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I Did It!! I Achieved My Dream Goal!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

The main reason I got into The Spark was to lose weight in hopes that I would be able to walk around more without my legs going to sleep. While I was Christmas shopping last year, I had to stop at every bench I could find and rest. My legs kept going to sleep and I was out of breath.

Since January, I've been working out and have been drinking my water and eating healthy. And guess what, IT PAID OFF!!

Most of the time, when I know I will be doing alot of walking, I will use my walker that has the seat on it. That way, when my legs do go to sleep, I can sit down for a few minutes. Although, I have my stubborn days where I try to convince myself "Eh, you don't need that today, you can just walk slow and you will be fine!" LOL. Then I really wish I'd brought it and used it.


So! Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went shopping. We started off going to Smiley's Flea Market. It's HUGE and usually it seems like I spend more time sitting than I do walking and looking. But guess what.....I did not need to sit down and rest not one time!! I was soooo proud of myself. When we started getting towards the end of the flea market, my boyfriend kept asking me if I needed to stop and rest. When I told him no, he didn't believe me lol. He kept asking if I was sure, and of course I convinced him I was fine by telling him "Duh! Don't you know that when my legs go to sleep and you still try to walk on them anyways....it doesn't work? Therefore, even if I was lying, my body would tell on me!" He said "Woah! You are doing better than me then, cuz I'm tired!" and he sat down on the walker and I pushed him around. hahaha. We were there probably 2 hours. Maybe 3 hours. I got so carried away in how good I was doing, I lost track of time. And plus there were soooo many people there, it was hard to walk fast!!

Once we left Smiley's Flea Market, we went to Walmart. Usually, when I go to Walmart, I seem to end up in the shoe section sitting down to rest. But NOT yesterday! I got my buggy, and went up one isle and down the other looking for the things I needed to get. My boyfriend was still asking me "How are you not tired yet?" LOL. It was so cute.

We were in Walmart about an hour. Then we left there, and went to Golden Corral for supper.....and for more walking (because it's a buffet restaurant).

When we got back home, my knees were not bothering me, my ankles did not hurt, my back did not hurt, and I did not feel sore anywhere. I felt great!!!! I haven't stopped smiling about it or telling everyone I come in contact with about it!

My grandma (my biggest "fan"/supporter) was sooo proud of me too. And that just made all the difference in the world right there!!

I've been happy about things before, but never so happy that I'm speechless when I try to explain how happy I am and how proud of myself I am. But I'm so happy that I could cry!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/9/2011 7:04PM

    I'm so happy for you, congratulations!!!!

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SWEETPEACH24 2/28/2011 12:25PM

    emoticon that is so wonderful! You are so inspirational!

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LBRYSON26 2/25/2011 10:06AM

    You go girl you can do it and are doing it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHUFFMAN126 2/25/2011 9:45AM

    I'm so glad you are seeing results in a very real and practical way. That's way more motivating that numbers on a a scale! Way to go!

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TRINITY4001 2/25/2011 9:40AM

    Wonderful! I am very happy for you! emoticon

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JODIWHITE19 2/24/2011 3:20PM

    Fantastic!! emoticon

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SKUTZ1 2/24/2011 1:12PM

    emoticon U r emoticon

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CTUPTON 2/24/2011 10:33AM

    Oh wonderful! I'm so happy for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Chris

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RITZIBROWN 2/23/2011 8:46PM

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I'm new to SP, my 2nd wk, and really needed to read your blog today. Tough one. Thanks for being there!

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BETHIE_BOO 2/23/2011 8:08AM

    Are you in middle ga??? I love Smiley's! (I'm gonna feel real stupid if you aren't talking about "my" Smiley's emoticon )

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PAMINHALF 2/23/2011 7:48AM

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LATVIAN_SANDY 2/23/2011 12:22AM

    emoticon That's just emoticon that you're getting more energetic & healthier! emoticon

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CHAR1970 2/23/2011 12:11AM

    Isn't it amazing what our bodies will do for us when we treat it well? Congratulations on your goal. Keep it up!

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KHELMAN 2/22/2011 10:52PM

    That is fantastic you have come a long way keep up the good work you can do anything you put your mind to

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MADIECATJEN 2/22/2011 9:22PM

  Way to Go Rockstar!

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BECCAJ98 2/22/2011 6:18PM

    That is so great! Wish you the best with the rest of your goals! You can do it!

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TALLGUY42 2/22/2011 5:28PM

    Now THIS is a "feel good" blog.

Your elation comes through in your writing (as it should). You did wonderfully and have every reason to be proud.

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It is inspiring to see such spirit with all that you have been through.

Best of luck in attaining the remainder of your goals.
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Comment edited on: 2/22/2011 5:28:34 PM

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MRSKUBY 2/22/2011 3:16PM

    That is just amazing! You've worked soo hard and now it's finally paying off! You should be so proud of yourself!
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LINDY2202 2/22/2011 1:52PM

    That is so cool! Way to go,this blog puts things in perspective for us who take the simple things like walking for grated. Keep it up!!! emoticon

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SLEEPIGRL 2/22/2011 12:30PM

    Wow, just wow! emoticon

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PADDLE9 2/22/2011 10:42AM

  That is amazing! Great job. You are very inspiring.

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REBECCA6410 2/22/2011 8:44AM

    Congrats to you for persevering through the hard times on your road to success! Thanks for sharing.

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THEIS58 2/22/2011 5:22AM

    Great job!! emoticon

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PCSEEKSSUCCESS 2/22/2011 12:30AM

    Great job!

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KOMONDOR 2/21/2011 11:24PM

    Way to go!

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JENNIGIRL06 2/21/2011 7:09PM

    Good for you girl!!!! That is so awesome! emoticon emoticon

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TANIKEYA 2/21/2011 2:45PM

    I can feel your excitement. i am excited for you and very proud of your accomplishment. Keep up the good work.

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MIS2101 2/21/2011 2:07PM

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KAREN42BOYS 2/21/2011 10:48AM

    What a major quality of life change!

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TJBLEEKER 2/21/2011 10:19AM

    That's awesome! Way to work for it! Keep it up.

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SHAPNUP 2/21/2011 10:07AM

    emoticon Congratulations!

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LAURIE-RN 2/21/2011 9:33AM

    Congratulations! I remember walking around State Fair 2 years ago feeling miserable, my feet, back and legs hurt so bad. It was not a fun day. This past summer we went to State Fair and I realized at the end of the night that I had out-walked my kids! I didn't hurt and didn't have to sit down. It was an amazing feeling. I can understand how excited you are!

Great job!

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MEETNEWME 2/21/2011 5:50AM

  Good progress! Way to go Gal!!

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ONE6OH 2/21/2011 4:42AM

    Great post. Congrats and keep it going.

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1ATPEACE 2/21/2011 2:46AM

    You go, girl! emoticon

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NOLAZYBUTT110 2/20/2011 10:59PM

    It takes time and the more you do walk, the stronger you will get and need the walker even less. You did great! emoticon

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LINDABENEDICT 2/20/2011 10:38PM

    emoticon AWESOME !

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JOANN1212 2/20/2011 7:53PM

    GRET

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KLBENT 2/20/2011 7:30PM

  Great job! Congrats!

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MNNORA 2/20/2011 7:24PM

  Congratulations on terrific progress! emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 2/20/2011 6:26PM

    As the old adage says, "You've come a long way, baby!" Well done - good for you!! Keep up the excellent work!!!
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NANA717 2/20/2011 6:04PM

    Congratulations!! Good for YOU!!!!!!!!!

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RUNANDRUN 2/20/2011 5:35PM

  That's what it's all about! Good for you, keep it up!

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CYPATAYLOR2 2/20/2011 4:48PM

  Great accomplishment! Congratulations!

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TEDDYTEDDY 2/20/2011 3:59PM

    I know "almost" how you feel. I had to use a walker or a cane for about 10 years and when I lost weight from 285 down to 240 I didn't need the walker or the cane. I felt like a miracle had happened. I was able to walk 3 miles an hour as opposed to needing to sit down every 10 minutes or so.

I am happy for you!!! and proud of all your hard work!!!

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 2/20/2011 3:48PM

    That is a tremendous effort and wonderful success! Congratulations! emoticon

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BABALOO5 2/20/2011 2:47PM

    Congratulations! Very inspiring to hear of your huge success. Keep up the good work on your new journey in life. emoticon

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VINAONJ 2/20/2011 11:45AM

    Thank you for sharing your story and your journey.
Congratulations to you!
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PURPLELVR7 2/20/2011 11:12AM

    emoticon job!!!

emoticon on your victory.

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