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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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DOTTIEJANE1 1/22/2013 7:58AM

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KERRIBACHAND 1/22/2013 7:09AM

  nevermind....i had only looked at your pics (which were amazing), and hadnt even read the bio yet. oops!

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KERRIBACHAND 1/22/2013 7:08AM

  absolutely amazing! in a nutshell, how did you do it? what kind of exercise and diet?

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FARIS71 1/22/2013 6:43AM

    What a transformation! Love the Christmas present story!

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PRETTYDUNN 1/22/2013 6:15AM

    You look FANTASTIC!! Truly inspirational!!

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LIZAPO 1/22/2013 5:47AM

  emoticon emoticon What exercises are you doing to shrink your waist?

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1DRWOMAN 1/22/2013 4:01AM

    Yea you!!!

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FITWITHIN 1/22/2013 3:31AM

    Excellent job my emoticon !

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SPSPSP1 1/22/2013 1:53AM

    Congrats on all your progress! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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BEMILLER30 1/21/2013 11:09AM

    Congrats on your sparkversary! You have done an amazing job, keep up the incredible work!! Way to go!

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CALVIND 1/21/2013 10:33AM

    Congrats on your 3rd year of Sparking. What an inspirtion you have been. keep sparking.
Your sparkfriend, Brenda

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CMRAND54 1/20/2013 4:02PM

    You look great!

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MIATIA1 1/20/2013 12:49PM

    Same starting date, not so same ending but I'm still hanging in there and it is coming off slow but sure... You have given me the motivation today with your pictures that tells me it is possible if you’re willing to work for it... Great Job!

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MOMMYOF2RN 1/20/2013 3:37AM

    Awesome job,its amazing the things we never thought we could/would do! Keep on sparking! emoticon

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SHAMAYO 1/20/2013 12:34AM

    Thank you so much for this post. Everyone loves some good before and after pictures am I right!? You look amazing and you have inspired m.

Thank you thank you thank you

Keep spreading the spark.

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LIFTINGLIFE 1/19/2013 9:33PM

    What are your thoughts on JM Body Revolution? Of all the programs you've done...your favorite? You're an inspiration!!

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MOMTHENURSE 1/19/2013 9:15PM

    So amazing. Having just started back on Spark, I am so happy to have come across your blog. So very inspiring!

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