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8 years right here

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I have been with Spark People for the past 8 years....

Has my life changed.....yes it has, not only have I lost over 200 pounds but I have kept it off....

I have meet so many wonderful and supportive people.....I never thought that would help , but it did...

Back in 2006 I retired from my very stress filled job.....I was just so tired of the red tape in the State system that I thought I would die if I did not retire.....( I was 52 years old)....but I later learned that it was not the job that was so stress filled...but my life....I was nearly 350 pounds, it was an effort to walk, to sit for very long and to have a normal life....I stress endlessly about my weight, I was so embarrassed so humiliated about being the fattest person at work.....I lived in fear that I would have a stroke or a heart attack...I worried that I might die at home and no one would find me for days...
I lived 1500 miles from family and I distanced my self from friends because I did not want to go out..
I always made up excuse for not going out...I just could not find the energy to move around all day...

So once I retired I watch a program about women Jackie, she weighed 650 pounds, that program hit me so hard, I cried and cried that if I did not do something I would become that 650 pound women too.

Well I found Spark People and well you know the rest of the story I am now Kitt the 145 pound women who can not only walk as much as I want I can run, I can dance but mostly I can be proud of who I am....today at 61 I am a size 10, not a model by any means but I look normal....really the new people I meet can't believe I could ever weight 350 pounds....

well shut my mouth already....

I want to say thank you GOD

THANK YOU SPARK PEOPLE AND THANK YOU FRIENDS..

I also have to say THANK YOU GARY...HE WAS AT MY SIDE THROUGH IT ALL AND HE IS HERE TODAY REMINDING ME THAT I DID THE HARD WORK ....I NEED TO HOLD MY HEAD UP HIGH...I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT FOR MOST THINK IS IMPOSSIBLE....BUT I AM LIVING PROVE IT CAN HAPPEN....JUST NEVER EVER GIVE UP..







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CAROL_31649731 4/28/2014 11:29PM

    What an amazing life story. I would be honored to call you friend! Thanks for the inspiration.

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AMYSYOKO 4/28/2014 10:07AM

  wow what a life altering journey, truly amazing story, you are an inspiration

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SHARON10002 4/27/2014 11:26PM

    emoticon Kitt! You are an inspiration to all of us here at SP who have a long way to go on our journey. Your pictures say it all. Truly remarkable!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/27/2014 4:02PM

    I am so glad that you are here on Sparks and that you are my dear friend.

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SHERYLP461 4/27/2014 8:22AM

    You are an amazing woman, I am proud to have read your story.
thank you.
Sheryl

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AJDOVER1 4/26/2014 11:37PM

    You are a very special woman. The support and positive energy you share are incredibly valuable.
It's a gift to share this journey with you!
Hugs,
Aurlie

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KENDRACARROLL 4/26/2014 10:58PM

    Congratulations! You're amazing!

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ENTIRELYBEVERLY 4/26/2014 10:02PM

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/26/2014 8:11PM

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HAPPYSOUL91 4/26/2014 2:59PM

    You worked hard, kept your focus and didn't give in to excuses. Woo hoo girl...take a bow! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 4/26/2014 2:37PM

    Congratulations, Kitt, on the hard work you did to get to where you are today!! Happy Sparkversary!!! Keep up the great work! I'm so proud of you!!!

Hugs,

Lainie

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LOLAJO54 4/26/2014 2:33PM

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you are our inspiration
Thank You

hugs Jo

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MOM2ACAT 4/26/2014 1:07PM

    emoticon and emoticon from a fellow Class of 2006 "Spark-mate"!

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MAESTROSHASHA 4/26/2014 12:53PM

    What an Inspiring Sparker you are!! Congratulations on all of your success and hard work and sticking with it. It's people like you that help people like me know we can do it!

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KATHYJO56 4/26/2014 12:48PM

    emoticon Kitt! When I first came to the Ruby Team, I saw what you had done and I knew that if you could do it, so could I. With lots of prayer and always looking to you for advice it happened. You are the one that deserves thanks! I hope you realize how much hope you have given to others and what a motivator you are. I am proud to be your friend! You have worked hard and I know you well enough to know that you will always be working hard at maintaining your goal. You are my hero! emoticon emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 4/26/2014 12:48PM

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Happy emoticon plus emoticon Anniversary!!

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TUBLADY 4/26/2014 12:22PM

    Fantastic.
You have set an example for what a person can achieve.
I know exactly what it felt like to be almost 350 and the fears that you have.
You have twice the time on Spark as me, but someday I too will hit eight years .
I commend you for keeping your weight off so well.
I have too , but it's a daily struggle. I had hopes it would get easier. Smile!!
Keep doing what you're doing, you motivate others with your success.
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NASFKAB 4/26/2014 11:54AM

  great job CONGRATULATIONS you did it

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