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Anniversary-One Year w/ Sparks!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Prior to joining Sparks, I had lost 20# and another 10# once I began tracking and exercising faithfully. The 10# was icing on the cake! ............. Oh! Did I say, "Cake?" emoticon .......... ok, so maybe a dollop of icing on the sugar free mini cupcake! There! emoticon .......

Heres' some of the stats to celebrate.
With a total of 30# gone ........... my clothes fit comfortably; no longer have straps and waistlines 'cinching' me and make cutting marks ........... (whew) emoticon
One year ago my cholesterol was recorded "high" and my physician told me I had better reduce or go on medication." ........... emoticon (no .... thanks)
My blood pressures is consistently staying in the 'perfect range' ......... (120/70)
(whereas, there were occasions when it was slightly hypertensive) ...........
I was experiencing knee pain when walking down steep stairs at work ...
That is completely gone now.
I rarely get colds OR headaches any longer ............ I believe my stress level is much lower and that my immune system is stronger.

A few months ago Sparks wrote a blog re: those scales and not getting discouraged as often they don't seem to want to budge, given all the work we do ......... (dont' we all know that one?)
So, they advised, "Judge by how your clothes are fitting ............ if they are looser and more comfortable ............. AND by comments/ compliments others pay you ......
For instance, on several occasions ........ I bumped into someone I had not seen in a while and they were like: emoticon OMG!!! You look so great!! Believe me, this can have an effect that even outweighs reduced numbers on the scale!

Bottom line is ............... Do what you enjoy .... and do it or a variety of things often ........ Rewards and payday always comes! Thanks Sparks ........ you are wonderful and so are All the terrific spark friends and members .......... Everyone has something to say ............. and I love hearing! emoticon (It's all good!)

3-2-13 One last thing ............
Today I joined Coach-Sparks & I have a really good feeling this is going to make a big difference! How nice to check in with someone daily who has an inspiring word and a plan! Will keep you posted! 2B

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANDY_54 3/2/2013 5:55PM

    Sorry I missed your one year anniversary! Congrats and thanks for such motivating blogs!

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TIG123GER 2/27/2013 11:26AM

    Congrats on that year mark and all those pounds gone!!! You are truly a spectacular woman and an inspiration to us all. Thanks for all the great blogs and for keeping me inspired to continue moving forward. Here's to another great year at Spark!! emoticon

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TAMELA_B 2/17/2013 7:00PM

    emoticon and emoticon on all your hard work!

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/16/2013 7:49PM

    emoticon emoticon i hope your foot gets better soon

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BLITZEN40 2/16/2013 5:28PM

    Way to go on your weight loss success and your improved health! emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 2/16/2013 2:15PM

    So much truth here! Thanks for sharing! Congratulations on your victories - scale and NSVs!

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LIVINGFREE19 2/16/2013 12:16PM

You can so get the rest of the weight off, we are here to cheer you on, my friend!

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DUXGRL1 2/15/2013 10:34PM

    That's great, and Happy Sparkversary!

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DEBBYFROMMT 2/15/2013 9:35PM

    I agree with Beni, you are dynamic!!!!


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CARRAND 2/15/2013 8:43PM


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DARLY55 2/15/2013 8:05PM

    Happy Anniversary 2B! You had a very productive year!
I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished.
The healthy numbers are the best! But the compliments aren''t bad either!
Way to go, see you around. emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 2/15/2013 5:23PM

    Congrats on an AWESOME year! You've come a long way, baby (ok couldn't resist emoticon )

You are amazing and I'm so proud to be your friend!

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HOLLYM48 2/15/2013 5:20PM

    Woo HOOO!!! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary and congrats on your terrific weight loss! This place is priceless and spark friends are invaluable to our success!
Keep on going, you are doing so awesome!
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BIGREDANGEL 2/15/2013 12:07PM


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CYND59 2/15/2013 11:36AM

    Happy anniversary.
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MRSOLIVER455 2/15/2013 11:10AM

    Great job!!! emoticon

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-BENI- 2/15/2013 11:08AM

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-BENI- 2/15/2013 11:07AM

    Surely now the 2B MUST be removed. Because you are!!

Thanks for this. Gives the rest of us hope or that push some of us need!

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GABBY98_80 2/15/2013 11:06AM

    Congrats!!!! Great Job! emoticon

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