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Day 1000- One Thousand Days of SparkPeople


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today, I made my page public again and it couldn't come on better day.

DAY ONE THOUSAND.

When I joined SparkPeople back in December 2011, I was hoping that somehow, this time it would be different. That all my failed attempts and weight loss were out of my system, and I'd somehow manage to really get it this time.

And I did.

But not without the help of thousands of SparkFriends and readers who made comments on my pictures and blogs, encouraging me when I was down, and giving me suggestions when I had questions.

Through SparkPeople, I found articles about becoming a runner. I also found SparkFriends that suggested Couch 2 5k. Other SparkFriends sent me a link on how to train for a half marathon.

And then I ran a half-marathon.

So many people celebrated with me when I reached One-derland. And so many congratulated me every time I had a non-scale victory or dropped a pant size.

And I blog about it all the time, but the support I get from my SparkFriends is what keeps me going. Every time I hit a bump in the road on this journey I'm on, I know that I can come here, share what's going on, and find support and that's what SparkPeople is really about.

Whether you're new to the site, or have been here for years, the site and the people on this site are constantly finding ways to make this whole losing weight and getting healthy thing a little bit easier.

I am so thankful for SparkPeople and how it's improved and changed my life.

Now, I'm off to training for my new job. J.D. and I both start September 8th and are hoping to hear back today on a house for rent we put in an application for. If we don't get it, we will just have to keep looking, but I think this house is meant for us, and I hope that we get it.

Thanks for reading, Sparkfriends. And for putting up with my ramblings for 1,000 days.

I love this site, and am so grateful that you all are a part of my life.
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TERRIJ7 10/29/2014 10:34AM

    Getting to share the journey with friends that we will never meet in real life is one of the coolest things about Spark people. Spark on!

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LILYPUDGE 10/5/2014 11:30AM

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MCJULIEO 10/2/2014 8:36PM

    Yay for you! We are honored to be on the ride with you....

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SUPERSYLPH 9/21/2014 10:55AM

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BESSHAILE 9/11/2014 6:15AM

    What a milestone - and thanks for taking us along with you.

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RITEEBEE 9/10/2014 12:40PM

    This is so sweet, I agree sparkfriends help me keep going too!!
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MRSRIGS1 9/9/2014 8:00PM

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JAB2010 9/8/2014 10:36AM

    You inspire me! Good luck with the new job! emoticon

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FROMNDTOGA 9/6/2014 10:04PM

    Way to go - you inspire me!
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CORNERKICK 9/6/2014 2:16AM

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NHES220 9/5/2014 12:06PM

    Congrats on your 1,000 days! Quite the milestone. You should be very proud of all you have accomplished along the way and the inspiration you have been to others on your journey.

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KATHIC2 9/4/2014 6:27AM

  Whew! Lot's going on. Mucho congrats!!! Stress throws us all off. Maintain your focus.

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SANDICANE 9/3/2014 7:11AM

    Happy 1000 and may you have 1000 more!

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BFLOGRL 9/1/2014 7:19PM

    You're enthusiasm and openness is an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing your journey. emoticon


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DAISY93637 9/1/2014 7:12PM

  Thank you for making your page public. I just started back with SP. I am more serious about it this time. I am using the tools to help motivate me. I have also been walking and going to the gym. I am going slow, but steadily increasing weight and intensity of my workouts. Thanks again

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SPINSTER321 9/1/2014 11:14AM

    Congratulations for everything.

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SGFLAUTIST 8/31/2014 12:47PM

    Congratulations and good luck with the house!!!

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JUDITHANNIE 8/31/2014 11:38AM

    So happy for you and your new adventure. You're going to be in Ann Arbor not to far from us, probably about 2 hrs. Enjoy. emoticon emoticon you keep me young.......

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EVRLNGFOO 8/30/2014 2:18PM

    congrats on 1000 days and the new job! very exciting time for you right now. thanks for sharing your journey with us. you are a great inspiration. keep up the great work!

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CHUBBY_MOM 8/30/2014 10:36AM

    I love reading your blogs. You are so honest in your weight loss journey and life style change to a healthier you! 1000 days...WOW! Once again, Thank you for sharing!

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PHOTODUCK 8/30/2014 10:12AM

    1000 days! Congrats! What a great accomplishment! You look great, by the way!

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WRITERWANNAB 8/30/2014 1:34AM

    You are an inspiration to me & often brighten my day. I love hearing about all the good things coming your way & pray that will continue to happen. You go, girl! ~ emoticon emoticon

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GRANNIEC1 8/29/2014 11:45PM

    How AWESOME! Good luck in all you endeavors and the best at your new job. Fingers crossed for the house emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/29/2014 9:35PM

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments!

And best wishes for the new adventures for you and JD.



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JAMES_IN_VT 8/29/2014 7:38PM

    You are an inspiration! Great work!

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DIAMOND102 8/29/2014 4:53PM

    emoticon and emoticon on losing weight. Your blog is inspirational emoticon

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ANNEMARIA6 8/29/2014 3:05PM

    Awesome and so encouraging! Thanks. emoticon

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PRESBESS 8/29/2014 2:50PM

    Awesome blog! Congratulations on your weight loss. I too love, love, love Spark People. God has used it to bless my life tremendeously.

Keep going my fellow Sparker. Keep making it happen
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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 8/29/2014 2:15PM

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JANEWATKINS 8/29/2014 1:51PM

    You are most inspiring!

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OKGOATGAL 8/29/2014 1:33PM

  awesome!

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EGMINGA 8/29/2014 1:23PM

    emoticon Best wishes on your new job and your new home.

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MARGARITTM 8/29/2014 12:46PM

    Congrats - look at you go!

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RICHEY1961 8/29/2014 11:42AM

  this is the very first time i have ever blogged but your effort inspired me to thank you .

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KATHIC2 8/29/2014 8:41AM

  You are so inspiring!!!

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SLIMLEAF 8/29/2014 8:33AM

    Congratulations! Reading your blog post encourages me to keep trying until I succeed too.

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MAWMAW101 8/29/2014 7:20AM

    Congratulations on the new life! You certainly earned it! Keep Sparling!
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SHARON7464 8/29/2014 6:38AM

    It seems the stars are aligning for you! Congratulations on reaching another milestone on your weight loss journey as well as the new job! I've missed reading your blogs.... emoticon

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B-LYNN1ST 8/29/2014 2:59AM

    emoticon Woohoo! I love sparks. Thanks for sharing.
I wish you well.

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JSEATTLE 8/29/2014 1:19AM

  1,000 Days and 1,000 reasons to keep on going! Congratulations to you and to JD too. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others!

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Way to turn your life around at this beginning stage of your new young life. Wishing you good health, happiness and success! Enjoy!
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JIBBIE49 8/29/2014 12:19AM

    Glad you have been here a 1000 days. I've been a Sparker for 2514 days and still not at my goal, but I've never been back up to that horrible 214# that I was when I started Day 1.

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_CYNDY55_ 8/28/2014 11:44PM

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RENATA144 8/28/2014 11:41PM

  CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!
You are one of the most Inspiring people in the world !!!
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SLLYONS51 8/28/2014 10:35PM

  So inspiring. Yours is one of the first blogs I subscribed to and I am so glad I did! Just awesome what you have accomplished. emoticon

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