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Day 501- Two Life Milestones Thanks to SparkPeople!!!!

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Okay so the first milestone would probably have happened regardless...but I'd always told JD he wasn't allowed to propose to me until I was under 200 pounds. Well GUESS WHAT!!!!!



JD had my parents in on the whole thing and they got me to show up to the stadium, where he was waiting between the 7 and 6 yard line. (He's number 76). He had a table that his grandfather had made his parents for their wedding. On that table was the heart box he made me for our first Christmas. He engraved "Will You Marry Me" on a plaque which he attached to the inside and made a ring box for the ring.



I was super excited.



He's amazing. The field is scheduled to be removed today and he's getting the piece of turf we were standing on for the proposal.



Isn't it beautiful!!!


I can't stop smiling!



Then two days later, I ran my first half-marathon. I definitely have SparkPeople to thank for that.



During the first 2 miles, my shins began to hurt. At mile 4, my knees started to hurt. In between mile 7 and 8, my back started spasming. Many times I wanted to give up, but I couldn't disappoint myself or all my SparkFriends. I kept pushing through. I only had to walk a half mile from 11.5-12 when both my legs began to cramp, but I got to a water station and was able to run the final mile. And when I reached the finish line, my parents, best friend and FIANCE were waiting. I finished in 2:42:56! My goal was under 3 hours and I beat that by 17 minutes!!!



This weekend was the greatest weekend of my life, and it wouldn't have meant nearly as much if I hadn't reached the goals I set with SparkPeople. I'm at a healthier weight so I can be a healthy and happy bride. And I accomplished something I'd never dreamed of before I joined SparkPeople. So thank you SparkFriends for always keeping me accountable and for always supporting me through everything.

I couldn't wait to share the news with you all!!!!

And here's the video!


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YAGERMONSTER 10/18/2013 2:52AM

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BDRFLI 10/3/2013 7:53AM

    Congratulations! on BOTH!! :)

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LBRAUN5 9/19/2013 4:18PM

  Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!!!

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CATNCAG 9/10/2013 9:44AM

    Way to go! I am so proud of u! Congrats, the box is a one of a kind - he's very talented! I am so happy for u! I can't wait to see u at the Indy Rally in January - u can show of your gorgeous ring to everybody!!!

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BLUSHIOUS 8/21/2013 10:01PM

    That heart box is AMAZING. I adore this. Congrats!

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AMETHYSTSTAR 8/20/2013 9:05AM

    emoticon emoticon Marvelous!

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DANILSHEP 8/17/2013 12:37AM

    I see that this is from April but still that is so awesome! Congrats on getting under 200, Congrats on your engagement, Congrats on completing your half marathon and Congrats on beating the time you set for your self. Congrats all around! Also I am working to do a 5k and you are motivating me mega time! Keep up the good work!

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CAROLINEINCITY 8/15/2013 12:58PM

    Inspiring!

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SUZYMARC 8/14/2013 4:30PM

    INCREDIBLE- emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARS70645 8/12/2013 1:14PM

    That's so exciting!!! It's always fun to read other people's engagement stories. emoticon

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NIFERANDERSON 8/2/2013 6:15PM

  This is a great story!

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WRITINGRUNNER 7/30/2013 11:17PM

    Well done. What an amazing accomplishment. Huge congratulations on the engagement!

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ADAPTINGANNIE 7/28/2013 8:16AM

    Congrats. Very romantic young man you have there. Great drive, determination, and success on the half-marathon. Thanks for sharing.
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MARYANNB25 7/25/2013 10:50PM

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Thank you for sharing this with us.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 7/25/2013 6:24AM

    Awesome; congrats!

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WISHNDREAMNDO 7/24/2013 3:31PM

    Congratulations!

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MONTREAL12 7/17/2013 2:47PM

  Congratulations on your determination and success; wishing you and yours continued happiness and a wonderful life together! Keep up the journey! emoticon

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CRABBYTHING 7/11/2013 9:03AM

    Wow congrats! He sounds amazing, so romantic.

Also Wow to the half marathon, that's such a feat!

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FITJANE6 7/9/2013 11:25AM

    WOW! Congrats! What a great proposal! And you've accomplished so much! You rock! (Great manicure, by the way!)

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CTUPTON 7/8/2013 7:54AM

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MADAMES 7/2/2013 6:36PM

    Your beautiful story made me cry! What a guy!


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QUIERRA 7/1/2013 11:19AM

    Beautiful ring, beautiful story. and such an amazing journey. Congratulations girl! :D

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PAMLICO-DAZE 6/22/2013 2:28PM

    Beautiful love story! emoticon emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 6/21/2013 11:09PM

    emoticon What a beautiful weekend you had!

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MSROXIEE 6/17/2013 9:44AM

    Way to go! Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration to me.

Roxiee

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HALEYCANDACE 6/16/2013 12:49PM

    Congrats. I heard after the first marathon, they become easier. I hope one day I will run a 5k something along that.

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/14/2013 3:11PM

    Awww emoticon

Your story made me tear up. It is so very sweet. You look great and you have a new, wonderful fiance. Life is good.

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JAM369 6/14/2013 10:04AM

  Fantastic! :)

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MAYBER 6/12/2013 2:52PM

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing your great news
Best wishes as you continue on your journey
One day at a time
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WADINGMOOSE 6/11/2013 12:40PM

    Congrats on your first half marathon and having a super awesome and supportive fiance.

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LKS2GAB2 6/11/2013 6:30AM

    Congratulations on both events. It appears that your Fiance is a kind and understanding man, not tom mention very handsome. May the two of you have a long, happy and healthy marriage. Remember to always be friends as well as spouses! emoticon

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ARIASU 6/8/2013 10:21AM

  Completely awesome! Congratulations & be blessed always.

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RS1954 6/7/2013 11:44PM

  I envy your determinations and wish you well with your life. Shirl

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PCASEY7 6/5/2013 11:31PM

    Congrats!

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BABYGIRL383236 6/3/2013 8:30AM

  Congratulations!!! This story is so inspiring!!! emoticon

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COUCHTO50 6/1/2013 11:04AM

    I am so happy for you! What a wonderful weekend! emoticon emoticon

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MCJULIEO 5/31/2013 9:13AM

    Awwwwwwww... what a great and memorable weekend!

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SULLYL28 5/30/2013 10:09AM

    Congratulations!

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RENATA144 5/29/2013 11:16AM

  OMG Mozel Tov !!!! emoticon emoticon

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PRACTICINGPEACE 5/27/2013 8:25PM

    What an amazing weekend! Congratulations on your engagement and on your first half marathon!!
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SHANNATION 5/24/2013 10:15PM

    Congratulations on working hard towards your goals, and having your life move in such a positive direction. It's always a good motivation to see other people succeed!!!

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TERRY0217 5/24/2013 6:43AM

    Congrats! you had great motivation...Best of luck to the both of you emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 5/24/2013 6:04AM

    Congratulations!!!!! We are SO happy for you : ) What an AWESOME way to be asked to be married WOO HOO!!!!

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NITHMOHA 5/23/2013 2:57AM

    Congratulagtions! Way to go! :)

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SPORTSFAN29 5/22/2013 12:35PM

  So awesome, congratulations

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BRADIA 5/22/2013 11:00AM

    Congratulations, I am very glad for you

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DARYLBN 5/22/2013 9:17AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I wish I would of thought of something that wonderful when I proposed to my wonderful wife.

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KIMCOLLINGS 5/21/2013 6:17PM

    Oh my goodness, that was so beautiful! He is such a romantic and your reaction was so sweet! Congratulations!

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