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    1935MARY   19,337
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Anniversary

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Yesterday was my one year sparks anniversary . I have had my ups and downs and fell off the wagon a time or two but no more messing around. I finally figured it out I had my goals wrong. By putting my weight wants first I got mad and disappointed when the lbs just didn't fall off. I know at my age and problems it was going to be harder, but in my mind 2lbs a week was doable. But it isn't . It made me angry . Even though my health was getting better ,the weight lost was consuming me. I couldn't let it go that my progress was to slow and that was my final fall from the wagon for two months I half way to no way stayed with the program. My sugars went crazy and I wasn't feeling great . When I went to doctor numbers were up, by talking to her she started me back on the right path. When I went to my eye doctor last week ,well he strengthen the path, He said for me to have had diabetes for as long as I have, I had good eyes. The fluid that I had ,had was gone, I had a few diabetic problems, some floaters, but the key to it all was keeping those sugars down, Even though I would love to see all my weight down faster, I have put it second and health first . It is the right thing to do. So here is to my Anniversary and to better health. After all I could lose all the weight in the world and it would not mean a thing ,if I wasn't in better health where I can enjoy it.
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THEEXERCISER 8/19/2013 11:15AM

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TATTER3 8/18/2013 8:47PM

    Happy anniversary! Day at a time and keep Sparkin'!!

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PEPPYPATTI 8/18/2013 2:56PM

    Happy Spark Anniversary! And you are right in putting your health first in place of weight loss. The healthier you get, it will start coming off, believe me! I have had so many restarts & set backs but what counts is that we get back up & keep trying!
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NHES220 8/18/2013 12:46PM

    I also set a goal of 2 lbs a week when I started and then I quickly re-adjusted because it just was not happening. Maybe when I was younger, but not now. Now some weeks it is a pound, some weeks more, some weeks less and some weeks nothing. But I too focus on health and my cholesterol is lower, my triglycerides are normal and my blood pressure is coming down and that is really what it is all about. The weight will come along with it, but the health is number 1.
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IOEINC 8/18/2013 12:28PM

    Great blog!! Eating healthy and getting that daily exercise really beats putting the weight loss first which will eventually result from eating healthy and daily exercise. emoticon

It gets harder to lose weight as we age but we just have to persevere and keep on track!!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2013 11:22AM

    Amen! Health first, then weight. That's definitely my approach too. Good job. And congratulations!

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CMORGAN253 8/18/2013 10:56AM

    Congrats on your first year and to all you have learned. It is so hard to let go of that number on the scale - but when you do, you gain so much more!

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