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    GEE-KNEE   43,309
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Four Years

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I am approaching my four year sparkaversary. Four years ago I weighed 340 pounds... today, I am in the 160's. Four years ago, I would get winded going around the street, and now I can run 3 miles pretty much without stopping... I did a marathon in run/walk intervals last year. Four years ago, I was wearing a size 28 or 30 and was limited to what I could buy. Today, I can buy clothes just about anywhere and recently got into a few 6's.... and I love it! Four years ago, I worked part time and was tired all the time, today I work a full forty hour job and still have energy to play with my kids at the end of the day. Four years ago, I didn't always fit in the world.. Seat belts didn't always fit, movie theater seats were tight, the table in a both would touch my tummy, I squeezed in turnstiles..... today I fit just fine... and in most chairs my purse can sit in chair next to me. Four years ago, no one looked unless it was to gawk at the obese woman, today I get those nice looks... I get flirted with. Four years ago, my knees hurt, my back hurt, and I was achy from carrying an extra person on my back... today I feel good. Four years ago, I got sick all the time, and now not that often. Four years ago my cholesterol was borderline in all areas, today it's optimal! Four years ago I was at higher statical rate for all cancers, today it's much lower. Four years ago, I didn't like to go out, today I am very social and like to try new things. Four years ago, my life was VERY different from it is today, and I am so thankful for that. Thank you Spark People.... signing up was one of the best things I've ever done for myself.
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SOLOTHEA 4/13/2012 5:04PM

    You totally got me all teary-eyed. YOU are emoticon

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LILMISSRED79 3/17/2012 2:20AM

    I'm so happy for you, Jeannie. You are amazing!!!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 3/15/2012 3:43PM

    Woot!

What are your goals between now and the NEXT Spark anniversary?
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KIMBEEJ16 3/15/2012 6:41AM

    Thankyou for the reminder! Two years ago I was where you are now. Now I'm pretty much back to square one. I am so determined to get back there again. It is so easy to fall back into bad habits...and I was one of those people who said NEVER AGAIN. I now see that losing it wasn't the hard part...as difficult and frustrating as it was. It is keeping it off and working incredibly hard each and every day to fight to maintain...because all the benefits you mentioned are SO worth it. Congrats!!!

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/15/2012 12:55AM

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You've done an amazing job in achieving this healthy lifestyle.

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 3/14/2012 11:20PM

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