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    NANA-JEAN   154,215
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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    You can DO this by June, I know you can! Your goals are realistic, and you have the determination to make it work! emoticon

By the way, thanks for being such an encouraging and supportive spark friend! That means so much to me! emoticon

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SONICB 1/3/2012 9:24PM

    I wish you nothing but the best this year! emoticon

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 1/1/2012 9:21PM

    Jean, you certainly have earned a good year!
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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 1/1/2012 8:30PM


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WENDYJM4 1/1/2012 8:14PM

    way to go. Hope you achieve your goals in 2012.
good luck

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NEWPATHS2011 1/1/2012 7:47PM

    Way to GOOOOO!!!!

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