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One Year Anniversary Post!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Yes, I've been here a year and what a year it has been. Quiet, calm, steady, peaceful. Okay, well maybe not that peaceful, but I digress. I'm proud to say I've been Sparking for one year exactly today. So what's changed you may wonder?

Me. emoticon You knew I was going to say that, didn't you?

I was fumbling for answers and solutions to my fitness and body woes. I went from a very healthy, happy gym rat to someone who experienced congestive heart failure (in '07) very unexpectedly. They found other stuff, too, while I was being treated in the ER that afternoon. The result of the entire experience is that the illness wrecked my body, the treatments wrecked my body, I began to recover slowly (Yay!) only to discover I was left with a wrecked body and little guidance about how to proceed.

Today I'm around 15 pounds lighter--my goal--and now I'm in the process of toning what's left of me... ha ha. And guess what, folks, I'm actually toning up and getting stronger.

I'll never forget the day I joined because I discovered I had shingles (Eeek!) about 2 hours later. I was sick for a few months, but I Sparked every day and hardly ate because of pain. You'd think I would have lot a ton of weight, eh? Yeah, it didn't happen. This is the best description I can find to describe how I lose weight:

I lose around a pound per month, and so help me, if I hadn't caught on to NSVs, I might have given up. I lost inches immediately. I looked less "round" according to one friend. Ha.

I don't have any new photos; my profile pic was taken about a month before joining Spark. I will take some at some point and post them here. emoticon I think my new goal is to be a contemporary version of my old self. I felt pretty good here back in the day:

We'll see how it goes!

This progress is all due to Spark and to you, my lovely and amazing Spark friends, who share so much and help so much and who are so constant in my life. I could never thank you enough. I don't believe there are enough Spark goodies to give!

Just accept my love and thanks for everything you give every day and for making life a much better--and healthier and happier--journey for us all.

xo, Jane

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEANJEAN6 1/28/2013 7:59PM

    I think you do so well--I lose weight slowly too but--at least we aren't gaioning-Thanks for the encouragement-Lynda emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 12/26/2012 9:32AM

    good blog--Yu look great!---Lynda emoticon

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SWANATOPIA 12/11/2012 1:30AM

    Happy Anniversary!

Congrats on the weight loss and toning....success!

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RAINBOW_LADY 12/9/2012 6:43AM

  Great blog! Have been in and out of Spark People several times - lose a bit, then instead of carrying on I get complacent, lose motivation and ruin all my previous good work. Must be more patient and keep on keeping on. Thanks for the motivation

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BAKER1009 12/5/2012 12:50PM

    Wow, it's been a year already? emoticon !
emoticon on losing the 15 lbs that you came here to lose! emoticon Can't wait to see and updated photo at some point.
It's been so wonderful getting to know you Jane...and having coffee with you!!


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GETTO140 12/5/2012 11:17AM

    Happy 1 year anniversary! Keep up the good work!! emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 12/5/2012 10:36AM

    I'm glad to have been here with you on this journey! I love that picture of the snail - wheeee! :D That's just awesome. :D

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PJ2222 12/5/2012 9:33AM

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MAMISHELI53 12/5/2012 9:24AM

    Congratulations - and Happy Anniversary! May God bless you on your journy to healthy living and wholeness. Love the picture of the tortoise and snail! Shel

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