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What's Happened To Me?

Thursday, May 05, 2011

I havenít blogged in awhile. Iíve wanted to, but felt like I needed something meaningful to say or it wasnít important. Well, maybe this is or isnít meaningful or important to anyone else, but it is to me, so here goesÖ..

Iíve been a member of Spark for almost 4 months now.

Iíve lost 45 pounds.

I exercise almost every day and love it.

I am registered to run my first sanctioned 5K this Sunday (my Motherís Day present to myself.)

I will run a 4 mile race on Memorial Day (with my son, who has started running with me recently YIPPEE!)

I will run a 10K race on the Fourth of July.

I will run a half-marathon in September.

I am doing an ďextremeĒ 5K with my son and nephew in September.

I cross train on my non-running days.

I look for active things to do for fun instead of sitting on the couch watching TV.

Iíve planted a vegetable garden for the first time in my life.

I eat fruits and vegetables every day.

I drink my 8 glasses of water every day.

I havenít drunk soda in 4 months.

I log everything I eat at least 99.9% of the time.

Iím happier.

Iím stronger.

Iím more confident.

I KNOW I can do things Iíve only dreamed of being able to do before (like all of the above things that Iím doing!)

I tell people every day about how SparkPeople has changed my life. Actually, SparkPeople hasnít changed my life, Iíve changed my life WITH the help of SparkPeople and I am in awe of that.

If you are reading this, you can live a life that before you only imagined. It is possible. Make the choice. I have.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FREEDAWN 5/9/2011 11:34PM

    WOW! Congratulations. That is an incredible amount of change. You inspire me. I also live in Eugene. I guess I am taking a little slower path, but Sparkpeople has really helped me tremendously also. If you have a chance, what run did you do on Mother's Day? Where do look to find schedule of local runs? I used to be a runner, and am just getting back into it in the last couple months. Right now it is completely a solo venture. So it would be nice to have some events to use as goals, like you have.

Thanks. Way to go!!!!


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DONNACFIT 5/8/2011 11:59PM

    Great blog and congrats on all your success!! emoticon

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BRIGHTSPARK7 5/8/2011 11:37PM

    Ellen's recommendation sent me here and I'm so glad to learn of your success. You have achieved so much in four months. That inpsires me! Thanks for posting your blog and telling us all about your plans and your progress. Wooooo Hoooooo!

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ERIKO1908 5/8/2011 9:11PM

    What an amazing story! Thanks for sharing this with us!! Spark People helps so many do so many wonderful things!!

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KLAD_COCKERS 5/6/2011 10:52AM

    WOW! Those are some amazing and positive changes that you've made in your life! I love your look-ahead plans and wish you success on your journey!

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SLIMTHICK2 5/6/2011 5:43AM

    What a change! Congrats! All the best. emoticon

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    You are an inspiration!

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BET212 5/5/2011 11:03PM

    Great blog Kristi! You have accomplish a lot in 4 months and have so much to be proud of. It's great that you and your family can do healthy things together.
Good luck on all your races and let us know how each one goes!

Spark On!


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WATERMELLEN 5/5/2011 10:10PM

    I "liked" this! You have accomplished SOOOOOOOOO much in just four months!!

Sing it out loud, you should be proud!!

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MELP06 5/5/2011 7:48PM

    Awesome blog Kristi! You are amazing!

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RASMUSSEN5 5/5/2011 7:32PM

    emoticon emoticon

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NEWMAC2011 5/5/2011 5:16PM

    So much progress, so many positive changes, so inspiring! You are doing just fabulously. emoticon on how great your doing, not only with the weight loss but more importantly with enjoying exercise and eating fruits and vegetables. SP is an awesome place to spark us to make the changes. But you're right, it is up to us. You're showing us the way!

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MARVEEME 5/5/2011 4:57PM

    You ARE an inspiration! Keep up the good work, and keep infecting others with that genuine joy.


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LIVINGAGAIN425 5/5/2011 3:16PM

    WOW! Very inspirational and something I really needed to read today! Thank You! emoticon

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BUGSMOM211 5/5/2011 3:10PM

    Great job on your blog..It is so awesome how much you are doing, through your blog I can feel your proudness. I love your upcoming running goals..nice work! emoticon

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MOM2AEROKI 5/5/2011 3:03PM

    you are a ROCK STAR!!! your commitment is an inspiration and i'm proud to call you a sparkfriend. i love that you love your life!! keep living, baby! emoticon

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-AMCO- 5/5/2011 2:52PM

You are doing great!!

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SYEATS618 5/5/2011 2:51PM

    You should like a very busy person...and inspirational! Keep up the good work!

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FIORENZA 5/5/2011 2:50PM

    I agree - life is beautiful and we deserve it!

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KMS8755 5/5/2011 2:50PM

    I am very thankful for sparkpeople! It is such a great tool for those who are trying to live a happier, healthier lifestyle. :)

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