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    MARGARET3   74,734
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TODAY WAS THE DAY.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Well today April 15th 2007 I finally reached my goal weight.I couldn't have done it without my sparks friends. They have been there for me every step of the way.
Back in January 2006 when I started sparks people I was amazed that I had found this site by accident.It was exactly what I had been looking for.I used the food tracker and excerise tracker everyday and realized what great tools they were.I hit my first plateau around October and just got over that and hit another one around Christmas. That one took me longer to pass over. But I finally did it.
I've learned how to eat healthy and how important it has been to drink my water and excerise.I feel like a youg girl again. I have so much energy and my days are full now with going to the gym and doing aquaform and step and walking.Over the past year I have walked a total of 1156.95 miles.It's amazing what an hour here and there will do .I have dropped a total of 91 1/2 inches and a total of 118 pounds. I have gone from a size 26 to a size 14-16 at least that is what I'm wearing now but they are a bit big. (lol)
I have been on a high all day today I've been so happy to have accomplished what I had set out to do. Now I just have to find out what my calorie range will be for me to keep at my goal.
I want to thanks Sparks People for being there and for being free. If it wouldn't have been I would never have reached my goal.So thanks again Sparks People.And thanks again to all my sparks friends for being there for me with encouragement and helpful hints along the way.
The goal I reached today was not only a weight one.It's also given me a chance to see my grandchildren,and children succeed and be happy in life .That has always been my number one wish.
I AM HAPPY TODAY. I HAVE REACHED MY GOAL.
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CAROL-60-G 5/29/2014 9:33PM

    Hi - I'm very new to Spark People (started May 7th 2014) I love your success story! I too enjoy tracking my food, and I'm exercising ALMOST every day - getting better at that little by little. Finding you and others on this site is very inspiring, and there's such a great team spirit of supporting one another. Thank you for sharing!

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SAAME2YA 4/27/2009 3:32AM

    I really enjoyed your message about getting to your goal weight and I know you are way past that now a year later, but just wanted to say you give me hope. Thanks for sharing

Lynda aka saame2ya

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PAMGRIECO 5/14/2007 12:22PM

    I stumbled upon your page today and just had to say CONGRATULATIONS!

I will be looking to you for inspiration when I hit my plateaus.. as I know I will. In 2004, I went from 236 to 171 and then hit a plateau. Stayed there for a month or so and then threw in the towel. Gained most of it back.
So here I sit in 2007 - starting at a lower weight but gearing up to do it again.

So, knowing tha t you blasted your way through not one but two plateaus and hit your goal weight - you should be very proud of yourself!!



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DANA_LU 4/16/2007 3:17PM

    I happened upon your page quite accidentally today, but it was *just* what I needed! Sometimes, when the weight loss slows down and the monotany of eating healthier catches up to us, it becomes easy to lose focus. You success inspired me to keep on keeping on!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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NORAKENO 4/16/2007 8:35AM

    CONGRATULATIONS, Margaret! I well remember when you first started Sparkpeople. Now look at you, at goal and ready for maintenance. I'm so happy for you and proud of you. All the hard work you've done has paid off in health and energy. I am working on at least getting my blog here. It's great that you're still going to be around, checking on your Sparkfriends and motivating many who may think they just can't do it. Congratulations again, honey. I'm so very happy for you!

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BLUEBOBCAT 4/15/2007 10:32PM

    Congratulations Margaret!!! Way to go on reaching your goal!!! I know you must feel terrific and well you should!!! Congrats again!!!

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-GAYLE- 4/15/2007 7:34PM

    Congratulations Margaret!! What a wonderful day for you! My goal today was to reach my new trophy & it's my 3 month anniversary. It's a very good day for me too - I'm so glad we could share this *big hugz* I love SparkPeople also - for the motivation, inspiration, caring & sharing. Congratulations again!!

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