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Small Changes Changed My Life

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A few years ago health problems shattered my world. I went from being able bodied, employed, and successful, to needing a walker to get around and unemployed. I felt worthless and began to suffer from chronic depression and gained over 100 pounds. I pretty much gave up on life. I became overwhelmed by all of the things that I could no longer do. To make a long story short, I began making small changes...very small changes, to get my life back on track.

Now, I no longer need a walker to get around, I'm employed, I'm in college studying Sociology, and I'm able to do many of the things I enjoy again. I have lost weight, but not as much as I would like, but I have accomplished many other goals. So for those who don't believe that small changes make a difference...I beg to differ.

This year instead of making resolutions, I decided to make a 5-year plan. I created a vision board entitled "Health & Happiness" that is filled with long and short term goals that I want to accomplish. It includes weight-loss and getting healthy, as well as personal life goals that I have.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKLINGME176 1/2/2015 3:56PM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing AMAZING! So happy to see you, again!

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ALASKASKY 1/24/2014 3:47PM


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ELISADENK 1/21/2014 9:33PM


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WINNIE-POOH 1/2/2014 11:32PM

    What an inspiration you are. I for supernatural healing of your body in JESUS name. emoticon

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WOMANWITHGRIT 1/2/2014 11:13PM

    What a great idea! And what an inspirational and creatively unique page. You are right on it!

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KNH771 1/1/2014 9:34PM

    Wow! I'm impressed by your vision board. I can't remember the last time I did a 5-year plan for my life. I might have to steal your idea!

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IBLEVNHIM 1/1/2014 9:29PM

    Awesome! I love your Health and Happiness Board! You did a great job. Step by step, one day at a time......Thank you for reminding me to start with small steps. I needed to hear that as I am starting a new chapter in my new book in this new year. emoticon emoticon emoticon !

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COCOSMOMMA 1/1/2014 1:21AM

    Happy New Year! You can do it!

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ARIELLEKELLY 1/1/2014 12:40AM

    I found myself in the same position over the last two years. I had heart surgery at the end of 2012 and was left with back and leg/foot problems.

Without doing anything, I put on weight, it just piled on even though I thought I was eating carefully. I thought it may have been all the medication, but it was so disheartening. And as well as dragging the extra weight around I couldn't walk properly and my back hurt like hell if I stood for even a small length of time.

I have tried small changes too, but you know it's a long, slow haul and I was always one for the quick fix hahaha.


Anyway, I am so overjoyed for you that you have accomplished so much. You did that because you never gave up on yourself! Congratulations...You are a real winner in the game of life...Happy new year!

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DIANER2014 12/31/2013 11:19PM

    I love you vision board! So happy that things have improved for you! You are such a motivator and inspiration! Have a Blessed and Happy New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEATTLE58ANEW 12/31/2013 11:13PM

    I just love your vision board and I'm so glad to hear that you've been doing so good after all your bad health issues! I'm wishing you the happiest of Happy New Year and the best to you in 2014 too!! emoticon

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EXQUISITEDEE 12/31/2013 4:52PM

Thank you for sharing...awesome blog.
I am glad everything is coming together for you...step by step...little by little.
I support you. Continue to be a blessing...

Happy New Year. emoticon

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MSMAKEOVER 12/31/2013 2:35PM

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I'm proud of have my support. I am glad things are going well.

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CAROL494 12/31/2013 2:28PM

  Sounds great! emoticon emoticon

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