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Three years later...


Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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I found Spark May 2, 2008. I can't really fathom all the changes in my life and mentality since then - I've so completely changed my life around...

But May 2, 2011 came and went without me realizing that it was my Sparkiversary ... my excuse is I have been inundated with work since Christmas...

I AM really happy to report that despite all this work pressure I'm still moving regularly, I'm still more active and I still feel fitter and so much healthier than I was three years ago.

My inner voice has really changed, my thoughts are so much more focused and positive, I'm a lot more confident, I am SO much happier even if I am not losing weight at the moment (and I still have a way to go) - but I know I'll get there because I'm never giving up.

The good news is I am maintaining at about 10-20 pounds above my lowest weight, and in order to lose again all I need to do is spend a bit more time focusing on Spark - tracking food and fitness and posting more than I have been able to do this year, as my blogging frequency indicates.

June 1 is a big work deadline for this ongoing project, and I'm bound to get busier than ever before things get better, I'm afraid...

But I have great hopes for this summer. Our vacation is due mid-June and we'll be walking in the Tuscan countryside a lot with good friends!

Yay for that! Yay for the run tonight. Yay for healthier habits and yay for all my lovely Spark friends who are still there for me despite my lack of attention to Spark.

Big hugs to you all - thank you for being here for me and helping me reach this milestone!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LADYROSE 5/9/2011 2:28PM

    Happy Anni, hon!!!

And congrats!!

"My inner voice has really changed, my thoughts are so much more focused and positive, I'm a lot more confident, I am SO much happier even if I am not losing weight at the moment"

Personally, I think this is the BEST indicator of overall, lifestyle change and positive impacts on your health you can have!!! The lower weight is just the byproduct of all that hard work!!

HUGS!!

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QUEENOTHEFOREST 5/8/2011 11:20AM

    Congrats to you. And I am so glad to have found you. You model a good positive mindset. Only...do me a favor and get rid of the snow! Looking forward to Tuscany picts. Hah

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MALCONTENTION 5/6/2011 9:19PM

    So great to see you here. You have a lot to be proud of. Tuscany will be so fantastic!

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SWEETZMIX 5/5/2011 8:35AM

    Happy Aniversary! You don't realize the big changes you have made in your life until you have to look back at it. I am wishing you the best and more years on spark!

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JESPAH 5/5/2011 8:29AM

    You have got the best attitude. I have every, every confidence in you. :)

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JESPAH 5/5/2011 8:29AM

    You have got the best attitude. I have every, every confidence in you. :)

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FIT_TERI 5/5/2011 7:44AM

    Happy Anniversary, my friend!!
I, too, am impressed that you've kept up your fitness routine so well throughout this prolonged period of extra work and stress. For me, that's the first thing to go out the window - as foolish as that may be. You inspire me to do better myself. I hope you get through to June 1 intact and that you can then start to enjoy your summer!
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WILSOCA 5/4/2011 7:19PM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU !!!
I'm so proud of you for continuing to move and take care of yourself when work is so crazy. Most people stop those things, which are the most important when time is short and stress is high.
Oh how you've changed, and that change is all for the good.
I can't wait to hear about your vacation. It sounds absolutely fabulous !!!
C

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CAROLISCIOUS 5/4/2011 6:58PM

    It's a good feeling to have maintained these healthy habits for so long, isn't it? I'm glad you're still here. So sorry to hear about your work pressures. I've been in the same boat. it will get better for both of us soon!

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VEEJAY3 5/4/2011 6:05PM

    We joined so close to each other, and have been great friends for so long.
You inspired a moment of gratitude for these three great years!!!
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LBTERRY1014 5/4/2011 4:43PM

    Way to stay motivated and in for the lifestyle change not just the weight loss. Good for you! I liked what you had to say!

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