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4 year Anniversary on Sparkpeople! 41 years married!

Monday, February 17, 2014

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Well that came around as quick as!

4 years of meeting wonderful supportive people, 4 years of being part of my Sparkfriends lives through happy events and sad times.

I was living in Santiago Chile when I discovered Sparkpeople through C25K. Some one on that website suggested to someone else to look up Sparkpeople.com as it was FREE and was a great site for exercise, eating plans and lots of support and information.

Since coming back from Chile, I have gone from not working at all, to working full time. This has seriously impacted on time spent on Sparkpeople and exercising. I am and I am sure you are as well, working out how to get our regular exercise into our busy lives. emoticon

I have learnt that this weight loss saga has become so much more than just trying to lose weight.

It is about having a healthy lifestyle and a healthy attitude to food and recognising that I am an emotional eater! I honestly did not think I was an emotional eater, but in the last few weeks when my stress levels have been high I resort to sweet food and bread. And even while I am eating this food, but I have a voice telling me this is not a healthy choice, and then there is another voice saying, "it tastes nice and I feel terrible and eating this sweet food will make me feel better" emoticon I have been buying things like a vanilla slice at a bakery and scoff it all down before I get home! emoticon

emoticon Tomorrow is a new beginning and I will eat healthy and drink 8 glasses of water.

We celebrated our wedding anniversary yesterday as Graeme had to work today which is the date of our actual anniversary. emoticon

We went to a beautiful park and took a picnic lunch. emoticon Prior to going I managed a 5 km walk with Sooty, so felt OK about having a glass of white wine.

Have just had 4 days off work, so go back tomorrow and a new set of new mother's will be coming to their first session of their parenting group. I am looking forward to facilitating this group and seeing how they grow and develop over the next 4 weeks. emoticon
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Hope you are all having a great week. emoticon

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OPALMOON 2/23/2014 8:56PM

    Hi Libby,

Happy anniversary to you and Graeme - and happy Spark anniversary as well! I hope you both had a wonderful picnic. Thanks for your friendship since we first met while you were in Chile!

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HOLLYM48 2/22/2014 9:38AM

    Hope you had a very happy day together and congrats on both anniversaries! Keep up the great work!

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/19/2014 3:40PM

    Happy anniversary - I went to Mexico last week and didn't get to spend my anniversary with my hubby so we had to celebrate early. My belief is that as long as we keep trying to make healthier choices we are winning the game. Best of luck to you

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KAILYNSTAR 2/18/2014 1:53PM

    Happy Anniversary Libby and Graeme. How lucky you are to have found someone to share you life with.

As for the emotional eating, I hear you. I find that when I'm stressed, I eat more sugary things. Carbs, carbs, carbs...

So glad that I have met you here. You have been such a supportive person.

Take care and enjoy your week.

Hugs.

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CODEMAULER 2/18/2014 1:11PM

    What a terrific way to celebrate all of your love and commitment, to each other AND to yourself!

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1BEACHWALKER 2/17/2014 9:50PM

    Happy Anniversary! Happy 4 year Sparkversary!

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WENDYJM4 2/17/2014 6:12PM

    emoticon to you and Graeme
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SUSIEPH1 2/17/2014 6:02PM

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Happy anniversary Libby and Graeme ... Glad you had such a lovely day ..
Yes I met you on Sparks when you were abroad ..
I loved your photos and your blogs you lost a lot of weight then ..
And you looked great when we meet in Perth ..
I am sure you will get back on track when you are ready ..
Sending love to you both .. Susie xx emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/17/2014 5:12PM

    emoticon & emoticon Glad that you and your DH were able to get out for a bit of togetherness. emoticon

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BOVEY63 2/17/2014 4:49PM

    Happy Sparkversary and Wedding Anniversary!
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JANET552 2/17/2014 10:04AM

    emoticon emoticon Two anniversaries so twice the celebration (in a healthy manner of course).

I agree totally that coming to Spark to help weight loss results in so much more. Kudos to you for recognizing the emotional eating. Awareness is at least half the battle.

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GOANNA2 2/17/2014 7:44AM

    Happy emoticon Libby. I remember talking to you
when you were in Chile. My goodness where has all the
time gone. I agree that Spark has been more than just
a weight loss site. We have made some wonderful friends
and we all falter at times but basically it has taught us that
we are all on a journey to a healthy lifestyle.
Happy Anniversary for today. The picnic sounds perfect.
Have a great week. emoticon emoticon

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RDEE22 2/17/2014 7:26AM

    emoticon Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and also your 4years at Sparks. emoticon

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DMEYER4 2/17/2014 7:14AM

  emoticon for both your wedding and Sparks. it is great to have so much support and knowledge to help us on our journey

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