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One Step Beyond

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Okay, so I ripped the title off from a Madness song. But that's what it feels like. I have decided to take the next step beyond the goal that had been put in writing on my ticker for so long. Time to move the ticker down. I just can't see 10 more lbs. as being done weight wise. Deep breaths as I prepare to leap...

I have to say, I am pretty impressed with myself. I am about 1 month away from my 1 year Sparkversary. Not like me to have managed to change every aspect of my existence in the last two years, the last being health related for the most part. (I am not counting Art Guy of course! He is uncategorical.) And your going to hate me for saying this, but it really has gotten easy. It is such a natural part of my life. I would have never dreamed to have a hard time not working out, not eating healthy. Overeating and emotional eating used to be so common. Now overeating is...well I can't remember the last time that happened. And I stopped emotional eating close to a year ago now, so it is hard to even remember the hows and whys that used to occur. Add happiness into the mix and the weight is just sliding off. Go ahead, I give you full permission to curse the screen, or rather me. A year and a half ago I wouldn't have understood it either. So, if anyone who reads my blogs has any questions, please message me and ask. I also read all the comments and respond personally if there is a question in them. Ask away; I want to share what life and spark has taught me. =) I used to think it was so far away. I know I would have never believed it possible for me to go from a 16 to a 6 (so far and going strong), from a couch potato to a gym lover, and from a shoe shopper (shoes are indiscriminate to the size of a person and don't really ever make you feel fat) to a petite dept., small end of the sizes, clothing-for-miles shopper, who gets a buzz just from trying things on and sometimes never actually buys anything after hours. I promise you can get here too.

Okay, so I am off to move that ticker. Thanks to everyone who has sent well wishes on being so close to my goal. But I think it is time to find a new one. Don't get me wrong, getting to a healthy BMI range is HUGE for me, and still is a big goal. But a healthy weight is optimal. ;)

xoxo to my Spark Readers

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    I am SO excited for you that this has become easy for you! I don't hate you for that - anytime a real change happens & becomes part of a person's life, it's natural that it becomes second nature to her, & this has happened to her. Congratulations! :)
    3252 days ago
    You are so amazing and thanks for being such an inspiration for me. I've been in somewhat of a slump this past week but I'll get back on track. Just been blah I guess need to get out there and do my walking and whatever else I want to do.
    3253 days ago
  • LISSA1976
    You guys are great! Thank you so much for your support this last year...and for reading my random rantings here and there. ;) I'm always here to return the favor!
    3253 days ago
  • no profile photo ALICEART2010
    I think you deserve this. You've obviously worked hard at it and it REALLY shows. Not only that but you did it in less than a year which is impressive.
    You get what you give.
    3253 days ago
    emoticon KUDOS! You go girlfriend! Well wishes on your new goals and maintaining what you have already achieved.

    3253 days ago
  • no profile photo MIRACLEINSIXTY
    i just want to shout from the rooftops: I'M SO PROUD YOU ARE MY SPARKFRIEND!!!!
    3254 days ago
    so happy for all your progress! you can do it, so can we!
    3254 days ago
  • PRIN1978
    Congrats on your healthy journey. I like to read things like this, very motivating! Good luck and all the best in health and strength and most of all...Keep up the great work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3254 days ago
  • SHRUTI23
    Congrats on your achivement. I have pretty much read all your blogs and have been in track of your journey for a long time. I am so impressed! I started a year ago and I havent seen much change in my weight. Though I am more aware of what I eat and how much I eat. I am unable to find the right set-up to start working out as well!! The result I have hardly moved the ticker to anywher...

    But then you seem to be a example that whn things are done the way it shud be.. the results are pretty obvious!

    emoticon Goodluck for your new goals and the wonderful life you are having!
    3254 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2010 8:17:34 PM
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