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Celebration, Reflection, Accountability And Moving Forward

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

It is my emoticon today! I made it through a whole year. I stuck around and although the weight situation isn't what I would have liked it to be, I am happy that I am here. Some might say that my first year was a bust but I don't look at it that way. I have much to be proud about and I am celebrating those things today! I am grateful for all the support, inspiration and encouragement that I have gotten from my Spark friends. I am more knowledgeable about living a healthy lifestyle than I was back then. I am getting out of the house more instead of hiding from the world and everything in it. I had some really great accomplishments but I am not going to toot my horn here! lol I am looking forward to the second year of my journey. emoticon emoticon

I can't believe that a year has gone by already but onward, downward in weight and upward in health!

As those who follow my blogs know, I recently (at the beginning of May) restarted my journey. I am so glad that I did. I needed a fresh start and a new commitment. Today is my weigh in day and I have lost 3.4 this week! That is a nice way to start out my 2nd year. I never said where I was with my weight. I guess I was ashamed but (holding my breath a bit) I need to put it out there to acknowledge it and then to move on. On May 1st I weighed in at 354.6 and today I weigh 351.2 so I am moving in the right direction and I am feeling great!

I am really going to try to get back to doing vlogs because this writing business is time consuming and I can't count it as exercise I think what is holding me back right now is that when I use my laptop, so many people have problems hearing me. My son is now using his laptop for his music and it is set up where I can't use it and can't move it. I will have to see what I can do to make mine work better or some of you won't be able to hear my lovely voice! lol

I am currently working on my daily schedule. I remember when I was working as a Service Manager at the bank that I had a daily schedule that had things I did in the morning and then things at the end of the day. I had things throughout the day but since I ran transactions for customers, those things were the "do as you have time" things. Since I am making my journey to health a job, I need a good schedule. It may take some trial and error before I get it all worked out like I want but I think it will help to keep me moving and getting things done.

Well, I have lots of work to do today so I better get off here and get some of it done. It is supposed to get up to 90 degrees today so I won't be doing much outside but I have lots of laundry to do and the piles seem to keep growing!

Much love!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUDY106 5/14/2013 6:20PM

    I am so glad you are here. You were one of the first person's blog that I saw any time I read of what your blog it helped me. Thank you so much. love you so much. I am hanging right now, I am going to do it. Love Judy

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4RASCALS 5/14/2013 10:17AM

    We are all cheering for you

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CLWALDRO 5/13/2013 8:57AM

    emoticon Plan for the future and nice reflection on the past year. I wish you well as the second year on the journey to better health begins for you

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JUMPINJULIE 5/10/2013 10:48PM

    emoticon You can do it.

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1FARMER 5/10/2013 3:10PM

    I am so happy you are here. I admire your commitment to stay and become healthy.
We are here to cheer you on the journey. emoticon emoticon
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SONYALATRECE 5/9/2013 10:35PM

    Happy emoticon !
Keep on making it happen for you!


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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 5/9/2013 10:20PM


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DESERTJULZ 5/9/2013 5:06PM

    Susan, I love that you've made a fresh start on your Sparkiversary! We're all in this together and you have inspired so many members over the last year, me included, with your perseverance.

As to the blogs vs vlogs, I actually prefer the written word. Much easier for me to read and keep up with. :D


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CHARLIE-B 5/9/2013 10:02AM

    emoticon Susan,

I am looking forward to watching your progress. I like that you are planing and setting small goals to reach you final goal.


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GETNFITAFTER60 5/9/2013 9:17AM

    Happy Sparkversary. You my dear friend are my hero. I'm so glad I read your blog today. I needed your inspiration. Proud of you.

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POPSY190 5/9/2013 4:13AM

    Happy Anniversary. Looking forward to the 5% Challenge with you. emoticon

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CLPURNELL 5/8/2013 10:57PM

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SPARKIWINS 5/8/2013 10:41PM

    Congrats on the 1 year anniversary...good for you! Looking forward to being in the Spring Challenge with you.

Hope we'll both have an amazing journey. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 5/8/2013 10:03PM

    Happy Sparkversary!

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SNOWYOGA 5/8/2013 9:51PM

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LIVEDAILY 5/8/2013 9:34PM

Happy Anniversary Susan!!

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GUENAVIEVE 5/8/2013 8:49PM

    Grats on a year Sooz! I'm glad you are still here and not giving up, that is the most important part. And an extra emoticon emoticon on your weight loss this week! emoticon

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MINDA31807 5/8/2013 8:42PM

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BOOKWORM27S 5/8/2013 7:18PM

    Good luck in your weight loss journey!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/8/2013 7:17PM

    And you're on your way. Keep it up! I'm rooting for you.

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LJR4HEALTH 5/8/2013 7:09PM

    Happy Spark emoticon

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*RENEAT* 5/8/2013 6:46PM

    Good for you!! You can do it!

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NANCYPAT1 5/8/2013 5:41PM

    Thanks for sharing - you have a great attitude.

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FIRECOM 5/8/2013 5:16PM

    What a GREAT attitude. Slow and steady wins the race every time. Thanks.

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