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Stepping into the New Year!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Wow it has been quite a year! Here is where I started

I wasn't even considering changing my life at that point. Until I saw that picture. I think we have a tendency to ignore the signs and tell ourselves it's not so bad, until you see a picture that is! So January 21st I started my journey. I couldn't even walk a mile then. My legs hurt, I was huffing and puffing. I was also still smoking then. I slowly started working out, eating better and the weight came off. I quit smoking and I felt fantastic! I have had my moments of self sabatoge for sure. But for the most part I knew this was a change for my life!

Here is half way through the year in May:

I have hit a huge plateau now, but I'm not too worried. I continue to choose healthy over not 80% of the time. There have been few times this year I have felt deprived of anything. I feel so much better then I did a year ago!! I was just living waiting to die I think. Now I'm living to live! To keep from dying!! It's a great feeling!!

Here is now...my Christmas presents:


I think the best gift I gave and recieved this year though was me!! I made myself a priority this year and in turn I was able to give a happier me to my loving partner and my wonderful son. I promised them every year from here out they would get a healthy me! They really seemed to like that! What do I want to achieve in the coming year. I just want to keep on going. To keep succeeding. If I happen to lose more I will be thrilled. I want to accomplish my Avon walk this year! I'm so excited for that challenge. I just want to live even more then I did last year! For the first time ever I am looking forward to the new year!! Happy Happy New Year to you my friends. I'm so happy to have met you this year and I'm so excited to continue this journey with you in 2011!!
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  • DETERMINDCHICKY
    LOVE seeing these progress pics! You look great!
    2863 days ago
  • LEASH119
    amazing!!! congrats on your success! :)
    2866 days ago
  • TEENY_BIKINI
    You look stunning.

    But your attitude is just stellar.

    Congrats on your success. You are amazing!

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    2869 days ago
  • STILLPOINT
    Happy New Year - here's to a healthy and happy you!!
    2872 days ago
  • LASARRE
    Wow, Terri, you look fantastic. You are such an inspiration to me. I wish I could have done what you did, but I know I can. You are incredible.
    2874 days ago
  • AJBOYER222
    Great blog! I love the Christmas present pics! You have done awesome in the past year, and are inspiring to me. Thanks for leading a great team too. You have helped me this far in my journey, and I know I will continue because of people like you! Have you shared the link to your Avon Walk page yet? I'd like to see it and follow your progress there as well.
    2874 days ago
  • SHAKTI_ANGELIKA
    Hi girlfriend you look fabulous and I am sooo very happy for you...we have come a long way together, and I am so glad I have gotten to know you!! Here's to a great new year and more success together in 2011!
    2876 days ago
  • MBSKIT
    WOW!!! Look at you! You look fabulous! Love the pictures of your year. You have come along way! AWESOME on stopping smoking and the weight you lost this year. You will ROCK that Avon walk!
    I'm glad that you became one of my Spark friends! Blessing in the New Year!
    2876 days ago
  • WKLYTTON
    emoticon Love the pictures! A beautiful transformation! I know how high on life you are. You are beautiful inside and out! Thanks for being such a wonderful inspiration!

    Happy New Year!
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    2876 days ago
  • JANLEH
    You are such an inspiration. Congratulations on your well deserved success.

    You look fabulous on the outside and you sound even more fabulous on the inside!

    All my sincere best wishes for a 2011 filled with happiness & light.

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    2876 days ago
  • ALYSSAMICHELLE5
    Yeah!!! This brought tears to my eyes! What an awesome blog! I'm so proud of you-you have come a long way in so many ways! I'm so glad that I have you as a friend :) Keep up the great work-you are amazing!

    Happy Happy New Year to you! We will make 2011 awesome, too!
    2876 days ago
  • PAMATX
    Wow, what a terrific year you've had! Terri you are an inspiration. You are proof that you can quit smoking and not only not gain weight, but lose weight and get super fit!

    Best wishes to you in 2011. May you achieve all your Spark goals!

    Pam
    xxooxx
    2876 days ago
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