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One Year of the Spark!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Yesterday was my one-year anniversary with SP!! What possessed me to start my healthier lifestyle during the holiday season? I don't know...but I'm glad I did!

Over the past year, I've gone from 236 pounds to 159. My waist has gone from 37 inches to 27, my hips from 45 to 37, and my bust from a 38DDD to a 34C. I've gone from a tight size 18 to a comfortable size 6, sometimes a size 4.

Even better - I've gone from barely being able to walk a flight of stairs and having to wear an ankle brace, to running a half-marathon and trashing the brace entirely. I no longer require 10 hours of sleep per night, and I have more energy throughout the day. I can do pull-ups, push-ups, and sit-ups without "cheating".

But the best changes aren't the physical ones. The changes I made renewed my self-confidence and self-esteem. I was able to shed several negative influences and aspects of my life, and create the life I want because I believe I deserve nothing less. I am a better parent, partner, and friend because I have a positive outlook on life and believe I can inspire others to achieve great things, just as I have done.

I'm not done yet. I still have other goals, and I love the SP community. I've met all kinds of friends here. I still track my food - the single biggest factor in my success (a close second is drinking plenty of water). I am training for the LA Marathon on March 2, 2008. And if my page inspires one person to stick with the program, I'll consider myself blessed.
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MAMAJAHMAI 12/7/2007 12:35AM

    Awesome story! you look really great! Much continued success, keep on sparking! It's always motivating to see what heart, determination and hard work can produce.... congrats once again and Merry Xmas

cheers :)

Tilly.

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_BECA_ 12/6/2007 7:36PM

    You look amazing! your story is very inspiring I just wanted to say thanks for sharing it.
Beca

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