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Two Year SPARKiversary!

Monday, January 28, 2013

I've been on SparkPeople for TWO YEARS!

My weight loss was slower this year: 30 pounds compared to 50 during the first year. But Iím still mighty proud of this. I read through my Spark blogs from the past year and was surprised by the amount of hardship Iíve endured this year and Iím proud of my accomplishments in spite of it. Iím amazed that I managed to lose weight through it all.

Two sprained ankles
Seven months of back pain
Two months of TMJ issues that caused headaches and discomfort
Simultaneously had a virus and painful skin rash
The deaths of two very special people: my godfather and my aunt
Many hardships among my friends: two divorces, a death, and several moves, etc.

WHEW! Talk about a tough year! I lost several very important people in my life and sustained way too many physical injuries.

In April, I wrote:

But here I am. Alive. And ever so grateful for my wonderful life and the precious little time we all have on this earth. If anything, I have been reminded that life is short. That I need to love deeply and openly. That I need to give thanks everyday that I woke up and that I've been blessed with the people and things in my life.

But here's the thing... I lost 30 pounds! That's nothing to cough at! What can I possibly accomplish this year if I stave off personal injuries? (knock on wood)

And what awesome things did I accomplish this year?

I wore skinny jeans for the first time!
I lost two pant sizes!
I've been cooking a lot more!
I smashed through my original goal of hitting 250 lbs.
I conquered my fear of the Stairmaster!
I learned to HULA HOOP!
I made my first vlog!

And here are my exciting stats:

Jan 20, 2011 ........... Jan 25, 2012 ............ Jan 25, 2013
Height: 5'10" ........... Height: 5'10" .......... Height: 5'10"
Weight: 325 ............ Weight: 275 ............ Weight: 241
BMI: 46 ................... BMI: 39 .................. BMI: 34
Waist: 51" ............... Waist: 42Ē ............... Waist: 37.5Ē
Jean Size: 26 ........... Jean Size: 22 ........... Jean Size: 18

So that's my story. Thanks for joining me on this journey, SparkFriends! xoxo


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    You are doing great. Don't let the injuries get you down...most people would have give up, but I'm so glad you made it and you're still here!!!

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READY4CHANGE81 1/31/2013 10:27PM

    You have had an amazing journey to share! I am proud to be your spark bud and hear of all your accomplishments and all the obstacles you've overcome! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!

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MOSTMOM1 1/31/2013 9:31AM

    SO AWESOME!!!!! You have done amazing things this past year--for REAL! I can't wait to see what you do with 2013. It's not even gonna know what hit it.
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CLPURNELL 1/30/2013 6:07PM

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So proud of you Courtney you have had an awesome year despite it being very rough! That should show you just how tough of a cookie you are!!!

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JOYINKY 1/29/2013 9:48AM

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Courtney, I'm so proud of you!! You've had an amazing journey and the best is yet to come! Congratulations on this 2 year Sparkversary!!

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RAINBOWCHOC 1/29/2013 3:54AM

    I am proud of you, pleased for you and hopeful for you. That green dress will soon be the belle of the ball.
Here's to year 3, better health and happier times

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MLYN92 1/28/2013 11:08PM

Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

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BACONABACON 1/28/2013 11:07PM

    Amazing work!

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