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I'm so proud of me!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I just got a call from my Dr's office saying it was time to schedule my blood work. I can't believe it's been a year already!

About this time a year ago, I was so disgusted with myself. Yet again, I was 2 months away from my birthday and I had wanted so badly to lose weight so I could be my age plus 100.

I was turning 60 in November. And I had done it again . . . disappointed myself. I knew there was absolutely NO WAY in the world I could lose ANY weight. Not even hope for 20 pounds in 2 months so I could weigh 160.

The Doc tossed the 'pre-diabetic' word at me. Again. I knew it, all too well I knew it and what it meant.

Like my dad had been telling me since I started putting on weight in my 20s "You're gonna be fat like the rest of the family." (Only a few of my relatives on both mom and dad's side of the family were not obese.)

So, there I was. Again. Hopeless. Depressed. Angry at myself.

Then a fellow Spyder ryder (Girls On Spyders FB group) posted a 'like' on one of the SparkPeople articles. And the Spark was kindled.

On Oct 2, I officially joined SparkPeople. It took a few days to figure out what I was supposed to be doing but I signed up for SparkCoach . . . and haven't looked back.

By my birthday, I was feeling great and had lost 12 pounds. (The whole story is on my SparkPage.) I maintained the original weight loss for 8 months (when I inched back up 5 pounds) but as of last week, the scales are going down again!

But the best part is that I feel great. My energy level, self esteem, mental outlook, physical condition is better than it has been in, well, I don't remember how many years it's been!

I'm going in for my blood work next week. And I know my Dr's going to be surprised that I've kept the weight off.

Yes, I am going to be 61 in a couple months. Yes, I am going to meet my goal this year.

And yes, I am so proud of me!


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DARLENEK04 9/6/2013 9:09PM

  You go will make it.


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SPARKLINGME176 8/31/2013 12:21PM

    You are doing GREAT! Happy for you! emoticon emoticon

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PSIMSON 8/31/2013 12:11PM

    What a terrific story! You should be so proud of yourself. Keep going, you can do it! emoticon

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THOMASINA57 8/31/2013 11:10AM

    AWESOME!!!!! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 8/31/2013 9:11AM

    I'm proud of you too! Woot...woot! When we make up our minds we are pretty much able to do ANYTHING...and our health and energy are the BEST things we can safeguard. I'm proud of you girlfriend...keep on keepin' on! We've GOT this! emoticon emoticon

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TIGER_LILY_613 8/30/2013 9:52PM

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JTREMBATH 8/30/2013 9:11PM

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DARLY55 8/30/2013 5:57PM

    Yes! You should be proud! I am proud of you, too! Your Dr will be thrilled with you and your results. Great blog! emoticon emoticon

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NHES220 8/30/2013 5:54PM

    Way to go! I'm sure your doctor will be impressed!
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MATTEROFHEART 8/30/2013 5:43PM

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Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/30/2013 1:57PM

    YES! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring success!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/30/2013 12:58PM

    You are AMAZING and I know you can do this. Woo Hoo!!!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/30/2013 10:45AM

    Cathy, I am so proud of you! You look great and exude confidence. You are an inspiration to all those that you touch.

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FISHINGLADY66 8/30/2013 10:32AM

    Your should be proud and I am proud of you too. Never look back except to see how far you have come. Keep that positive attitude. You can do it. ((Hugs))

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PHATPAT18 8/30/2013 9:49AM

    Congratulations. You have a great attitude. emoticon

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GABY1948 8/30/2013 7:44AM

    And WELL you should be proud! I am too

My reason for health was also the big D word...and I haven't looked back since either...I just had my 5th yearly since my D scare and have kept things totally in check. My a1c had been 8.5 that first year (2008) and has stayed 6.0 ever since!

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MJREIMERS 8/30/2013 7:07AM

    You should be proud! This journey is not of flat roads and easy riding. Sometimes the road goes up and sometimes down. It's all a learning curve!

I bet those labs will be emoticon this year! I know my doctor was quite surprised when I maintained my weight loss and was even more toned.

Keep up the great work!!! You are beautiful already. All you are doing is improving! emoticon

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BEWELL48 8/30/2013 6:04AM

    Good for you!

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MARITIMER3 8/30/2013 5:36AM

    You've made big changes in the past year, and deserve to be proud of yourself. You. Doctor will be too.

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FUNLOVEN 8/30/2013 4:44AM

    You should be proud of yourself and I am proud of you too emoticon
Funny, isn't it how time flies. Hard to believe a year has gone by. Well, here's to you, Cathy! I can already see the smile on your face when you leave your doctor's appointment.

BTW, I'm a November girl too!

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123ELAINE456 8/30/2013 12:57AM

  Awesome Blog!!! You have the right to be very Proud of Yourself. I'm so very Proud of You too. You have come a long way since You joined SparkPeople last year. Your Health is so much better and your Outlook on Everything is so very Positive etc. I love your uplifting blogs. They are a High Light of my day. Keep It Up. Keep Pushing Forward and Never Quit or Give Up. You Inspire and Motivate Everyone. Woo Hoo!!! Love You. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Beautiful Day. Take Care.

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KATTREE 8/29/2013 11:12PM

    emoticon This is something to be proud off! Your happy and your healthier.

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KITTYCAT64 8/29/2013 10:23PM

    You should be proud. I totally get your story. I am 63, but my birthday is in November. I also have heard the prediabetes diagnosis. Actually the number was high enough that it should have been diabetes. You inspire me. More than you know. Hugs, Cathy

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KELLIEBEAN 8/29/2013 10:05PM

    Congratulations. I'm so happy for you!!

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-WISPY- 8/29/2013 9:52PM

    Woo hoo and way to go. You deserve to be proud of you. emoticon

I joined Spark 4 years ago, I am now 74 and loved every minute of it.

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WALLAHALLA 8/29/2013 9:43PM

    That's the way to roll!

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KRIKEY 8/29/2013 9:34PM

    Inspiring story!

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TRESSWANN 8/29/2013 9:22PM

    You inspire me

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2BDYNAMIC 8/29/2013 9:18PM

    emoticon And I am proud of you too!! .......... You have beat the odds and beaten the 'family genes' ......... It will be exciting to see how those labs compare ...... great work!!

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FELINEBETTER 8/29/2013 9:10PM

    I am so proud of you too! You GO Girl!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/29/2013 9:06PM

    Sparking good job!!! Yes, your Dr. will be happy! More importantly, you're getting healthier! HUGS

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