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Another First! Thanks & Shout Out to Our SparkFamily!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thank you everyone for all of your TREMENDOUS support which pushed one of my recent blogs ("A Change in Perspective: Preparing for Maintenance") toward achieving my very first Popular Blog Post award!

It's not only a super day for this reason alone, but have notched down in another couple of ways that have me psyched as well: 1) I've crossed another big number by dropping below 220, which would be 100 pounds below where I started when joining SparkPeople in 2007 and 2) This led me to pulling out a "Large" shirt which I tried on only a few weeks ago and had barely buttoned around my belly yet already fits comfortably today...YES! Soon to kiss all the XLs goodbye and pass on to the Thrift Store!

While I'm lovin' it, I can't help but do a little head-scratching as over the past few weeks the pounds have NOT been flying. It's been a patience game for myself seeing the numbers drib, drab, zig up, zag down and just reminding myself to stay the course: ounce by ounce those pounds are gonna go!

PLUS not only have the pounds been slowing way down but with all this cardiac stuff going on my workouts have been more sparsely populated and less vigorous.

Since being unable to drive last week I have yet to get to the fitness center and relegated myself to mostly walking, jogging...yet look at these rewards I'm reaping! Go me! :-)

Such a wonderful note on which to kick off my weekend!

Thank you again everyone!

Viva la SPARK!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MCCOURTT 3/17/2014 1:41PM

    Congrad - All the way around!!! On the Blog, but more important on what you've done emoticon

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HAPPY-DESTINY 3/16/2014 11:25AM

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KANOE10 3/15/2014 9:45AM

    I am glad you had a popular blog. Your words are inspirational and should be read by everyone! Even though you are healing, you are still losing and are staying focused. Great job on the 100 pound loss. That is magnificent,

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SAM60SUMTHINK 3/14/2014 10:14PM

    Awesome and well-deserved 'popular blog' award!
You've come a long way!!
And ALL your blogs are so full of ideas, music and inspiration!

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WATERMELLEN 3/14/2014 10:00PM

    Delighted to get that popular blog motivation: although all your blogs are popular with me! Congrats on the weight loss: those pounds have no choice but to disappear because you are sticking with the program. And: I see you've put in over 500 exercise minutes already this month, before the halfway mark. On a roll, fully committed to your heart recovery and ongoing health!!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/14/2014 8:47PM

    Awesome!!!!!! Congratulations.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/14/2014 7:41PM

    emoticon emoticon Slow and steady, even with little zigs and zags... and over time... LOOK AT YOU! emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/14/2014 7:29PM

    Congrats to an inspiring guy.
Reading your blogs gives me hope.

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TINAJANE76 3/14/2014 4:15PM

    Awesome, Don--I'm so happy for you! Enjoy the attention, your Large shirts and have a great weekend!

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_LINDA 3/14/2014 1:06PM

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I too, couldn't believe you hadn't had a popular blog post until now!
Great news on the smaller size!! Weight never comes off in a straight line and its amazing you lost some with all your restrictions right now!
So keep it going, you are obviously doing something that is working for you!
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MAESTROSHASHA 3/14/2014 11:44AM

    All this accomplishment and it includes a blog post award AND a dropped clothing sizes?!?! Now that's cause for CELEBRATION! Way to go! :)

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DAISYBELL6 3/14/2014 11:38AM

    Way to go Don! I think all your posts should be Popular blog posts!

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123ELAINE456 3/14/2014 11:31AM

  Awesome Blog!!! Well Said!!! Well Done!!! You are doing Great. Keep It Up!!! You Can Do It!!! WTG!!! God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!

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CHANGE4FIT 3/14/2014 11:30AM

    Yay you! So glad you have had a remarkable "reboot" in so many ways. Keep on Sparkin',

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BEATLETOT 3/14/2014 11:05AM

    What the...? Your first Popular Blog? No way!!! Congratulations on everything!

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VALERIEMAHA 3/14/2014 10:31AM

    I can't believe this is just your FIRST Popular Blog Post award??? But anyway, HIP HIP HOORAY!

Just reading your ROCKIN' blog amped up my day several notches. Thanks for modeling how it's done, my friend, as you simply jump over all the obstacles and continue your journey-of-a-lifetime, to optimal wellbeing and contentment!

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ALIIDA 3/14/2014 10:21AM

    Great feeling, that, throwing out the large shirts. Well done! Very happy to hear how well you are doing. emoticon

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WENWIN 3/14/2014 9:53AM

    Don...there is nothing tougher than just staying the course during the ups and downs. Congrats on all your accomplishments!!

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HIPPICHICK1 3/14/2014 9:20AM

    Perhaps you weren't eating enough? Or working out too much? Maybe? Regardless, congrats on ALL of your recent successes!!
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SLIMMERJESSE 3/14/2014 9:01AM

    So glad you're doing great.

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