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Day 732- TWO YEARS WITH SPARKPEOPLE, 100 Pounds Down


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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Two years with Sparkpeople.

Wow.

To think I started this journey two years ago, with very little faith in what I was capable of, only to be where I'm at now is just overwhelming.

If I've learned anything through this process, it is that progress, no matter how slow, is still progress. Yes, I lost 90 pounds my first year with SparkPeople and only 10 new pounds in my second year. But the point is that I didn't give up or go back to my old ways.

In my first year, I developed eating and exercise habits that I think I'll keep with me the rest of my life.

As I start my third year on this weight loss journey, I still have about 30 pounds I'd like to lose, and seeing how my second year went, I know that I will need to stay more focused and continue to track my food. I think the wedding next November will be a huge motivator to stay on track, but also, I realize I could already be at goal if I had stuck closer to my plan in my second year.

But life happens. My grandma died last December, I was stressed out with Graduation, I started a new job.

And I don't look at these as excuses. Just things that took my focus off my health momentarily, so that I stayed in a 10-20 pound range from 180-200 for almost an entire year.

But that also let's me know that I can be successful at maintenance. Because during that time, I wasn't really tracking much, just was more aware of my eating habits than I had been in the past because of the knowledge that SparkPeople has provided me.

I guess what this rambling blog is getting at is, two years down, and many more to go. I think that SparkPeople will always be a part of my life, because it has helped me become the person I always knew I could be.

So here's to year 3!
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TERRIJ7 5/4/2014 10:08AM

    I agree. Whether I'm being as diligent as I should be or not, SP is now a part of my life and what I've learned here and the friends I've made will stay with me.



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MCJULIEO 1/7/2014 3:23PM

    Way to go! (You can DO THIS!)

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MAYBER 1/1/2014 7:38PM

    you should be so proud of how far you have come and wishing you the best as you continue on your journey to good health one day at a time
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CATNCAG 12/30/2013 5:31PM

    emoticon BobCatGirl! I look forward to seeing u at the Indy Rally in January!
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GREGGWEISBROD 12/18/2013 4:26PM

    Learning lessons about ourselves and our strengths is an amazing ability. That you have the power to look back over any year and not only find yourself lighter than before, but also leaner and smarter, is just more than any of us can hope to achieve in a year, truly. I started on this with a simple agreement to myself that if it took me eight years to undo the damage I had done to my body in the past eight years, then that would be a victory worth fighting for. Obviously the story goes a little differently, lol, but I hold true to that affirmation. Every pound lost is a victory of epic proportions, and is worth celebrating. I have a feeling you're going to have an amazing 2014... just amazing. :-D

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TCCAGLE 12/12/2013 2:32AM

    Congrats!! What a inspiration you are !! Thanks so much for this blog--It is so encouraging to see someone succeed I can't wait until I can get to write a blog like this!! Hope to be 70 pounds lighter by 2015--

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SPARKBJOK 12/10/2013 11:15AM

    You look fabulous!

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INFINITELEIGH 12/10/2013 9:35AM

    Congrats on the 2 years - you look AWESOME!!
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FORTYPLUS56 12/6/2013 10:42PM

    Congrats! I Love it. Slow and steady for Life. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BROWNIEISLANDER 12/6/2013 10:13PM

    Wonderful...Keep on doing your Best! emoticon emoticon

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JULIA1154 12/6/2013 9:48PM

  Well done! It sounds as though you're on track for life.

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WHITEANGEL4 12/6/2013 9:18PM

    You are winner

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JOANNHUNT 12/6/2013 8:39PM

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR TWO YEAR JOURNEY. YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY LADY. YOU ARE AMAZING. KEEP UP YOUR AWESOME JOURNEY TO MORE SUCCESS. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY

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BUSYGRANNY5 12/6/2013 6:53PM

    Very, very impressive!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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GRLTAZ 12/6/2013 5:51PM

    Cheers ! Here's to the maintenance you ! You have the best tools here at Spark. TC

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FANTASM01 12/6/2013 5:39PM

    Very inspiring! Keep up the great work! I like to say I'm a work in progress which is what I think we all are. You have a great attitude and I know you'll stay true to yourself. emoticon emoticon

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TENOR4COUNTS 12/6/2013 11:43AM

    Congratulations! I know how life gets in the way of the goals we set. Keep up the good work.

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SBARGANZ 12/6/2013 10:54AM

    Wow, congrats on 100 pounds, no matter how fast or slow!

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MINDBATTLE 12/6/2013 9:52AM

    Wow! You are an inspiration to me! I struggle so bad with food. I like to exercise, but food is another issue. I hope that I can be as successful as you. emoticon to your goal!

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BEEANDHAM 12/6/2013 8:38AM

    Congrats on your amazing success! Keep up the great work; you;re an inspiration to all of us!

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    Good for you!!
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MARYJEANSL 12/5/2013 11:33PM

  Wishing you continuing success! You already know you can do it, and you know how. :-)

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GRANDMABABA 12/5/2013 11:24PM

    Continued great success to you through the rest of your life!

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JMARIES51 12/5/2013 10:30PM

    Absolutely awesome and you will probably look back on this past year and see how much it helped you to maintain - that is a huge loss of weight and change of habits to keep up. You are an inspiration. Good luck on the 3rd year. :-) Sounds like this one is going to be memorable.

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FUNZ81 12/5/2013 9:48PM

    Well said! This is very true for many of us. I only hope I can say as much when I finish two years. Thank you.

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HEALTHYJILL124 12/5/2013 6:16PM

    Congrats on 2 years!! You look great!!!

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    Congrrats! Keep up your good spirit!

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NEWBRANDI32 12/5/2013 2:45PM

    Very motivating. Great job!

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