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How some things have changed...


Monday, December 09, 2013

I am sitting here petting the dog who is curled up in my lap and I am thinking of all the changes that have happened in the last couple years. The dog is one of those changes (and an important one). I think back to May of 2011 and what I would have done on a typical day. I was pretty pathetic. I would have been locked in my apartment, eating candy, reading for hours on end without getting up and moving even once. Today, I walked the dog three times, walked to the library (the long way around), did some yoga, visited with family, cleaned up a little in my apartment, baked cookies, read a book, and it is only 7:30. I will probably bake another batch of cookies, or maybe some muffins, and read another book. It is still a relaxed day, as I require my life to be low stress for health reasons, but it is much more active than before I joined Sparkpeople. Those are just the obvious changes...

I also lowered my cholesterol and blood pressure. And I completely control my diabetes with diet and exercise. I am happier. Even on my bad days I am pretty content with my life. I am in a good place over all. It is such a relief!
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CTUPTON 12/12/2013 3:17AM

    ou are a wonderful role model for me! chris emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/10/2013 4:16PM

    I am so proud of the healthy changes you have made!

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JITZUROE 12/10/2013 9:54AM

    These are all HUGE changes. I am so proud of you...
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SWEETNEEY 12/10/2013 8:29AM

    Personal contentment is so important. It's good to be able to look back and see some positives.

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BABYSOX 12/10/2013 6:42AM

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/10/2013 1:03AM

    I am so glad for you.Dogs are a God sned.I don't know where I would be without mine.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/10/2013 12:17AM

    I'm so proud of you!

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DESERTDREAMERS 12/9/2013 11:50PM

    You are a role model!

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EVWINGS 12/9/2013 8:52PM

    Great blog! I love reading comparisons like you have. You have come a long way, baby!!

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WILDASTER 12/9/2013 8:52PM

    This is great, you are an inspiration.

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CINDHOLM 12/9/2013 8:51PM

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MERRYMARY42 12/9/2013 8:49PM

    thanks to Sparks and your dog, who requires care and attention, so you naturally step up and do it, and isn't it great that you can

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LALMEIDA 12/9/2013 8:48PM

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GOING-STRONG 12/9/2013 8:43PM

    That is so fantastic... now your new lifestyle is a habit and with Cooper you have to keep up. So happy for you!

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MNABOY 12/9/2013 8:39PM

    You are leading and living the good life.

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COLLEENROSTE 12/9/2013 8:09PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon well done

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