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Two Year SparkVersay.....

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Two years ago today I joined the SP site. Today I call this my extended family.
YOU have been here for me through thick and thin (no pun intended). The most important thing I have learned: it is the journey not the destination that is truly important.
Replacing old habits with new ones is not easy. After all the old habits had many years to develop and the new ones only a couple, but putting these new habits in place has been enlightening. Although I could eye ball the food I put on my plate I still weigh and measure (still get surprised at just how many veggies are in a serving). My preferred drink is water...with every meal and than some. I need to exercise everyday (and track it). When I say I need to, I mean my mind and body will not let me sit still unless I have done some cardio. Have also added ST to the mix.
I have learned that when I slip and fall I can get back up right there, not having to wait until tomorrow or next Monday. And I know that SP friends will always be here for me as I am for them.
I haven't hit my long term weight goal (yet), but what I am taking away from this journey is far more important and valuable for a lifetime of healthy living. I look forward to being here for a long time, because we just don't give up on family. We stick together no matter what.
So today I will celebrate (may even have an extra piece of watermelon...unlike the old habit of a piece of cherry pie) and embrace this continuing journey of a healthier lifestyle.
Thanks for stopping by.....Hugs coming your way.
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SHARON10002 6/19/2012 9:32PM

    Happy belated but sincere Sparkversary!!! I totally agree with you that the friends we make on Spark are a very important part of this journey and the weight loss is a bonus. You are an inspiration to me and many others. You have made the lifestyle and healthy changes and you are seeing results!
I hope you had something good and chocolaty to celebrate! emoticon
Here's to a productive and successful third year! emoticon

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WVAWACKADOO 6/5/2012 8:26PM

    Happy #2 Anniversary with SP...can't wait to get that amt. of time under my belt... haha...I hope to be able to WEAR a belt by then. Take care & keep up the good work...

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JUDITH316 5/29/2012 9:11PM

    Happy 2nd Sparkversary..congrats on your accomplishments...you are doing a great job, keep up the great work...I look forward to connecting with you here as we cheer each other on our journies... emoticon

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CIVIAV 5/29/2012 7:46AM

    Happy, Happy B!
Through thick and thin you bet!
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RORYLYONS 5/29/2012 2:53AM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/28/2012 11:20PM

    Happy Second Anniversary and a healthier lifestyle!!!
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JUSTA123 5/28/2012 10:19AM

    emoticon so true old habits are hard to break, we may never be totally rid of them, but at least we know how to keep them at bay!

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SCHOOLCOOK2 5/28/2012 9:14AM

    Happy Sparkversary!!! How time flies. I hae been stuck for two weeks now at my 189 but not letting it get me down. The back is doing better. The shot worked some but talked to doc again. I might have to do another shot to get me thru the summer. If still not good then will do surgery next fall.

Did my treadmill this morning ( I try to get on every morning) and decided I need to try something else. So have a ball that I got some time ago for my back and going to try to work with that.

Take care Barb and keep on sparking!

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2BEABETTERME 5/28/2012 7:55AM

    Happy Sparkiversary! You have made great progress to be proud of!
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BECCABOO127 5/27/2012 7:58PM

    Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! SP was and is the best thing I've found in a long time!

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 5/27/2012 5:48PM

    Congratulations, Barb! Sounds to me like you have made some great life changes in the last two years. I am so happy for you. You stuck to the plan and are seeing results. You are my inspiration and one of the reasons I keep moving ahead no matter how many times I fall down. Eventually this thick head of mine will get it and I will join you once again in losing some weight. And you are so right...the friends we make on Spark are a very important part of this journey and the weight loss is a bonus. Enjoy your weekend, my dear friend and thanks for your neverending support and for always being there to pick me up when I'm down. You are definitely appreciated by me. Lots of hugs being sent your way on your special day. xoxox
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IAMAGEMLOVER 5/27/2012 5:11PM

    Happy 2nd sparkaversary. You said it all. People join spark to lose weight. After awhile it sinks in that the journey is more important and the weight loss is secondary. The friendships, bonds. and habits that are formed is what is the most important.

Thanks and love coming your way.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/27/2012 4:28PM

    Happy Sparkversary!! You have learned a lot and done great. I look forward to many, many, many more years of your being in the family.

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EFFIEANNIE 5/27/2012 2:01PM

    Happy anniversary! Sounds like you have gained a great outlook and a lot of positive habits.

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    Happy second Sparkversary!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAUITN 5/27/2012 10:48AM

    Happy 2nd Anniversary! emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 5/27/2012 10:26AM

    Well said.. and congrats on the two years here. My second year was just 4 days ago! Here's to many more happy days and a better lifestyle with Spark. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/27/2012 10:14AM

    WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Through thick and thin! DEFINITELY!!!! HEE HEE

Muych spark love going your way. You are the best.

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