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    DRAGONCHILDE   58,676
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1 Year Sparkiversary

Friday, August 31, 2012

Okay, so technically I joined Sparkpeople on July 17, 2010. I followed an email from Mypoints to get 10 points for signing up. I poked around, even posted a little, but gradually got bored after a month or so and wandered off to other internet haunts.

Last year, though, I got a bug in my butt. I was 211 pounds, larger than I'd ever been in my entire life, and miserable. I'd joined a gym, and was ready to DO SOMETHING. I remembered my Sparkpeople account.

So on August 29, 2011, I logged into my account. I updated my weight, and started keeping track of my food.

I started blogging again on September 8. (Blogiversary coming up? You know it.)

Here's that first return blog:

I started down the road to good health fast and furiously. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't maintain the weight loss rate I wanted to... I should have lost at least 40 pounds by now. But you know something? I'm still proud of myself. I've struggled with self control, and overtrained here and there, but I'm happy with how I am so far. I'm active, I'm fit, and I feel better than I have in a decade. I'm setting a healthy example for my children, my husband, and my family, I've helped inspire others once in a while to do better themselves.

If I never lost another pound? I'd be okay with that. I don't think that's as healthy as I can be, but I wouldn't stare at the mirror in disgust and wonder what's wrong. I look good. I feel good.

But I am making a new commitment this fall. I'm going to really bust my hump, and get my attitude in gear, and stop sabotaging myself. I'm going to focus on being even healthier, on eating right and getting my family fit, too. I'm walking a 5k with my mom, in October, and I'd like at least my oldest daughter to come too. 3.1 miles of walking is well within her reach if we walk regularly together.

So here's to a year of healthy living... the first year of the rest of my life. This one's going to be even better.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:


You DO look AMAZING!

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MPLANE37 9/2/2012 1:00PM

    Congrats... I first started to track exercise, apparently, on 8/28/11. I first tracked nutrition on 9/3/11, and 9/9/11 is when I posted my first weight entry. So, broadly, about the same time as you did.

Comment edited on: 9/2/2012 1:43:54 PM

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LILLISAGIRL 9/1/2012 6:31PM

    Congratulations! 1 year is a huge accomplishment. Keep up the great work :)

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REXTINE1 9/1/2012 5:11PM

    Happy Anniversary, and congratulations on staying with it. Everyone knows the key to winning is to never quit. The weight will come off is you are overweight, and you're doing just fine.

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JADOMB 9/1/2012 11:35AM

    Happy Anniversary

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BILL60 9/1/2012 8:30AM

    Happy Anniversary and the best to you on your new Spark Year.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 9/1/2012 8:22AM


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NANCYHOME247 9/1/2012 7:23AM

    Happy Anniversary!

Live today's journey, plan for tomorrow's, and accept the past path.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 9/1/2012 2:00AM

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Best wishes that the next year will be just as good, or better, than this one was! Keep it up!

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BUBBLEJ1 9/1/2012 1:29AM

    Happy anniversary! You will meet your goals, I know it!

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TOMORROW-C 8/31/2012 11:58PM

    I'm also looking forward to the fall season. Happy Anniversary!!

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