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1 year SparkVersary! (with stats & pictures)

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Thank you Spark People! 1 Year Ago I weighed 75 pounds more, I wasn't able to easily go up a flight a stairs, bend down to put on my shoes, taking a walk with my dog was exhausting and more. Life was daunting.

A few months later when the weather broke and I started riding my bike I couldn't even go a mile. But with the strong mindset behind SP, I kept at it, going a little further each time. Until in July I could bike to work - 8 miles one way! By October I did Bike4BreastCancer which was 24 miles! Now I am working towards Tour De Cure in June which will be a Metric Century - 100 km (62 miles).

I have reached so many goals I didn't think I could. Not just weight loss goals, but fitness goals, learning to like and enjoy fitness, being more adventurous, and more.

I attended a cardio blast work out class with some work friends the other night - something I would have never done a year ago!

I have been promoted at work - something I give credit in part to the fact I am dressing better, have lost weight, have more confidence, have clear goals, and am happier.

There is so much more I want to say but I can't find the words!

2/1/10
250lbs
pants: 24/26
top: 2X
bra: 44DD

2/1/11
176-178lbs
pants: 12/14
top: M-L
bra: 40D

I have been kind of stalled the last few weeks-months but it's okay! I've almost lost 75lbs, and I know I will loose the next 26lbs soon! These winter months with school and work have been tough, so I'm hoping once the weather breaks and I can be more active outside as well it will be easier to get those pounds off. However, I havent gained back during this time so I am happy with that.


PICTURES:

BEFORE:

December 2008


June 2009


December 2009 (two months before starting with SP)


(bottom left)


NOW:
October 2010 getting ready for a friend's wedding


December 2010 with my cousin's baby Cooper


December 2010 out with my cousins


TODAY 2/3/11


I cut 11 inches off my hair at the end of December and donated it to Wigs4Kids http://www.wigs4kids.org/





Thank you everyone I have gained inspiration from, talked to, learned from, gotten support from, leaned on, and more during this past year. SparkPeople has unbelievably great resources, people, and more. I look forward to the next year of learning and growing!
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BLAZEGRRL 2/3/2011 1:26PM

    Great work! You look fantastic and love the haircut for the new you!! :)

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ANNISSAT 2/3/2011 12:03PM

    emoticon , you look emoticon !

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ASL191 2/3/2011 12:02PM

    Wow - what a story - well done you! emoticon

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JSTDREA1 2/3/2011 11:26AM

    Thats emoticon and congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

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TGALDA 2/3/2011 11:25AM

    Thank you so much everyone! This past year has gone great, I can't wait for the great things 2011 brings! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CASILAYNE 2/3/2011 11:08AM

    Happy anniversary! You are so inspiring!! Great job! emoticon

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MCJULIEO 2/3/2011 10:51AM

    Congrats! You are doing great!

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JUDITHANNIE 2/3/2011 10:31AM

    Keep up the good work, it's not easy but it's so worth it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUSHROOMSTEW 2/3/2011 9:59AM

    CONGRATS! I'm sure 2011 will be an even more fantastic year for you!

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KESTREL500 2/3/2011 9:37AM

    Happy anniversary! You rock!

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SCMAMAJONES 2/3/2011 8:17AM

    Wow! Congratulations on your journey and your achievements.
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RANNA57 2/3/2011 8:06AM

    You are beautiful! Congrats on your success, you have done a marvelous job! Good for you!

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