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I'm not 120 pounds. I'm 208-211 pounds (depending) & life is amazing.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hello, Spark friends;

I need to say how grateful I am that I have all the tools I need to pursue healthier choices for myself. But, it turns out healthier choices are much bigger than food and exercise. Once I realized I could make changes in those two areas, it expanded and sparked other parts of my life.

I feel radiant right now. I exercised for about an hour today. My house is clean. I sold my car last week. I love my job. I pack my lunch and plan meals. My partner and I are moving next week to a slightly smaller apt. to lessen our financial costs. I have a healthy and fulfilling relationship. I am getting control of my finances. I read books. I don't eat meat anymore. I am learning more about technology and starting to get familiar with some programming languages in my free time.

I just feel like things have fallen into place and I am actually living my life instead of bad things always "happening to me." I am not 120 pounds. I am 208-211 pounds depending on the day and life is amazing.

I have changed my life. I didn't know how at first. But, I slowly made choices that reduce stress, match my values, and bring me closer to my goals. I feel like this is much bigger than the 100 lb. weight loss that I though would make me happy. That might come and that would be great, too. But, today I am just grateful. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Amazing how so many of us think when we start this journey, "Everything will be perfect when I'm x number of pounds." That is NEVER the case.

    I'm 20 pounds over what I should be as far as a "normal" BMI, but I'm within normal parameters for fat percentage for a woman my age. I can run 7 miles without a problem. I can crank out 30 regular pushups on demand (none of that girly-knee crap!). I eat healthy (I'm an omnivore, and that isn't going to change...though I respect the choice to be a vegetarian or vegan), I have a very supportive family and lots of friends cheering me on.

    Sounds like we've both found happiness beyond the scale. KUDOS TO YOU! :)
    1949 days ago
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