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1/10/13 day 10 : Happy Anniversary !!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dear Spark People .. Happy Anniversary !!! one year ago today I became a sparker and well it has been a tough year but it was a lot better with you than without you. I have learned how to eat better and certainly how to make the most of my exercise. When I first started I was like well this is never going to be different but I was wrong. This is so different than any other weight loss program or site that I have been part of. I think it is because we do things the natural way here. You learn to search for answers and how to live life the right way. There is no magic pills, meals or wonderful surgeries . No you wont find any of that here . What I found here for free is something that I have paid a lot of money for in the past with no results. Acceptance for who I am. Acceptance that my journey is as difficult but different than the next person. Acceptance that I am not always perfect but my spark friends are in the respect that they are there to help me find my way. Knowledge that if I want to know there is an answer here somewhere. Perseverance through the tough times will only enrich the easy times. Friends that actually notice that you have done great or that you have fallen . What you find here is a complete support system to aid you in making a healthy life not just loosing weight . I found the love for who I am right now not to wait till I reach goal weight . I found strength to make some hard decisions .. for all these things and so much more I say thank you .

On the list of questions for my blogs today was what is the hardest thing you have given up ? Well for me that answer is nothing. I live my life making decisions that I can do for the rest of my life. I am not going to buy special meals or pills, no surgeries . I put this on one pound at a time and that is exactly how it will come off and in a fashion that I can live with for ever. I constantly search for new recipes and have found that if you look hard enough you can find a healthy version of anything .

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TAWANDA_IS_BACK 1/22/2013 9:12PM

    I love your naked truth here. It's honest. That's something you can't buy either. You can pay to use the gym, have your own personal trainer, but the naked truth, you can't get there. Thank you for being honest. Thank you for revealing yourself so that newbies like myself will know that there is hope in this journey. We can know that it is doable.....we just have to be willing to do it emoticon emoticon emoticon (I hope that one is a cheerleader LOL)

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/14/2013 7:00AM

    Happy emoticon and congratulations on all you have accomplished emoticon

Keep sparking my friend, you are emoticon and so worthy of all you are doing to better your health.

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WIZKEY 1/11/2013 9:10PM

    Congratulations on your Sparkaversary!!

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LJR4HEALTH 1/11/2013 8:56PM

    Happy emoticon

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MSCARCHICK 1/11/2013 9:29AM

    Happy Sparkaversary !!

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CYALE76 1/11/2013 8:01AM

    Happy Sparkaversary !! emoticon You have done amazing in the past year and I'm sure you will do just as great in the year to come. I love that your answer to the hardest thing you had to give up was nothing, this journey is about a life style change and moderation is the key to staying on track !

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ZOORHO 1/10/2013 11:57PM

    Congrats. And I too love Sparkpeople. it has been a great place to learn and get healthy

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