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2 year Anniversary

Saturday, July 30, 2011

This was me two years ago unbelievable how I had let myself go. I didn't even realize it until my uncle took this picture of me and I saw it. I do know at that time I was at the lowest point of my life. I felt my life was falling apart, I had never been more miserable then I was then. I was fast approaching 60 years old which totally freaked me out and I really had no where to go except up. Then I learned of SparkPeople by accident. I logged on and set my goal for losing the weight in one year, the date I turned 60. I followed the plan and in that first year I lost 80 pounds. I was pretty scared because in the past I have lost weight (but never 80 pounds) and always gained it back. I knew this time had to be different. So for the past year I have worked ever so hard at keeping the weight off. I still exercise and record my food. Oh I have gained a few pounds but I get right back to limiting my food until the pounds are gone. I know it has only been a year but I have never ever kept weight I lost off this long. This gives me hope that this is it. I know I need to keep recording and exercising and praying. I never what to be that person in the picture again.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TEACHING1ST 9/19/2011 5:01PM

    Pat, I just saw this blog! You've done such a fine job and have been quite an inspiration to our group~ Congratulasions on your great accomplishment!


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SEDONACAT 8/24/2011 8:43PM

    I'm a "little" late congratulating you on your success but it's heart-felt. Good job!


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SLENDERELLA61 8/13/2011 7:19PM

    So fortunate you found my blog today. We have much in common. Congrats on all your success. You look wonderful. As we celebrate our 2nd Sparkiversaries, I know we have both learned so much that we will never go back to our old ways. Take care. Enjoy life at goal weight!! -Marsha

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GREENRUG 8/2/2011 6:52AM

    Such a wonderful blog on your Spark anniversary

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STEPHM-ARATHON 8/1/2011 1:19AM

    Congratulations on your success! You should be proud that you stuck to your commitment to health!

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TURTLERASKIN 7/31/2011 11:50AM

    Congrats on keeping the weight off! You're an inspiration to the rest of us; I know I have a long way to go, but I also know that with the right tools I can do it! Happy anniversary!

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NEW-CAZ 7/31/2011 3:11AM

    emoticon Pat on your progress, great job emoticon

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IAMDESSIE 7/31/2011 12:46AM

    Pat, emoticon on your weight loss and keeping the emoticon down. You have done emoticon ! You are such a wonderful person. I am so happy to know you. emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 7/30/2011 8:59PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss and keeping it off for a year! You are doing a great job!!

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B-AWESOME 7/30/2011 8:48PM

  Congratulations on your progress! It's great to see your success! emoticon

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