Happy Anniversary to Me!

Monday, February 02, 2009


So I have been on Spark People now for a year. Some may look at my weight tracker and think that I did not accomplish much in one year. (I thought the same thing!) But as I reflect on this past year I know that I have accomplished a lot for one year. Here are a few things I have learned:

- This is my life style change, it is NOT a diet! And this journey will take time, it does not happen overnight. I put the weight on fast but it will come off slowly. I will be the healthy person I want to be!!!

- I do need support! I always thought that I could do this journey alone. I was wrong.... I need support! I need people there for me cheering me on, letting me know that I am doing good, or yelling at me when I am on the wrong path. Everyone here on Sparks has been so supportive and I thank you for being there for me! emoticon

- I can do it! This last year I re-learned how to ride my bike. Yes, I looked ridiculous the first time around the block, but by the end of the summer I was going everywhere. My point is that I always thought I was too big for certain activities but I learned that I am not. One thing on my list was to run my first marathon after I lost some weight. Well I did just that before I lost a lot of weight. It was a great experience and gave me momentum to run more. I can do this as long as I try and put my mind to it! emoticon

- If you eat something bad... it will not ruin your life. I would have bad days of eating everything and anything that was not good for me. Then I would start to give up saying, "why try.... I ruined it now.... I give up". Well now, I learned that you can have bad eating days (everyone does) and to keep it in the past and move forward. The food tracker has been great when I use it consistently! emoticon

So for my next coming year with Spark People I still want to learn more about myself. I still have an issue with eating. I am either eating too much or not eating enough. I have mastered my workouts but I need to throw in more weights and keep on challenging myself. These are things that I can accomplish and hope to accomplish much, much more. I still have so much to learn and lots of weight to lose.

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    Sign me up too. Looks like you will have your own cheer squad here!
    emoticon You go girl!
    You have gained some wonderful wisdom this last year with SP. Look forward to reading more from you this next year.

    Happy Anniversary!
    4362 days ago
    I will also be your cheerleader! We can do this! emoticon
    4367 days ago
    You are such an awesome woman! I'll be your cheer leader!!!! I look forward to continuing our education together! emoticon
    4369 days ago
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