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Days # 328 & 329: I met my highest goal! 51 pounds off! I reset for 6.6 more!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

It's funny! I have worked VERY hard since March 16, 2102 to get to this goal, and it feels so unusual to not be jumping up & down like crazy! It is because I KNEW I would get here! I actually never saw the goal # on the scale, I passed right by it, this morning! WOW!

'They' always say when the student is ready, the teacher appears! Well SP is my teacher AND I am VERY grateful! I've learned so much about my body & what it needs to be the perfect expression of myself. Physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually!

What a journey, I feel is just starting! Now that I have the tools, I can move into the rest of my life, expressing the joy I feel, not focusing or rather, obsessing on the I wishes, I shoulds! I KNOW how to do this! I KNOW how to take care of me in such a way, that I will be a benefit to the world, instead of a drain! Seriously!

As you know I love my family & friends, ZUMBA, hiking, swimming, walking/running 5K, photography, performing with my marionettes, nature, Flash Dancing AND anything that gets me outside into nature! I would have missed out on ALL of this without Spark People! REALLY! What fun I am having, because I said YES! To my health! I put me first! I got rid of all the clutter in my body, in my closets, but most importantly in my MIND!

My long term goals are for April25, 2014. I am 75% through them! So soon I will recreate my new goals! AND my bucket list! I visualize EVERYDAY, who I want to be. I remember who I am, a child of the most high God! As the video blog Chris posted yesterday about the super bowl says, "It is your attitude that makes the difference!" This has been SO true for me! I plateau several times, but following & tracking EVERYDAY, is how I have/will live my life. Taking care of ME is the most important thing I do. Strange to say, but SO true!

The new book I am still learning, I think was the last 'tool' to my total health. THE RAW FOOD DETOX DIET, by Natalia Rose. I'm only in chapter 4, but the simple changes I have made, so far, are making such a HUGE difference! This only tells me I have many days with this book, because of the results so far. I've always been into fresh veggies, green drinks & bars, whole grains & organic chicken (I've never been a beef lover, unless it is grazing in a pasture, haha!), I'm known as the 1 in the family that is a little 'out there' as far as food choices go. But to have this tiny last bit of info has changed my life almost as much as Spark People. It just makes SO much sense to me, it feels SO right to me! I know it is not for everyone, but it is for me!

May our journey together, with Spark People, be joyfilled & especially health filled, for the rest of our lives! My Spark Friends made it possible to get this far. I KNOW we can do this, ARE doing this! I feel truly blessed. I AM truly blessed. Thanks God for showing me the way! AND I thank ME, for listening!

"When the student asks, the teacher appears!"

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Photos below from my latest performance 1-27-13 & hike


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CRYSTAL_MOM 2/18/2013 12:14AM

    I am so proud of you and your success! You have been supportive even though I am not on here much. It is school time again and my very busy season, but I am doing Jillian Michaels and another thing which I am waiting to see how it works out.

Yay!!!!!!! You deserve success! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Congrats on your SUCCESS! --I know you EARNED every ounce of it!
Now keep up the good work of MAINTAINING & please keep letting us know how you're doing.
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EUPHRATES 2/5/2013 12:43AM


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MADLYINLOVE 2/4/2013 3:44PM

    Congratulations on reaching your GOAL!! AND for making the decision to push further - I know you can do this too!!

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MOSTMOM1 2/4/2013 10:00AM

    That's FANTASTIC!!!! Congratulations and woohoo, my dear, woohoo!!
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LOWFATFOODIE 2/4/2013 12:49AM

    Congratulations! Way to go!

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4_MY_LIFE 2/3/2013 9:36AM

    Great Job!

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JESSIKA_56 2/3/2013 9:35AM

    Awesome job, congratulations!

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MRSJOCCO 2/3/2013 3:53AM

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Way to go, StarrLight!)

How perfect that you discovered a bigger world on a journey that began as only a weight loss quest!


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WONDERFUL2BME 2/3/2013 2:27AM

    Congratulation my spark friend. I am so thrilled for you. It has been nice having you to journey with!

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~INDYGIRL 2/2/2013 11:13PM

    Way to go! Remember, there is no diet, no wagon to fall off of, there is just the journey.

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ROCKMAN6797 2/2/2013 6:59PM

But remember it does not stop here, this is a life-long process, one that I am certain you will succeed on a daily basis!


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SPARKFRAN514 2/2/2013 6:57PM

1.We are never too old to set a new goal or to dream another dream. He whose heart stays young keeps old
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
Way to go on reaching a goal and here is to keep going on to your goals for April 2014 i know you will reach the goal. thanks for the inspiration you are to us emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 2/2/2013 5:42PM

    Good, GOOD job my darling one! Natalie was my hero in my RAW food days. I literally lost a POUND a day going raw. I blogged my little heart about her and shared so much that she taught me to my sparkling may have to go back aways on my earlier blogs...but she's there! I LOVE that book and am SO happy you have discovered it. It's easy not extreme and it really really works!


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MEXGAL1 2/2/2013 4:53PM

    Woo hoo! Congrats to you. I know you have worked really hard. I have read about many of your ups and downs and what shines through is your positive attitude. You do a terrific job of looking at things and figuring out what works for also know that we are all different and what works for one doesn't necessarily work for someone else.
You are wonderful and and inspiration to many of us.
Keep up the good work.

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FLASUN 2/2/2013 4:52PM

    Sparkling, you are emoticon wonderful that you have surpassed your goal!!! Cute pics!!!! emoticon I know you will reach your next goal!!! You are looking fantastic!!!! emoticon

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JODROX 2/2/2013 4:52PM

    so happy for you!!

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BLUE42DOWN 2/2/2013 3:56PM


It's wonderful when we find the healthy lifestyle that works for us. ( emoticon I know yours wouldn't work for me, but that's the beauty of learning how to be healthy in our own ways. )

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SLENDERELLA61 2/2/2013 3:36PM

    Fantastic blog!! So glad you alerted me to it. So much positivity. Yeah for you!! You are just doing great. Thanks so much for posting. Hope it gets a Popular Blog Award because it deserves it. Love the marionettes, too. You just look so healthy and good!!

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BIRDLSLAURIE 2/2/2013 3:33PM

    Congratulations! You have such a positive attitude. You are an inspiration!

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TULIPVIC 2/2/2013 3:27PM

    Terrific!! Be happy happy happy!!! emoticon

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THOMASINA57 2/2/2013 3:15PM

    YOU are such an inspiration to me and many others here, that I'm sure! Congratulations on reaching your goal! I look forward to following your blogs as you continue on with your journey!

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/2/2013 3:05PM


Congratulations on losing 51 pounds !!!

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LIVINGFREE19 2/2/2013 3:02PM

    That is wonderful Starr!

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STITCHINGNAN 2/2/2013 3:01PM

    Great news you have been persistent and it's paid off, fantastic emoticon emoticon emoticon Ree

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JULIAINLA 2/2/2013 3:00PM

    Very, very awesome. Great going! Inspiring...! emoticon

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MAUREENIE1 2/2/2013 2:55PM

    Congratulations! I am so impressed. You rock!!!

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