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Countdown to One Year

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I'm calling the new challenge I'm doing "Countdown to One Year" because I started it at 12 weeks to my one year anniversary with SparkPeople.

I've completed one week and lost 3 pounds. WooHoo !

In the past week I also started going to a new exercise class and attended both classes (Monday & Friday). It felt really good to get some exercise. I discovered muscles I didn't know I had. But in a good way - I'm not sore, I just feel like I used my body. A great feeling.

I'm on my 6th day alcohol-free which is great for me. I know I'm addicted to alcohol. I don't care for the word "alcoholism". I prefer alcohol abuse or addiction. I don't like the word "sobriety" either. I just say that I'm a Free Spirit. I like the sound of that. It's Positive. It's not a state of "deprivation". It's a "free" decision that I'm not going to put alcohol which is toxic into my body. I'm "free" of the poison.

Anyway, I'm doing really great on this personal challenge. My goal is to lose 15 pounds which would put me in 160ville: a place I haven't been in over 10 years - or is it 20 ? I really don't know. I was around 200 pounds for a very long time. Now I'm 175-180 for a few months. 165 would be awesome.

I can do it with the help of God. I give Him all the credit. I couldn't do anything without my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who gives me strength.

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MEDDYPEDDY 6/28/2013 12:32AM

    Your blog is ooozing with posive thinking - good luck with it all!

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CAPECODBABE 6/26/2013 12:03PM

    You are doing great Val. emoticon
I have no doubt you will make your goal emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 6/26/2013 10:57AM

    Love your attitude and your plans for your first year Sparkiversary.

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SOFT_VAL67 6/26/2013 10:10AM

    great attitude. my son and his friends in na call each anniversary clean as their birthdays.
my son just celebrated his second birthday!!!
ive been using sp for around 5 years didnt realize that til i went back to my very first blog.
but, its only been in the last year that ive really gotten serious and started doing it for really real.
i dont like the term addiction either, but i do think i had some very serious addictions, not just to food, but to self abuse in general.
im doing better, even though most of 2013 has been pretty rough going for me.
im climbing my way back up and cant wait to reach the top.
good luck to you and just keep on finding what works.

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KLMEIRING 6/26/2013 9:47AM

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