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Changes During My Time w/ SP

Friday, January 25, 2013

I tracked my package and Fitbit is due to arrive today. So, if I can set it up tonight, I'll start using it tomorrow. Usually my mail arrives late afternoon.

Since this is my SP anniversary week, I've pondered what has changed over these four years.

The biggest change is an overall awareness of what I'm putting in my mouth and how much exercise I'm getting. There is a dramatic difference in the contents of my grocery cart. I read labels more often and pay attention to things I didn't before - serving size, calories, etc.

I guess the list can go on, but suffice it to say that another very important factor during my four years has been YOU. The support of those former sparkers, along with present ones, has been absolutely invaluable. I appreciate it so much.

Have a wonderful day.

(p.s. OMG! I forgot my biggest victory of all... very little (very) sugar - almost none. After a lifetime of being the sugar queen of the universe! Next, caffeine.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DDHEART 1/27/2013 5:34PM

    Oh yeah! and didn't you give up or significantly decrease coffee/caffiene and how about the emotional journey of these last four years and now you've got your fitbit and I see you're figuring it out and finding a new focus in the fitness journey. We've come a long way baby!

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REMEMBER2BME 1/26/2013 7:32AM


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KARRENLYNN 1/25/2013 11:15PM

    I'm 4 months into my journey and my eating habits and mindset has changed too. I don't want to eat anything I can't accurately track, which makes restaurants and home recipes and friends recipes tricky.

Happy Anniversery and have fun with your fitbit.

Karen emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 1/25/2013 10:46PM

  four years, that is SUPERand please let us now how you like the FItbit. emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/25/2013 9:42PM

    Um, yeah, you've majorly inspired me to quit sugar - today is 9 days! Thank you for YOUR support!
Have fun with the fitbit!

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JILLYBEAN25 1/25/2013 9:40PM

    Happy SparkVersary to you! emoticon So many good things to come out of the last 4 years for you!

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DALID414 1/25/2013 9:07PM

    If you did sugar first, caffeine will be a breeze!!

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/25/2013 8:08PM

    good blog my friend glad you are also no sugar,

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/25/2013 7:46PM

    Getting rid of the sugar is a big one! I too use to have sugary drinks and foods but not anymore! Yes, our Spark Friends play a big role in our success. Your support and encouragement have been a big help. So glad we are Spark Friends! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 1/25/2013 6:43PM

    emoticon I'm glad to have you on board. Keep up the good work!

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NYHARDHAT_1 1/25/2013 6:20PM

    Thanks for remind me that the sugar fix gets easier. It has for me. I actually turned down doughnuts yesterday and passed up cake today. ?A month ago I ould of never done that. ?Today I actually feel better, I am sleeping better. Most of all I am proud of myself and you for overcoming the sugar. Keep it up. You are an ispiration to us all!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/25/2013 5:11PM

    You have done so well! getting rid of sugar is a challenge in itself!


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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/25/2013 12:58PM

    I can honestly say the same things. I'm glad you said them for us because I tend to often forget how far I have come on this journey. Happy sparkversary!!

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WALLAHALLA 1/25/2013 12:04PM

    You are so emoticon !
I know that you are a great inspiration and motivation to me, and I am certain that you are to many others as well!

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NATPLUMMER 1/25/2013 11:21AM

Excellent changes :-)

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KRISTINE99 1/25/2013 11:15AM

    I love, too, how much easier it is to have a healthier lifestyle. Before I felt as if it were a chore to watch what I eat and exercise, now it feels just right and I do it most of the time without thinking.

And, of course, I couldn't have done it without Sparkpeople and my online buddies! Your support is invaluable. Thanks for being my SP friend, Slimmerjesse :)

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/25/2013 9:33AM

    emoticon Happy Sparkversary, and congrats on all the changes you have made in your life!

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JELAWTON3 1/25/2013 9:03AM

    It's amazing to see so much support and understanding from people we don't know as well as our family and the strength and support we draw from them.

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