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Three Years? Lots of Struggles and Victories!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

So - Tuesday I will be on Spark for 3 years. In that time I have lost 30 pounds - and then gained most of them back - as I have continued to grieve my husband and then the loss of my father too.

But there have been lots of victories, as well. I began running. And ran my first 5K - as well as many more. I ran my first 5 miler - and many more. I did my first triathlon - a Sprint Tri - and have completed 2. I even ran a half marathon this past April.

I also almost died this past Ocotober from a rare condition and have been struggling with weight and fitness after major emergency surgery since then.

I guess the good news st that I am still here. I survived my health conditon and my surgery and I am here on Spark almost every day. I keep trying. I haven't given up. I have one 5K under my belt since surgery and another panned for this Sunday. And 2 5 milers are in the works. Maybe a half marathon again this fall or next spring. Now if I coulod only get the scale backl in line...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
READY4CHANGE81 3/7/2014 12:17AM

congrats on all you've accomplished.

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ELSCO55 3/15/2013 11:25AM

    I am also celebrating 3 years. Sorry to hear of your losses, but congrats on your successes.

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LYNNWILK2 3/14/2013 5:31PM

    emoticon Happy sparks anniversary... You have been through a great deal in the time you have been on sparks... Yeah you for hanging in there and accomplishing so much. Peace be with you

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LESLEYANNE11 3/14/2013 4:06PM

    emoticon You go girl.Congrats on staying on this amazing journey for 3 years.
I'm sorry to hear about your husband and your illness lovey.
You are in my prayers emoticon Good luck for the next 5k and for all your goals and dreams.lesleyanne.

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