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    CAT-IN-CJ   57,991
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Happy #1 SparkAnniversary to Me! Thank you SparkPeople & SparkFriends!!!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013


Today's my 1 year Spark Anniversary. Wow! What a difference a year can make!



When I look back over the reports at where I was one year ago today, it gives me confidence and courage knowing that I have done well . . . and broken the *EPIC FAIL* of all those years when I tried without a plan, and without success.



I may not have set any world speed records for dropping the most pounds, but I have maintained 12 pounds loss over a one year period. Plus I am feeling SOOOO MUCH better physically. My energy, confidence and stress levels have improved SOOOO MUCH.

My report stats over the past year are proof that I'm on the right track.

When I joined SparkPeople one year ago, it was a desperate act. I look back at my blogs one year ago, I was hopeless. Lost. Defeated.

In a desperate attempt to change something, I signed up for the 90-day SparkCoach program. I committed to myself that I would attack it just as I would a graduate course in my health. That program taught me so much and filled in so many of the blanks where I had been missing. No wonder I'd failed so many times.

Plus it taught me how to use the tools that SparkPeople offers. Have you checked out how many exercise videos and articles SparkPeople gives us access to? For free?! No gym membership required! No magic meals in a box!!

I also learned that 10 fitness minutes a day makes a big difference. Twice a day makes even MORE difference.

I learned that by just putting to use what I already had at home, I could succeed. Before I knew it, I could wear my wedding ring again. And I was wearing some of the clothes I had not been able to get my leg into . . . and they were comfortable!

A HUGE part of that winning combination includes my SparkTeams and my SparkFriends. I have drawn SOOO MUCH encouragement and motivation from your comments and message posts. You gals ROCK!!!

Now at the beginning of my 2nd year in my journey to health, I have the information and tools I need to succeed. Plus I have the confidence knowing when I commit to something, I can accomplish it. And that feels good.

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GWTRIKER 10/4/2013 9:22PM

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PSIMSON 10/3/2013 11:33AM

    Fantastic! What a great attitude. Congratulations on your progress. emoticon

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THOMASINA57 10/3/2013 11:10AM

    WELL DONE!!! Let's make a commitment to continue succeeding in year 2! My anniversary with spark is tomorrow..

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BIGPAWSUP 10/3/2013 10:16AM

    You are doing an awesome job. Big CONGRATS!!

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QUENNEVILLE 10/2/2013 11:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing. You are a great motivator!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/2/2013 9:47PM

    Happy Sparkversary to you!!!!!! Kudos. I remember my first anniversary and it was amazing the progress 12 months made (due to actually being committed to making things happen). Good job!

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KARRENLYNN 10/2/2013 9:43PM

    Congratulations!

Karen

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2BDYNAMIC 10/2/2013 9:11PM

    emoticon ...... Thanks for sharing Cat! ............ I think your results in every was are stellar! You look beautiful, happy, and as you say have gained so much confidence! ............ You write enjoyable blogs ..... and it looks like a most successful year ......... Yes indeed!! ............ Keep up the great work! Your Spark bud up the 'road.' ...... emoticon

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BEWELL48 10/2/2013 9:04PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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GABY1948 10/2/2013 8:43PM

    I LOVe that kitty! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 10/2/2013 8:31PM

    emoticon on your great success! I look forward to continuing the journey with you! You GO Girl!!! emoticon

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KALANTHA 10/2/2013 7:34PM

    Congratulations and Happy Sparkaversary! You have come far and learned much in one short year and I know you will go even further and reach more of your goals in the year ahead!

Way to go!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/2/2013 4:57PM

    i"m really happy for you that your first year has gone so well! Congratulations!

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KIWIANN 10/2/2013 4:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Anniversary!!! emoticon emoticon

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BEBOP4ME 10/2/2013 3:57PM

    Happy 1st Anniversary! You are right on with 10 minutes or more of exercise each day making a big difference! I am proud to celebrate our spark anniversary together! emoticon

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MARITIMER3 10/2/2013 2:24PM

    You're absolutely right. SP has everything we need to succeed, even if we have failed many times before (as I have too). Being successful requires a combination of knowledge and determination, and you've proven that you have them both. Congratulations and best wishes for year 2!
Gail
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BESCATS 10/2/2013 2:19PM

    emoticon , and congratulations on a wonderful 1st year !!

Confidence and success go hand-in-hand. emoticon

Love the photos you chose. The look on those cat's faces is priceless.

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BONNIEMARGAY 10/2/2013 2:11PM

    Bright anniversary blessings!

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BAMAJAM 10/2/2013 2:10PM

  Happy happy anniversary to you---
Loved your kitty pics-- Congratulations on your success!
I am so happy too that I discovered SPARK--
Hugs!

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MATTEROFHEART 10/2/2013 2:10PM

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So glad to hear part of your story! It is always good to look back to where we started, as long as we don't dwell there! I am so happy for you and all the progress you have made this year! Way to go!

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