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HERE'S TO 2008 AND ON TO 2009!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009



THIS WAS ME 16 MONTHS AGO. IT IS A FACE THAT I SAW IN THE MIRROR EVERYDY. FOR THE LONGEST TIME I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE ABOUT MY HAIR. THEN IT DAWNED ON ME THATIT WASN'T THE HAIR. IT WAS THE FACE THAT LOOKED BACK AT ME FROM THE MIRROR. I HAD GAINED SO MUCH WEIGHT. MY BACK HAD GOTTEN BAD AND I HAD GONE THRU CANCER SURGERY AND CHEMO. THE YEARS HAD BEEN UNKIND AND I IN RETURN HAD BEEN UNKIND TO MYSELF. IT HAS TAKEN A LONG TIME TO REALIZE THAT A DIET HAS NEVER BEEN THE ANSWER. I THINK WE HAVE ALL REALIZED AFTER A LIFETIME , THAT WE MUST CHANGE THE WAY WE LOOK AND TREAT FOOD , FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.

I THINK I KNEW THAT IN SOME PART OF MY MIND, BUT JUST NEVER WANTED TO TAKE THE TIME TO CARE ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY CHANGE WHAT I WAS DOING. SINCE BEING HERE AT SPARK, I HAVE FOUND SO MANY AMAZING TOOLS AND INFORMATION. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR ME NOT TO WORK AS HARD AS I CAN TO MAKE THAT CHANGE. I HAVEN'T LOST AS MUCH AS I WANTED TO , BUT I HAVE BECOME STRONGER FROM THE EXERCISE AND THE NUTRITION TRACKER IS MY BEST FRIEND. IT IS WONDERFUL. I DO ADMIT THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I DON'T USE IT LIKE I SHOULD. BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT THE ONLY ONE I'M HURTING IS ME. I ALSO KNOW THAT I DON'T WANT TO HURT ME ANYMORE. HERE IS MY NEWEST PICTURE. I LIKE THIS FACE. IT STILL HAS WORK TO DO , BUT IT ALSO GIVES ME THE INSPIRATION TO MOVE AHEAD AND TRY TO MAKE THIS YEAR EVEN BETTER.

NOW FOR THE NEW YEAR: I WILL LOSE THE NEXT 50 LBS THIS YEAR. I AM COMMITTED TO THIS. I HAVE SO MANY FRIENDS THAT I HAVE MADE HERE THIS YEAR, THAT I KNOW WITH THEM BEHIND ME , I CANNOT FAIL. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER TO THE END.

SO NOW I BID A FOND FAREWELL TO 2008 AND ON TO 2009 AND MY NEXT 50 LBS.
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  • TAZZIE5
    You look great girl! Keep your free spirit alive!


    4442 days ago
  • KATHRYN1935
    Hi,
    I stopped by to see how you are doing.
    I hope the New Year brings you everything that you desire.
    Take care,
    Kathryn
    4443 days ago
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    I loved how honest you were in this blog about where you have been and where you want to go. Your pictures are lovely and they show the progress you are making. What they don't show is how much you have changed on this joureny emotionally and spirituallly and how your confidence and determination are simply a part of your life in terms of your health. Here's to an even healthier you in 2009! emoticon
    4447 days ago
  • AMLEHNKURT
    Deuce,

    Loved your blog. You put your thoughts into words so beautifully. I think each one of us could identify with most of what you had been feeling. I know it hit home with me.

    Here's to your journey in 2009!

    Anne
    4447 days ago
  • METALBABE
    This is a beautiful blog, and I am DEFINITELY behind you in 2009 - 100%!!
    4448 days ago
  • MOB8/2009
    You look fabulous, dahlink!!!! I can't wait until next year when we get the next picture....50 lbs lighter!

    Here's to a great, healthy new year!
    4448 days ago
  • BUFFALOGAL1952
    DEUCE...LOVED YOUR BLOG. SO GLAD YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO BEING WHAT YOU WANT TO BE! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT. IT HAS BEEN SUCH AN HONOR AND A BLESSING TO KNOW YOU, YOU CAN BE SURE I AM IN THE BLEECHERS ROOTING FOR YOU TO SUCCEED ON YOUR JOURNEY!
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    4448 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/1/2009 11:48:53 AM
  • KSNICKER
    Well said my friend... And I agree with the others... You ARE beautiful... Way to commit to the new year and loosing that weight... I am doing the same and will be with you on your journey...
    So here's to another great year!
    CHEERS!!!!

    ((HUGS))
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    BR>Kathy
    4448 days ago
  • DIANEV5
    You are beautiful and your doing great I think this is going to be a good year for all of us glad to have met you ((HUGS)) emoticon emoticon
    4449 days ago
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    DEDUCE HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THIS IS OUR YEAR MY FRIEND I AM SO GALD I HAVE MET YOU WE HAVE SO MUCH FUN!AND I REALLY HOPE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON ONE DAY!YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY MY FRIEND!HUGS,CHAR
    4449 days ago
  • LINDIEMAE
    You are beautiful, and even more so now that you have finally realised what it is you want to do...and having that mindset in place will make a difference...you'll still have ups and downs, some you will create yourself and some will come outta no where, but at least you have this team to see you throught...just as you will guide some of us through our ups and downs... Each and everyone of us bring something unique to this team, and I could not immagine this team without our DEUCE (raging reporter) ... Lets celebrate that ... and onward to a successful year in 2009 - "live the journey" hugggsss, Lindie
    4449 days ago
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