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One Year Ago...

Monday, February 28, 2011

I said that I was just sick to death of me. I was not happy with how I was not in control of my eatting and how my clothes were fitting. Fortunately, I said this to the right person and was offered the support I needed to get extremely serious about changing my life. I also was a not-so-very active member of this website. On March first of last year that all changed.
Since then:
I have tracked my food daily and added exercise into my life.
I have lost over 35 pounds.
I have maintained that loss for over six months.
I became vegatarian.
I have completed two running events.
I have learned about my needs both physically and mentally.
So today I am not sick at all of me. I eat to be comfortable in my clothes not to comfort my emotions. I eat for my health and exercise for my emotional well-being.

I don't begin to do any of this perfectly. But for the past year I have done it mostly "well". I have surpassed my grandest expectations of me and plan to continue on this path.

Thanks to all of you for the support, inspiration, and company along the way.
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CALIKIKI 3/1/2011 8:53PM

    Sounds phenomenal!

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JRIMM4 3/1/2011 3:08PM

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Thats awesome and must feel so good to be able to say, as well as be able to look back and see all that you have accompished!

JR

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NOTSPEEDY 3/1/2011 10:49AM

    It is great that we don't have to be perfect. Maintaining for six months is wonderful. What an encouragement for the rest of us. Thanks for sharing.
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Yvonne

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CARANN56 3/1/2011 7:05AM

    Congratulations on the new healthy you. You have done great.

I agree that Sparkpeople is a great support site and I am loving it too. I hope next January I will be able to write a blog like yours - except not the vegetarian part!

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LINDENK 2/28/2011 11:10PM

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that is wonderful

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KRISTINA122378 2/28/2011 10:34PM

    emoticon on a healthier better feeling you!!

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