the covers to the chilly morning air, arose from the comfort and warmth of my sheets and my cat and laced on my brand new Saucony running shoes - a gift to myself for 50 pounds lost and my six month Sparkversary.

Six months ago I couldn't talk on the phone and walk at the same time without the person on the other end questioning me if I was running a marathon. I wheezed for breath at every turn. Today I ran over 2 miles in 28 minutes. Today I celebrated my lungs and my bones and my feet and my breath. Today I am healthier and happier than I have been in years. Today is a good day.

Six months ago I would have hit the snooze button ad-infinitum - wasting my morning, wasting my life away in bed. This morning, I seized the day by the shoelaces on my sneakers and accomplished feats of athleticism in the early morning chill. It wasn't easy. No piece of cake. But I did it. And therein lies the difference.

Six months ago I did not. Today, I do.

Today I packed my lunch. Today I drank my water. Today I am caring for myself in a way that I have never cared for myself before. Today I notice how I am feeling. And I make the adjustments, and do the things that I know will make me feel even better. And therein lies the difference.

Six months ago I smothered my feelings with food. Today, I feel.

In the next six months I will lose another 50 pounds. I will run a 5K, and maybe a 10K. I will travel to Germany at least 60 pounds lighter than the last time I went to Europe. I will turn 30 knowing that the next decade of my life will be so much better than the last decade. And therein lies the difference.

Six months ago I "couldn't". Today, I will.

Thank you SparkPeople for 6 months of Accountability, Acceptance and Affirmation. Here's to many more months to come. To my wonderful Sparkfriends who have walked with me every step of this journey so far - thank you! I look forward to running with you in the months to come.

In Six Months I Am:

53 pounds lighter
50 inches smaller (that's over 4 feet!)
Miles fitter
Platefuls healthier

...And so, so much happier.

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ONE6OH 11/5/2010 10:48PM

    Reading your post made my chest swell with pride and I don't even know you. Your testimony is an inspiration to all who want to feel healthier, thinner and energized.
Thanks for sharing.

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TEENY_BIKINI 11/5/2010 10:36PM

    Go rock star.

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MELADUKE1 11/1/2010 10:26PM

    I love the way you write, and I am so happy for your success. Keep up the Great work!!!

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EDWARDS1411 10/30/2010 8:43PM

    Great blog - and GREAT success in just six months!!!
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LIGHTHOUSE0403 10/30/2010 8:55AM

  Thank you for sharing!
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REBECCAW84 10/29/2010 11:39AM

    So great, Awsome!

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WINTERPARKS33 10/28/2010 3:39PM

  A beautiful post. Isn't it amazing how great life can be!

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SHECHAM 10/27/2010 10:31PM

    Congratulations on your marvelous success! Isn't Sparkpeople awesome??? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HLTHYRNRMOM 10/27/2010 5:54PM

    wooohoo!! YOU GO GIRL!!

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BECKYLYNNE77 10/27/2010 5:40PM

    that is awesome emoticon emoticon

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JFO0357 10/27/2010 5:03AM

    Very motivating! Congrats!

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PINKTEACHER 10/26/2010 8:15PM

    This was so inspiring. I hope you don't mind, but I'm adding you so that I remember to read your blogs.

"Six months ago I "couldn't". Today, I will. " - I want to be saying that come April. emoticon

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RANDOM00B 10/25/2010 4:42PM

    Congratulations on the 50lbs+ & 50inches+ lost. More importantly, congratulations on the new perspective!

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JENJESS48 10/25/2010 1:14PM

    Amazing progress, Jenn! You're truly an inspiration.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/25/2010 7:43AM

    I'm so happy for you!

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JKTENTATIVE 10/25/2010 12:08AM

    Beautifully written and heartfelt blog...thanks so much for sharing. It was a joy to read this.

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WAIANAEGAL 10/24/2010 5:40PM

    What a wonderful blog... Thank You so much for the inspiration and know that emoticon !!!

Blessings to you,
Carlene

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HOWLERMOM 10/24/2010 3:44PM

    Inspirational and so true - Thanks! emoticon emoticon

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GRAYDASH 10/24/2010 3:02PM

    very nicely written!

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TAMNTN 10/24/2010 12:27PM

    Great reflections!!! Awesome, Awesome, AWESOME!!! Keep it up! :)

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BARBARAJ73 10/24/2010 9:39AM

    emoticon your words are very encouraging. Thanks for sharing!

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KEELY128 10/24/2010 8:31AM

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JIBBIE49 10/24/2010 2:03AM

    emoticon Wonderful to see your blog as a FEATURED Blog. emoticon

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VIUDANEGRA 10/24/2010 12:40AM

  emoticon thanks for all the encouragement and cont to do and send us messages like these thanks

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CATLOVER110 10/23/2010 10:51PM

    emoticon Good for you! What an inspirational blog!

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SLIMMER58 10/23/2010 10:09PM

  emoticon Congratulations on 6 months of great achievements. Sparks certainly has helped me believe that I can not only lose weight and keep it off but more importantly, also live a healthier life. Reading your blog justifies that belief!

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KRAWRS 10/23/2010 8:40PM

    Wow! Great job! You have really motivated me! I loved this blog. Thank you for reminding me why I am here... I want this to be me in six months! You've done great, and I have no doubt you will continue to do great! High five!!

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GINGERVISTA 10/23/2010 6:33PM

    Nothing like a new pair of shoes as motivation. emoticon
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LOGOULD 10/23/2010 4:57PM

    How wonderful it is that you have your life back! What a reason to CELEBRATE!!! WOO HOO!!!

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SPEEDY143 10/23/2010 4:25PM

    Its a wonderful life and YOU are living it!!!!! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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SMILEYBEE 10/23/2010 11:02AM

    Wow! Great job! emoticon

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PELESJEWEL 10/23/2010 9:41AM

    Congratulations my friend!! You not only look fantastic, your projection of health, happiness, inner strength, power, pride, confidence, just oozes out of every word you just wrote. You believe in YOU now and that in itself is the gift!

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MARIAND123 10/23/2010 9:00AM

    Awesome thanks for sharing. This was very encouraging for me today.

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ZOEJADA 10/22/2010 10:36PM

    Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary! You're doing great and you have a terrific attitude!
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MEADSBAY 10/22/2010 8:57PM

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I am sososososososo happy for you!

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BRITCHES82 10/22/2010 8:50PM

    This is a very inspiring blog! Good job!!!! Keep it up! PS... I LOVE THE WAY YOU WRITE :)

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JHUNEBUGROCKS 10/22/2010 2:42PM

    Auf Weidersen!!! I think you just changed the way my brain hears the word "TODAY" because of the way you said it. TODAY is a brand new day, let's Spark together!!!

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VANILLAMAMA 10/22/2010 2:23PM

  Heres to the next six months. You can do this!

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CRYERMAMA 10/22/2010 2:12PM

    Your blog has encouraged me to continue. I was really down this morning because I actually gained 1/2 lb. this week and was ready to give up. You have shown me what I have to look forward to. I too am having trouble walking without losing my breath, but I will walk every day and will soon be where you are. Thanks! emoticon

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ANUSCHKA9 10/22/2010 2:10PM

    This is so inspiring. Thank you.

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ANNA--BANANA 10/22/2010 1:52PM

    Oh my Lord, this blog made me cry! But with happiness - what beautiful things to be celebrating! I look forward to being able to write such a blog for my 6 month Sparkversary! Congratulations to you!

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SLR00570 10/22/2010 1:50PM

    I love this blog soooo much! I started my, "I can, I will, and I did" today. Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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EMILYBBB 10/22/2010 12:38PM

    Thanks for the blog. Very inspiring.

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STEVENGO2 10/22/2010 11:56AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon and for the future goals emoticon also have a emoticon to celebrate your spark! emoticon

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