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11 Months and Still Sparkin'!


Saturday, December 08, 2012

I was in a difficult predicament. On January 3, 2012, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and needed to make major life changes.
It was just five months ago that I was told that I had Type 2 Diabetes. It was time to take my health seriously. I needed to start monitoring my food intake, lose the extra 20 pounds, and make some lifestyle changes. Here is a photo of me before I made the changes.
Since the middle of January, I have been focusing on my health through Spark People. Now I'm hooked! Tracking my food, exercise and learning new things about my health has made a significant change in my life. I'm not going to stop now!
I've been sparked!
Henry David Thoreau once said; "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." This has proven true for me.
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KAYOTIC 12/10/2012 9:51AM

    It's amazing how taking care of yourself has such great benefits to your health and well-being! emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 12/10/2012 2:07AM

    Inspiring!
Enjoy your new life and keep on sparking!
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CRAMOMMY 12/9/2012 11:49PM

    WOW! emoticon

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CRAFTINWIFE 12/9/2012 4:50PM

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68ANNE 12/8/2012 10:11PM

    Oh wow wow wow
You are doing awesome

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WINDSONG26 12/8/2012 9:13PM

    You are making wonderful strides. Keep up the wonderful work

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 12/8/2012 9:06PM

    Well that pink shirt ain't the only thing HOT in this picture!!! You are rockin' it out!!!! Happy 11 month anniversary and cheers for taking control of your health and moving forward in your journey. Thanks for keeping me along for the ride.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/8/2012 7:52PM

    Keep up the good work...you are a true inspiration!

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PEPPYPATTI 12/8/2012 7:01PM

    Way to go! What an inspiration you are! emoticon emoticon

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NEWVINE 12/8/2012 6:31PM

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KARRENLYNN 12/8/2012 5:46PM

    I'm glad you have made good changes for you. Hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season.

Karen emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/8/2012 4:53PM

    DNRAE1,
To answer your questionmy diabetes is well under control.

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 12/8/2012 4:35PM

    You look so happy - well done! You are living the dream!
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TOMWAMP 12/8/2012 10:47AM

    I too have made changes in my life to get healthier and to feel better. emoticon

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ERIN1957 12/8/2012 10:46AM

    You look fit and healthy I can not even image how you will look when you feel your are where you want to be...amazing !!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/8/2012 10:33AM

    You and I had the same wake up call adn it sure is worth paying attention! Feel sooooo much better. I can tell you do too! Long may it last! Love the Thoreau quote. 100% true!

HUGS

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TINY67 12/8/2012 9:53AM

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JACKIE542 12/8/2012 9:22AM

    So happy you found spark and you are making the changes to live a long and healthy life. Great on the 20 pound weight loss. Keep on sparking! emoticon emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 12/8/2012 8:34AM

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DNRAE1 12/8/2012 8:24AM

    Wonderful! You look great and healthy! Exciting, isn't it! How is your diabetes doing? Has it improved?

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GETTO140 12/8/2012 7:32AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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BAKER1009 12/8/2012 7:28AM

    emoticon I can see why you're hooked. I've been here for over 3 years now and I can't imagine my life without Spark People. Glad you found the site and are loving it so much!!

Go you!! emoticon

Hugs,
Beth

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GAMMY98 12/8/2012 7:08AM

    Great Job. Lesson here for all of us. Thanks for your blog

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MJRVIC2000 12/8/2012 7:03AM

    If we want to be used of the Lord, just present yourself to Him and He will use you. His will is that we make an offering, but God is not interested in your goats, your cakes and your broth. God is interested in YOU, to shine for Him. Shine, JSTETSER , Shine! Vic.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 12/8/2012 6:51AM

    You look great! Looks like you're on "top of the world"

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NWLIFESRC 12/8/2012 6:46AM

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