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Hello 2012!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

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Hello 2012.

I hope this year we can be friends! I need a GOOD year - can this be it? It has been a few years since I had a good one. I need this year to be kind to me. I want to get through the next 12 months without surgery, without a hospital stay, or another terrible disease standing between me and health.

I have learned to change my eating habits, my food choices, and how much goes in my mouth. I have learned to move my body more and to get some cardio. I have learned the hard way that I need to strength train on regular basis. I have indeed gained health.

When I joined Spark-people June 2008, I was as thirsty as a sponge for the information to gain health. Knowledge is KEY to changing anything in this life. While I grasped the KEY, I could not utilize it to lose weight being so sick all of the time. When I had my gallbladder out a year ago and went through the trauma of a BAD surgery and had to have emergency surgery and then face another surgery 3 months later - Spark gave me HOPE to hang onto - that one day I COULD Spark for weight loss - not just health. My new motto in February was ONWARD and FORWARD, I had one more surgery to face in March.

March 3rd came, I had my surgery – I was walking March 6th. Onward and forward towards a new me.
I have lost 11 pounds and have kept it off. I was walking 3 days a week before the holidays – Now I am getting back on track. Now I am ready to Spark for weight loss. My pain is finally subsiding from the surgeries – 97% gone now. My goal is lose weight this year. My son is getting married in July. I have 7 short months to be within my goal. I want to look better than nice for his wedding.
I have had many health issues stand between me and health for so long – since joining Spark – I have come a long way! My cholesterol is normal – it was high when I joined. With Spark I did not take meds, I lowered it through nutrition and exercise. I learned to change my diet when I was getting “sick” a lot. I gave up fatty foods and started eating more fruits and veggies.
On my Spark page it states: I am fighting full blast head first through the many obstacles that are standing between me and health – well guess what? I am finally on my way!!

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Happy New Year!
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