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4th year Sparkversary!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Four years ago July 5th was my Independence Day! I was so afraid of failure! I was overwhelmed! Reading some of the articles on nutrition and I was going to say fitness but I wasn't even thinking that far ahead, anyway back to nutrition, I thought maybe I could just do a few of the things they suggest without making any BIG changes. I didn't want to upset the proverbial apple cart with my sister (Thoms1). I just wanted to see if I could do something! I needed some kind of success to help me move forward. I tracked my nutrition for a couple of weeks before making any changes. Then it was like what NOW!! That is when Becky started going to the Web Site and also reading the articles. We put our heads together and tried different things.
Back to that Fitness thing! The end of July was looming upon us and Becky said we should really start exercising! HA! Like that was going to happen! I hated sweat especially if it was mine! I would get terrible headaches from anything involving exercise. What I discovered later on was that I needed to be hydrated! What a little water won't cure! Now I look on each drop of sweat as a little drop of fat leaving my body! Isn't that a pretty picture! If I only knew who to thank for sending me that email referring me to Sparkpeople.com! Of course I deleted it without reading it. However, the word Sparkpeople caught my attention and I went back into my deleted file and clicked on it. Never did think about going back to the email to read the entire thing. It was the free part that gave me the freedom to fill out the membership form. As they say the rest is history! 165 lbs lost!!!! OOOPS!! Deposited somewhere that no one will ever locate again!!!! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!
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PRINCIPALPOTTER 8/15/2012 9:20PM

    Your journey is inspiring! My hope is that in one year from December, I will be able to say I lost 100 pounds.

I really had given up hope, but reading about others that have done it helps.

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MENNOLY 7/21/2012 4:26PM

    You are amazing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IT-IS-WHATITIS 7/8/2012 4:40PM

    Susie, you are such an inspiration!!! It is such a blessing to have you and your sis Becky in my circle of Spark friends! It is so awesome to look at your before and after pics! Congratulations on all you have accomplished! You are amazing and such a wonderful motivator! Woo Hoo!


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RRBSKI 7/8/2012 4:38PM

    emoticon and a BIG congrats to ya...you are an inspirations to those of us just starting. GREAT JOB Susie.

Sisters???? UH OH...I better behave. emoticon

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THOMS1 7/8/2012 3:55PM

    emoticon Susie! Yes, I would also like to thank the person who sent you that email and I thnak you for sending it on to me. This has been an amazing journey and I am so glad that we are doing it together. emoticon emoticon and will continue to do it till the end. emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 7/8/2012 3:08PM

    Isn't it funny how such a monumental moment started with an innocent email? Like you, it all started with an intrigue with the name of the site and the fact that it was 100% free! Your journey has certainly been inspirational and you ought to be very proud!

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DAWNDMOORE40 7/8/2012 2:41PM

    emoticon I say this because you have come a long ways and I think you deserve a Birthday today! I have been on this site for 2 and 1/2 years and I totally agree with you, that if it wasn't for Spark People, I would still be in denial and on that same diet roller coaster I was on for years! I am so blessed to have signed up for this site and to have become friends with so many wonderful people! I wish you the best and I am glad you never gave up on yourself! You are emoticon and an inspiration to all of us to emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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