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Day 38 Check In.../ 7 Month SparkVersary!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Day 38 Check In...

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Exercise - Praise Moves! 45 min.

Calories - 1444

Fiber - 32

Freggies - 4

Water - 8 today!

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So, 7 months ago today, I made a decision that would change my life. I made the decision that I would do what it took to lower my cholesterol and get to a healthy weight. I had no idea how I would do it, so I turned to Google and researched how to lower cholesterol. I included as many of those foods in my diet as I could, but I realized I needed a way to track it, so I googled food trackers and SparkPeople popped up. I haven't looked back since. SparkPeople has given me the support, motivation, and resources that I needed to lower the cholesterol and lose some of my excess weight. I had not idea how difficult it would be, because I have never stuck with anything this long. But, one thing that I know for sure is that whatever sacrifices I have had to make, has been totally worth it in the long run.

I am no longer worried about quitting. Quitting is not an option. I will reach my healthy weight (whatever that may be) and maintain because I have made life changes, not just gone on a diet. I still struggle nearly every day with food choices, but exercise has become second nature to me. I have learned to rely on you, my friends, instead of food when I am upset or need comforting. I have learned that I am capable of a lot more than I thought! What a difference 7 months have made!

Thanks for sharing this journey with me! Y'all are awesome, and I know we will accomplish our goals together!

Praise Moves at the church tonight was wonderful. It felt so good to stretch all those muscles that I have been working so hard on all week! I am all relaxed and ready for bed. Hoping that scale moves down a little in the morning.

Good night, sweet friends!

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Dachelle
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BLESSED2BEME 4/26/2013 10:32AM

    Quitting isn't an option for me either but detouring still seems to be a big option for me. Working on that one!

Congrats on all your success! I'm very proud of you.

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GAILANN48 4/26/2013 8:46AM

    You're simply amazing, Dachelle. I do hope your scale moves in the direction you want it to go, but I also know you'll be fine if it doesn't. You're doing the things you need to do - walking the walk.

I realized reading your blog that I feel the same way about having made changes from which there's no going back. What a gift...

Have a beautiful day, my friend!
:) Gail

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STAY39 4/26/2013 6:26AM

    Awesome! What a great gift this site is! emoticon emoticon

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MSHEL7 4/25/2013 11:37PM

    I am so glad you found spark too, and that I found spark too, I have loved getting to know you. You are doing super, and you are a great motivator to those around you. Congrats on your 7 months of better health!! emoticon

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BRAVELUTE 4/25/2013 11:24PM

    I hope you feel blessed in the morning, even if the scale holds fast!

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ESCHLETZ 4/25/2013 9:40PM

    Wonderful! I'm so glad you found this site too, and that we're getting to cheer each other on =)

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JUNA89 4/25/2013 9:40PM

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