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My 3rd year at Spark--in words and pictures.


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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yesterday marked my 3rd anniversary on Spark People- I can't believe it's been 3 years, so much has happened! I went from a low diet, to very low carb, back to low carb, and recently to pescatarian and vegan. For exercise, it began with my mini-elliptical and mini stepper, to Jillian's 30 Day Shred then the rest of her DVDS including Body Revolution, P90Xm Zumba and my beloved kettlebells. I sprinted, jogged, and even walked and jogged outside(something I swore I'd NEVER do!) All in 3 years! And even today-a marathon of exercise -kettlebells, chest and back heavy weight training, the treadclimber, treadmill and bike--all of this was not possible 3 years ago-let alone in a single day.

The support I have had at Spark all this time has blessed my journey more than I can express in mere words. You all were with me as I lamented my sister's cruel yet well meaning remarks about my body. You were all with me when our dog Kizzy passed at the age of 11 and how it was a link to my late mother being the puppy she cried to get. You were with me as my dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer and prayed with me that he would be all right(he is doing WELL now, thank God!) And you laughed with me as I made my kids wait for their Christmas presents under the tree because they woke up too early-I stayed on the elliptical until my workout was done! And you all supported me when I got my short short hair--that was wonderful!!


So thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart..you have Sparked me and I hope to Spark you all for another year!!


























And if I can do this--so can anyone--please stay blessed!!!




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JACKIE542 1/24/2013 8:38AM

    Great story, you look great. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TARALYNN669 1/24/2013 8:32AM

    What an amazing transformation! You have come a long way and look GREAT!!! :) emoticon

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PYNETREE 1/24/2013 8:11AM

    You are Amazing! You have certainly adopted a new lifestyle! And it is working for you!

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MOMMY445 1/24/2013 8:04AM

    happy anniversary! you look amazing! have a fabulous day!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/24/2013 7:23AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You look amazing!!!

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KATHIC2 1/24/2013 7:07AM

  WOW!!! So inspiring!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

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MISSYMOOSE71 1/24/2013 7:06AM

    Happy Anniversary! You look amazing!!! Great job!

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NCSUE0514 1/24/2013 6:14AM

    Happy anniversary - great achievements!

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DANIBEV 1/24/2013 12:23AM

    You are an inspiration! Keep it up, beautiful girl!

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1MYSTERY_LADY 1/23/2013 8:07PM

    Woo Hoo

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TFUNKSGIRL 1/23/2013 7:54PM

    You are awesome, Congratulations!! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 1/23/2013 5:53PM

  You look fantastic - wow! Congrats - and here's to continuing success!

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FLIPPINFIT08 1/23/2013 3:06PM

    Wow Amazing Job

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STEVIEBEE569 1/23/2013 1:16PM

    emoticon Great job! Thanks for being an inspiration!

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NEEDBU66 1/23/2013 12:42PM

    oooh la lah (in the best way of course)

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SAMMI4444 1/23/2013 12:35PM

    You look amazing! Great job on sticking to it! Congrats on all the hard work :)

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CEEMAY 1/23/2013 10:45AM

    Incredible work. You are an inspiration!!

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ELLIE381 1/23/2013 10:32AM

    Wow! You are a inspiration to all of us. Look at how far you have come. emoticon emoticon

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ITISABOUTME 1/23/2013 9:47AM

    stupendous!!! You are an inspiration!!!! Thank you!!!!!

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SWIMMAN 1/23/2013 7:36AM

    Way to go!!!!!
Thanks for your words of encouragement, too!
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THEIS58 1/23/2013 3:57AM

    Well done!

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KPETSCHE 1/23/2013 12:39AM

    WOW! Just look at you, girl! What an amazing story - you've come a long way and are wearing your new look well! So proud of you!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/22/2013 11:02PM

    Wow!! What fantastic pictures, thank you for sharing your journey with us!! You look amazing, and it's great to see where you started, and where you are at now!! Way to go! Keep it up!! :-)

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VINTAGEPAGE 1/22/2013 9:38PM

  you are an amazing woman and you are one of the first spark friends that I had when I joined my journey late last year. I was so inspired by your pictures and attitude that it made me know that I could do this too, and I am. Keep the blog, updates and encouragement coming you are a flame among sparks!

XOXOX
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KARRENLYNN 1/22/2013 9:08PM

    What a great journey! Keep strong and stay amazing!

Karen

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/22/2013 8:56PM

    Thanks for sharing your journey. What an amazing transformation. You look GREAT!



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LUVGOODMUZIK 1/22/2013 8:41PM

    You are the bomb.com!!

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MSKIZ69 1/22/2013 8:36PM

    Thank you ALL for being so wonderfully supportive!! Please know that you all put the biggest smile on my face today(even doing those HORRID burpees! emoticon ) Bless you all!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLBELLA26 1/22/2013 8:00PM

    I really needed to see this today! You look amazing and radiant. Love seeing progress pictures and hearing how much healthier and happier you are. Sparkpeople is amazing and people like you are amazing.

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KAKAKALI4 1/22/2013 6:43PM

    It is amazing the story of the picture! you have done amazing .. thanks for sharing your story!

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SPRINGBABY80 1/22/2013 5:56PM

  keep up the good work

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EARTHTONED84 1/22/2013 4:42PM

    A wonderful and inspiring transformation!

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ASHPATCH11 1/22/2013 4:22PM

    wow love ur results! great blog happy 3 years!

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CBEMILLER 1/22/2013 2:55PM

    so awesome thank you for the inspiration!!! emoticon

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MOMMACASSEY 1/22/2013 2:55PM

    You are awesome! Congratulations and (late) happy SparkVersary! It's obvious you've made very good use of your time here.

Thanks for blessing us with such an encouraging testimonial!

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    emoticon emoticon for sharing and giving us hope! emoticon emoticon

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GODSBEST 1/22/2013 2:11PM

    Fantastic - you look great!

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DLBROWN93 1/22/2013 12:25PM

    You look fantastic!!! Congratulations on your third year anniversary.

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HANSBRINK 1/22/2013 11:58AM

  Congrats on your 3rd year anniversary. The pictures tell a convincing story. Impressive!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 1/22/2013 10:08AM

    You look awesome... so strong! Love it!

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HHB4181 1/22/2013 10:08AM

    Amzagin job! emoticon

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JANEMAR2 1/22/2013 10:04AM

    Wow! You look strong and beautiful.

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KSCRAP363 1/22/2013 9:08AM

    emoticon Congrats on all of you have accomplished!!!

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THEIS58 1/22/2013 8:44AM

    Great job!

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