One Year

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Today is my one year Sparkversary! I cannot believe I have stuck to a plan for one whole year. This is something I have never done before. It has been full of ups and downs but mostly downs, which is a good thing with weight loss!

Looking back, it is amazing how much has changed in one year. Not only have I lost 62 pounds, I am still moving forward. I eat healthy and not just eat one food or drink powder shakes. I have a variety of food including whole grains, fresh fruits, and fresh veggies. I exercise almost daily! This is a huge thing for me. Not only do I make myself workout, I enjoy it. I can run two miles without stopping and I am running my first 5K this weekend.

One of the biggest changes I have made is cutting out pop. I used to drink a 2 litter of Diet Coke by myself every day. Now I can go weeks without even a sip. I drink almost nothing but water. Caffiene actually affects me now where as I used to have such a tolerance that it didn't.

My confidence level is up and I am so happy with myself. There is still plenty to work on, but for once in my life I am not uncomfortable in my own skin. I love the way I feel and the way clothes fit now. Most importantly, I love catching my husband checking me out! He actually does that now!!

So after one year on Spark I am not as far as I hoped but farther than I ever dreamed I could come. I am happy, confident, and ready to push forward. I went from thinking it was not possible to knowing that it is.

Isn't it amazing what a difference one year can make? Thank you Sparkpeople and all of my Sparkfriends for helping me to change! I wonder where I will be next year...

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    congrats on making it to your 1 year sparkversary! I'm so proud of you!
    3827 days ago
  • MOM4407BECKY
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    Be proud you have done it.

    3828 days ago
    Happy emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You have come REALLY far and I'm so excited for you! Isn't this a great place? I feel a lot like you do because I feel like we have had similar paths. While I haven't lost as much as I hoped I would have lost by now, I have come so far in confidence and fitness that it more than makes up for it! I'm glad you're feeling that way, too. After all, those things are a lot more important than the precise number on the scale, aren't they?
    3828 days ago
  • BARBIE042
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    3828 days ago
    Happy 1 Year Sparkversary! You've done a great job!
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    3828 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    Thats a wonderful lot of good sustained changes to your life.

    Be proud! emoticon
    3828 days ago
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