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My Journey to Good Health with Sparkpeople (with pix)


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Today on my 54th birthday I am a bit reflective. How did the years pass so quickly? What will the future hold? Of course, I don't know the answers to these questions but one thing I know is that I am the healthiest I have ever been in my adult life and I am the strongest!

I started looking for a few photos to represent my SP journey to good health.


2006

I joined SP in 2007 but clearly wasn't following the program as shown by these 2008 photos.



I think it was 2010 that I started to following the program, join teams, and participate - the key to success!

I also joined the gym at work and started going 3 times a week.

I remember the first time that I stepped on the elliptical. I could only go for a few minutes without dying. Now I can go for an hour. No problem!

I started strength training and doing more full body exercises and my body started reshaping itself. Over the last couple of years, I haven't lost a lot of pounds but have lost a few pants size.







I feel stronger now than I ever have in my life! When my co-workers make comments like "I wish I could lose weight." I tell them that it's lots of hard work but it is worth it. Then I tell them about Sparkpeople. emoticon emoticon
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MS_ZENZI 2/26/2013 6:32PM

    I agree with your in-laws..you do look younger every year!! Congratulations.

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GINGERD03 2/22/2013 9:56AM

  So emoticon you look so strong, happy & wonderful~ emoticon O' the elliptical that thing killed me-I have yet to give it another whirl-I moved onto other exercises but before my membership at the gym expires I will try it once again-many have told me you need to build up on that machine-all I know is I felt like Frankenstein on it the first few times LOL emoticon

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SWAZY33 2/18/2013 1:04PM

    emoticon LOVE the photojourney! emoticon
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SHEENADEE 2/17/2013 10:47AM

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BLITZEN40 2/12/2013 11:59PM

    Congrats on your success and happy belated birthday! You look great. emoticon

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FUZZIEBEAR3 2/11/2013 3:52PM

    Looking great, and Happy Birthday!


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2BEHEALTHY2014 2/11/2013 2:03PM

    Happy birthday! Sorry I'm late. You look terrific!

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JERSEYGIRL24 2/10/2013 11:03PM

    Happy Birthday, Diane!! You look tremendous and are quitean inspiration.

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REMEMBER2BME 2/10/2013 7:06PM

    You are amazing. Outstanding work!!!

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_VALEO_ 2/10/2013 3:29PM

    Good to see your progress! What a wonderful present for your birthday! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/10/2013 11:50AM

    Very impressive!

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 2/10/2013 9:11AM

    Congrats to you on all of your hard work and success. You look great!!! It's an amazing journey isn't it? Great blog!!

Happy Birthday!!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/10/2013 8:52AM

    Wonderful blog and I love the picture history! Your progress shows up well in these pictures. I feel the same way, I am much stronger than I have ever been and I love the new healthy me. Good job and happy birthday!

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RIDLEYRIDER 2/10/2013 8:13AM

  Wow! Congrats on the loss! Very inspiring! emoticon emoticon

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