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four years on spark

Monday, June 18, 2012

Four years on Spark - I kinda missed my anniversary!
My fourth anniversary was last Friday - while I knew it was my date - I just could not write that day.

Reflecting upon the past four years - I know I have made HUGE progress on my journey to health!

Those of you who have been on spark along side me know that I have had many detours on my journey to health. I always came back and I never gave up - no matter what I faced or what the circumstances. I will not give in and I will not give up. My goal is HEALTH.

This is the first year that I have not had any major health crisis to stand in my way of consistent exercise. I am making slow but sure progress. I am NOT in a hurry. I want to lose the weight as natural as possible - to ensure that this is a life change, not a whirl wind of weight loss - which has never been my main goal anyways - it has always been a second thought and a side affect of making lifetime changes. Just meaning that what a bonus it would be if I could be a size 10 again.

When you deal with so many health issues - you just want to feel GOOD. I finally feel GOOD most days. Even on days I do not feel good - getting out in the fresh air and the sunshine lifts my spirit and for those minutes out in the sun and the air in my face - I feel healthy, I feel free - I feel good.

I am meeting my goals - 1000 fitness minutes a month, healthy eating - 2-3 fruits a day and 3-5 veggies a day, 3 oz of protein, 8 servings of water, no processed foods or fast food. I am meeting my goals.

I am one size from my goal for my son's wedding. I am so proud of myself! Will I be able to lose one size in a month? I could if I PUSH myself - but I am OK with where I am and the progress I have made.

My health changes were my goal when I joined spark and my health today is so much better!

I appreciate my spark friends who always cheer me on through my health issues.

Thank you!

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  • v FRANANN3
    So proud of you Jean!! Looking forward to seeing pictures soon! Enjoy California while you're here!
    1527 days ago
  • v DEE107
    I am so so happy that you are doing well and woo hoo
    1531 days ago
    Congrats! You've not only worked hard on your lifestyle journey, you've helped a lot of us make a difference in our lives, too. Your dogged determination to make it happen no matter what is the lesson I am learning from you.

    You are gonna look gorgeous next month!
    1531 days ago
    emoticon Congrats!

    You are making amazing progress. Keep it up! You can do it!
    1531 days ago
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